Stone Fence winds through the Burren

Stone Fence Burren County Clare

A stone fence winds through the Burren, County Clare, Ireland.

A stone fence winds its way through Ireland’s smallest national park, The Burren, covering 250 square kilometres in counties Galway and Clare.

The Burren, which means “great rock” in Irish, has the appearance of a great slab or limestone pavement dotted with wildflowers but few trees.

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The majority of these stone fences which divide many parcels of land in the Irish countryside were built in the post-famine years when land was redistributed. Most of the rocks came from the very pastures delineated by the rock walls.

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