About Bishop's Quarter, Ballyvaughan, Burren!
Bishop's Quarter is located just 2 kms north east of Ballyvaughan in the north of County Clare on the West coast of Ireland. It is a pleasant drive, no matter which direction you're coming from.
The Burren plateau of North-West Clare is internationally famous because of its beautiful limestone landscapes and the remarkable flora of the region as well as its rich archaeological heritage. It is the finest example of a karstic terrain in Ireland, with a full assemblage of the curious landforms and subterranean drainage systems that characterise these limestone terrains.
The Burren offer an abundant diversity of flowers and plants, never planted by man.The area also hosts 70 wedge-tombs (the most famous of them being Poulnabrone, 20 mins. from the cottages), ring forts, caves (most notable Aillwee Cave and Doolin Cave ), castles (Leamenagh Castle) and a network of field walls and hut circles.
Certainly the Burren are the main feature of the area but there are many other sights worth a visit: The Cliffs of Moher are just half an hour from the house. The Aran Islands can be reached by boat from Doolin or from Galway (45 mins). This lively city does not only attract through its shopping centres but also through the cultural activities, the cathedral and - last not least - through the Galway Horse Races. It also the gateway to the wild romantic mountains of Connemara.
The area offers a wide variety of activities [more...]
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