The Burren, County Clare – Ireland

Poulnabrone Dolmen, The Burren, County Clare

Poulnabrone Dolmen, The Burren, County Clare

The Burren contains a strange, almost moon-like landscape, which is a treeless limestone plateau that’s a pilgrimage for geologists and botanists. The Poulnabrone Dolmen, means pool of sorrows, dates back to 25,000BC and is an example of the many ancient monuments which are in this part of Ireland. It’s quite amazing that the Burren is home to many plants that flourish in this apparently inhospitable landscape. I find sights like this on my travels really make me think, imagine that this structure has been here for over 4,500 years. Who built it? Why was it built? How has the sloping top stone remained there for 4,500 years? Discovering sights like these make travelling not only interesting but an education in the Journey of Life.

Photograph taken with Nikon D90 & 12-24mm lens at 14mm on 27th April 2012

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