We visited the Burren in County Clare on a glorious day in July. The Burren are dominated by a glaciated karst landscape where the many crevices in the rock provide the perfect shelter for flora and fauna.
And as it was early July, the landscape was filled with colour provided by the many species of flowers.
On this particular day, the bees and butterflies were happy flying from flower to flower collecting nectar. Our next stop was Poulnabrone dolmen. Walking towards the tomb, information signs explained about the tomb, the landscape , the flora and fauna.
The tomb itself is a classic example of a portal tomb, flanking the entrance to a rectangular stone lined chamber which is covered by a single large capstone.
When Poulnabrone tomb was excavated in the mid 80's, it was revealed that at least 33 individuals were buried in the chamber of the tomb. The bones , which were badly defragmented, were from adults and kids, both male and female. It is believed that the bones were buried somewhere else and were transferred afterwards to the tomb.
Personal possessions buried with the dead included beads, axes, flint weapons,.....
Next was a fabulous picnic with views across the Burren national park. Where an outdoor picnic always seem to be tastier than a meal indoors, the views we had across the Burren National park's highest peak (Knockanes - 207 meters) were just phenomenal. If you are interested in discovering this amazing landscape, visit https://www.burrennationalpark.ie/