Lough Garrig
10 Jan
The smallest Lake in Ireland is in the Burren.

Sitting on top of Slieve Elva at an elevation of almost 330m is a tiny pond of water called Lough Garrig. Only a couple of metres across, it is barely …

Sand Volcano
1 Dec
When is a volcano, not a volcano? When it is a sand volcano?

Along our coast from Doolin to the Shannon Estuary there are a few nice examples of sand volcanoes. Sand volcanoes are low conical mounds, often with a shallow central depression, …

The Science of Dating Rocks at Lisdoonvarna, County Clare.
9 Nov
The Science of Dating Rocks at Lisdoonvarna, County Clare.

There are two main ways to know the age of a rock; the first is to identify the fossils and compare them with other layers in different places that have …

19 Jan
435 million year old fossil starfish discovered by Geopark Geologist Dr. Eamon Doyle

A new species of fossil starfish has been described from the Maam Valley of County Galway in the latest issue of The Irish Journal of Earth Sciences, published by the Royal …

2 Feb
GeoparkLIFE Universal Access project receives award shortlisting

The Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geoparks Universal Access project with the Brothers of Charity, Ennis and local heritage guide Tony Kirby has just been shortlisted for an AONTAS STAR …

9 Jun
Burren Geology Field School Opens

A new geology field school opened in County Clare today is expected to draw students from all over the world to the limestone karst landscape of the Burren. Developed by the …

5 Mar
Banner Rocks Book Launch

A new book on the geology of County Clare was launched at the Burren Tourism Story event at the Pavillion, Lisdoonvarna on March 6th 2015.  ‘Banner Rocks – The Geological …