Beautiful Irish photos from The Burren in county Clare for sale as canvas prints, framed prints and more

During the Cromwellian occupations of 1651-1652 Edward Ludlow wrote of The Burren “It is a country where there is not enough water to drown a man, wood enough to hang one, nor earth enough to bury him...... and yet their cattle are very fat; for the grass growing in turfs of earth, of two or three foot square, that lie between the rocks, which are of limestone, is very sweet and nourishing”. Encompassing 250 square kilometres this beautiful area of barren limestone rock in north County Clare has its origins in the ice ages. This amazing landscape supports Alpine, Mediterranean and Artic plants side by side and is also very rich in archaeological and historical sites with megalithic tombs, celtic crosses, ring forts and a number of historic church ruins. The scenic villages of Corofin, Kilfenora, Tubber, Kinvara, Balluvaughan and Lisdoonvara are all contained within The Burren area

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Mullaghmore and Knockanes mountains in The Burren National Park in county ClareBeautiful Bloody Cranesbill flowers in The Burren in county ClareBeautiful flowers growing in The Burren in county Clare in summer including orchids and birds foot trefoilBurnet Roses growing through cracks in the limestone pavement in The Burren in county Clare. The flower a species of rose and is native to western, central and southern Europe and is generally restricted to sand dunes or limestone  pavements Traditional Irish thatched cottages near Corofin village in county ClareTraditional Irish thatched cottages above Inchiquin lake near Corofin village in county ClareWhitethorn hedge in full flower in early summer near Corofin village in county ClareTraditional Irish thatched cottages near Corofin village in county ClareView from Corker Hill in The Burren near Ballyvaughan on a summers morningStone Wall in The Burren at Black Head looking down on Ballyvaughan villageStone Wall in The Burren at Black Head looking down on Ballyvaughan villageKilmacduagh Round Tower and monastery ruinsMullaghmore in the Burren National Park in county ClareMullaghmore in the Burren National Park in county Clare

“A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.” (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

All my photos area also available for sale as jpeg files for Commercial use. Please email me at johnquinn@beautifulirishphotos.com . I accept payment by cheque, postal order or paypal




sunset at Doolin Pier in county Clare