The Burren and The Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher

The Burren together with the Cliffs of Moher were awarded Global Geopark status in 2011 for their outstanding geological and cultural heritage and for the work being done in the region to develop a sustainable form of tourism. An ice shelf shaped ancient seabed the Burren is a stark contrast to the rolling green hills of the farmed Irish countryside, and yet it remains a fertile pasture for livestock year-round. The Cliffs of Moher, 360 million years of sediment layers from an ancient river delta pushed up by plate movements stand up to 214 metres tall providing a safe haven for one of Europe’s largest colonies of nesting seabirds.

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