Keywords:Ireland, Sunset, West, Landscape, Clare, dusk, Irland, lime stone, Burren, HDR, County Clare, Mullaghmore, Éire, NTO, tone mapped, Burren National Park, Fine Image
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These images are from my birthday weekend trip to the Burren in County Clare to visit some friends, celebrate our common birthday, get some fresh air and take some photos.The Burren (Irish: Boireann, meaning Great rock) is a unique karst-landscape region in northwest County Clare, in Ireland and one of the largest Karst landscapes in Europe. The rolling hills of Burren are composed of limestone pavements with crisscrossing cracks known as "grikes", leaving isolated rocks called "clints". The region supports Arctic, Mediterranean and Alpine plants side-by-side, due to the unusual environment. The blue flower of the Spring Gentian, an Alpine plant, is used as a symbol for the area by the tourist board. Burren's many limestone cliffs, particularly the sea-cliffs at Ailladie, near Fanore, are popular with rock-climbers. For potholers, there are a number of charted caves in the area. Doolin is a popular "base camp" for cavers, and is home to one of the two main cave-rescue stores of the Irish Cave Rescue Organisation.