Slieve Carran Nature Reserve, Keelhilla, County Clare
The Burren, County Clare • 21m
The story of Saint Colman Mac Duagh is hidden in history but a good starting point is the short but beautiful walk across the limestone pavement of Burren National Park to the base of a cliff where, nestled amid woodland scrub and flowing streams, lies the ruins of an Early Christian Hermitage. Tony Kirby explores the basis of living conditions for those that dwelt here over 1,500 years ago!
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