Slieve Elva

Standing 345m above sea level, Slieve Elva is an unusual landscape made up entirely of heaps of limestone. The rocks resemble a remarkable tangle of stone chimneys, canyons, plateaux cleaved by valleys; strange monumental boulders lie here and there, as if strewn about at the will of some facetious god. And when you get lost among these stone meanders, you might well chance upon the most exotic of Alpine and Mediterranean flowers: blue gentians, burnet roses, orchids...

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Black Head
Black Head
From this rocky headland jutting out
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Newtown Castle and Trail
Newtown Castle and Trail
The stone spiral staircase in this
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Scenic Route
Scenic Route
The R477 road hugs the coast around
Aillwee Cave
Aillwee Cave
Aillwee Cave is a unique tunnel over 1
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Burren Exposure
Burren Exposure
This Centre for Cultural Studies lies in
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Poulnabrone
Poulnabrone
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Black Head
Black Head
From this rocky headland jutting out
30 minutes
Scenic Route
Scenic Route
The R477 road hugs the coast around
Aillwee Cave
Aillwee Cave
Aillwee Cave is a unique tunnel over 1
60 minutes
See all