This site is about the archaeology of the  Burren area of County Clare, Ireland, from prehistoric to late medieval times.

It is a work in  progress.....!

The Burren area of northwest County Clare is a largely upland karst limestone landscape bounded to the west and  northwest by Galway Bay, to the northeast by the lowlands of south Galway, to the east by the lowlands that stretch from Ennis to Gort, and to the south by the undulating shale landscape that reaches the coast at the Cliffs of Moher.


Timeline of archaeological work in the Burren

Interest in the very rich archaeology of  the Burren has increased in recent years, but has a very strong pre-industrial base in the work of T.J  Westropp



Timeline of radiocarbon dates in the Burren

The discovery of radiocarbon dating allowed a more accurate understanding of the age of various Burren monuments





























The northern edge of the Burren, looking east, with the south Galway plains on the left of the photo running to the foot of the Burren hills which here forms the Galway-Clare county boundary.