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36. A Co. Clare Burren car drive from Kilfenora to the coast near Ballyvaughan - part 2 Caherconnell ring fort, Poulnabrone Dolmen and limestone hills and Atlantic Coast and Newtown Castle

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These archaeological sites are on the R480 on the Burren inland road to Ballyvaughan.

 

 

The stone ring fort of Caherconnel

For more details on the Caherconnel

 

You then keep on heading north up the R480 and after a few miles further north, on your right, you arrive at one of Irelands most famous and most photographed prehistoric sites ....

Poulnabrone Dolmen, archaeological site in the Burren: It is a neolthic ritual-burial site dating from about 2500 BC, i.e. over 4500 years old.

For more details and pictures of Poulnabrone Dolmen

 

 

Heading down into Ballyvaughan with the limestone hills on either  - Car drive from Kilfenora to Ballyvaughan, The Burren, County Clare, West of Ireland

After our little archaeology excursion we heading down the road into Ballyvaughan with the limestone hills on either side of the road.

Heading down into Ballyvaughan with the limestone hills on either  - Car drive from Kilfenora to Ballyvaughan, The Burren, County Clare, West of Ireland

 

? Church, Ballyvaughan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The village of Ballyvaughan. - Car drive from Kilfenora to Ballyvaughan, The Burren, County Clare, West of Ireland

The village of Ballyvaughan and then we drove in anti-clockwise journey on the R477 coast road.

 

The coast just off the coastal road R477 beyond Ballyvaughan .... - Car drive from Kilfenora to Ballyvaughan, The Burren, County Clare, West of Ireland

The coast just off the coastal road R477 beyond Ballyvaughan ....

The coast just off the coastal road R477 beyond Ballyvaughan .... - Car drive from Kilfenora to Ballyvaughan, The Burren, County Clare, West of Ireland

... where the limestone of the Burren meets the Atlantic Ocean.

... where the limestone of the Burren meets the Atlantic Ocean. - Car drive from Kilfenora to Ballyvaughan, The Burren, County Clare, West of Ireland

 

eroded cracks in the limestone rock that simulate a model' river - Car drive from Kilfenora to Ballyvaughan, The Burren, County Clare, West of Ireland  with the plant life existing in the eroded cracks - Car drive from Kilfenora to Ballyvaughan, The Burren, County Clare, West of Ireland

... with the plant life existing in the eroded cracks in the limestone rock that simulate a model' river.

Then back to Ballyvaughan for refreshment!

 

The Soda Parlour Bed and Breakfast also has a good coffee house and creperie. - Ballyvaughan, The Burren, North County Clare, Ireland

The busy Ballyvaughan village - The Burren, North County Clare, Ireland

The limestone hills of The Burren above Ballyvaughan, The Burren, North County Clare, Ireland

Ballyvaughan Village, The Burren, County Clare, West of Ireland: The busy Ballyvaughan village is set in the limestone hills of The Burren, near the sea (Galway Bay), in north County Clare, Ireland. The Soda Parlour Bed and Breakfast also has a good coffee house and creperie. The Tea Junction Cafe also offers self-catering accommodation for single nights or weeks as well as a good cup of tea and delicious brown bread. Ballyvaughan is a good base to explore The Burren and the coastal scenery of this part of the West of Ireland.

The Tea Junction Cafe also offers self-catering accommodation for single nights or weeks. - Ballyvaughan, The Burren, North County Clare, Ireland

The limestone hills overlooking Galway Bay and Ballyvaughan, The Burren, North County Clare, Ireland

 

An Fear Gorta Tea andGarden Rooms

 

The view across the road from the An Fear Gorta cafe, the pier at Ballyvaughan

 

Ballyvaughan

 

Newtown Castle near Ballyvaughan, in the grounds of the Burren College of Art

 

 

 

 

 

 

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