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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, …

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Stress Release in the Burren
26 Nov
Stress Release in the Burren

One of the most striking features of the Burren are the vertical cracks or fissures in the limestone. They are known as ‘grikes’ although I prefer the local term ‘Scealps’. …

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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 …

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4 Jun
Burren Rocks

We are delighted to be part of the European Global Geoparks Network. To celebrate European Geoparks Week we have a series of online zoom Burren Rocks events from June 8th till …

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27 Apr
Burren Rocks

Series four of Geologist Dr. Eamon Doyle’s Burren Rocks in last weeks Clare Champion.

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14 Apr
Geopark Code of Practice for Sustainable Tourism

Training for the Code of Practice for the Burren Ecotourism Network has been very successful so far in 2021, with over 70 local business attendees in our training webinar series. …

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7 Apr
New logo

Introducing the new Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark logo! The Burren & Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark designation has become part of the identity of the region. …

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7 Apr
Burren Rocks

Another fascinating article by our very own geologist Dr. Eamon Doyle in last week’s Clare Champion.

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1 Oct
Exhibition: The Geopark Captured on Canvas

The programme This summer seven local artists became ‘Artists in Residence’ at visitor centres across the Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark. They created new works while promoting and …

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