Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Poulnabrone Dolmen, The Burren, County Clare

Devil's bit scabious
Bloody cranesbill
Irish Eyebright
Rusty back fern
Limestone polypoddy
Maiden hair fern

The Burren is a wonderful place of limestone pavement as far as the eye can see, and this combined with a mild Atlantic climate results in an array of flowers comparable with anywhere in the British Isles. At its heart is the neolithic burial tomb of Poulnabrone Dolmen, over 5000 years old. We were too late in the season to fully appreciate the flora, but even so it was a pleasure to be here on a beautiful, warm and sunny day.

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