Guest Videos: The Burren and Cliffs of Moher

Here’s a repost from May 2018!

Did you see The Princess Bride? The Cliffs of Moher look a real-life “Cliffs of Insanity,” and they are just as dangerous to sailors.

Here’s a little geologic background on them.

Now, what is the Burren?

The Burren is not a barren and boring museum of stones, monuments and scientific curiosities. Quite the contrary, it is a living place teeming with nature’s bounty: ordinary and exotic rocks, plants, animals, insects and birds. Its geology and diverse habitats are packed with startling features and surprising landforms. Interwoven into its geology and geography is a rich history beginning 330 million years ago – before human habitation; before dinosaurs, before flowering plants – and unfolding in its many chapters right up until today. All that bounty is here to be discovered.


They’re partial to the place in Ireland.

Together, the Burren and the Moher Cliffs are now a UNESCO geopark.

Featured image: CoffeeCupKat, at Pixabay. Public domain.

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