Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Burren

Checked the weather for Tuesday.......looked promising. Those weathermen are worthless. Sunny and 40 translated into 30 and snowy. We headed west over to the Cliffs of Moher with Ruth hoping maybe the weatherman had been right and drove through the Burren. In Irish it basically translates to The Rocky Place. Appropriately named I might add since everywhere you look it's nothing but slabs of limestone. As fierce as it was you can't help but think of how people actually lived out here. Poulnabrone is one of 70 megalithic tombs in the Burren. It was excavated in 1968 and the remains of people were found inside dating between 3800-3200 BC. The men must have been incredibly manly to move such slabs of rock. Amazing.

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