Whatever folklore says, facts can be even more fascinating at Cavan Burren Park on the slopes of the Cuilcagh Mountain. It’s along one of those surprising roads less travelled – and an experience to really make your day. Layers of history peel back to reveal a breathtaking wealth of natural and manmade features, all fused together into an exceptional prehistoric landscape.
Walking along one of five trails, there’s lots of information en route, while joining a local guide like Jim Nolan is a genuine treat as you hear 5,000 years of sacred stories brought to life in the landscape.
“Burren” comes from the Irish for “rocky place”. And everywhere boulders – glacial erratics – are scattered, some used in monuments and building. Or did the mythical master craftsman Gobán Saor, whose wife is claimed to be buried on Tullygobban Hill, place them here?