The word Burren comes from an Irish word Boareann meaning a rocky place. This is an extremely appropriate name when you consider the lack of soil cover and the extent of exposed Limestone Pavement. However it has been referred to in the past as Fertile rock due to the mixture of nutrient rich herb and floral species.
Welcome to the Ennis Information Age Town Website. These pages serve as a gateway to the community of Ennis. In time this site will develop into an essential resource for the citizens of Ennis and all connected with the town.
General guide to Clare and Galway, offering diverse information..from genealogy - local surnames and history to recycling facilities and beaches. Also includes a town and village guide, small but specialised accommodation and business listings. Loads more..
The twin towns of Killaloe/Ballina, one of Irelands most unique attractions. Nestled in a valley on the shores of Lough Derg, the towns are surrounded by beauty. They are linked by a bridge across the Shannon. This bridge not only links two towns but two counties as Killaloe is in Clare and Ballina is in Tipperary.
Standing 214m (702 feet) at their highest point they stretch for 8 kilometres (5 miles) along the Atlantic coast of County Clare in the west of Ireland. From the Cliffs of Moher on a clear day one can see the Aran Islands and Galway Bay, as well as the Twelve Pins and the Maum Turk mountains in Connemara, Loop Head to the south and the Dingle Peninsula and Blasket Islands in Kerry.