The Burren Way – Part 5 – Clare

  • Author:ActiveME
  • Created: August 28, 2012
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Clare
  • DistanceInstructions
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  • Distance22.15 km
  • Time0 s
  • Speed0.0 km/h
  • Min altitude22 m
  • Peak137 m
  • Climb125 m
  • Descent236 m

Part 5 of the Burren Way from Carran to Corrofin is a moderate 6 hour (17 km) walking route through the spectacular Burren National Park in north County Clare in the west of Ireland.

You can also search for many other walks in the area. Use our Map of Ireland and Sat Nav tool to get directions to the start point of this walk and use our detailed map and GPS on our ActiveME App to find and follow the walking route and keep on track.

This walks passes near the triple ringfort of Cathair Chomáin also known as 'Cahercommaun'. Built on the edge of a high steep cliff for defensive reasons this fort dates from around year 800 A.D.  The fort is located at the edge of a cliff and is similar shape to other nuclear forts like Dun Duirn or Dun Aenghus on the Aran Islands. The inner wall alone consists of 16,500 tons of stone and had a thickness of about 8.5 meters.  Little is known of its history, but excavations carried out in 1934 and 2003 tell a story about the life at Cathair Chomain Trivallate Fort
 

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Part 5 of the Burren Way from Carran to Corrofin is a moderate 6 hour (17 km) walking route through the spectacular Burren National Park in north County Clare in the west of Ireland.

You can also search for many other walks in the area. Use our Map of Ireland and Sat Nav tool to get directions to the start point of this walk and use our detailed map and GPS on our ActiveME App to find and follow the walking route and keep on track.

This walks passes near the triple ringfort of Cathair Chomáin also known as ‘Cahercommaun‘. Built on the edge of a high steep cliff for defensive reasons this fort dates from around year 800 A.D.  The fort is located at the edge of a cliff and is similar shape to other nuclear forts like Dun Duirn or Dun Aenghus on the Aran Islands. The inner wall alone consists of 16,500 tons of stone and had a thickness of about 8.5 meters.  Little is known of its history, but excavations carried out in 1934 and 2003 tell a story about the life at Cathair Chomain Trivallate Fort
 

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