Final Irish hiking post for this week from the Burren, Co Clare.
On Sunday we went for a hike in Gougan Barra and we had the most snow I’ve seen for years. We had to dodge a few snow showers, but in between them we had beautiful blue skies.
I can’t take the credit for the snowman, he was already there. Our attempt was a much smaller one, who lives on a picnic table!
In my last post I showed you a photo from our recent hiking trip to the Burren, Co. Clare. We made it to the top of the rock. It was a difficult hike for me. I’m used to forest routes, not rocky ones.
It was worth the trek though to see this and to enjoy a wind-swept lunch at the top.
Gougane Barra is where the River Lee starts. The name came from St Finbarr and there are the ruins of an ancient monastery there, as well as a tiny, more modern church.
It’s a place I like to go to any time of year because there are different hikes and walks in the area.
The Burren in Co Clare is a karst landscape of limestone rock. I have only really been here once, although I’ve driven through the area many times.
There are many different hiking trails there, mixed with little colourful villages.
Have a lovely weekend 🙂