Introducing Central Burren
Several roads dotted with sights cross the heart of the Burren. The scenery along the R480 as it passes through the region is harsh but inspiring, highlighting the barren Burren at its best. Amazing prehistoric stone structures can be found throughout this area.
South from Ballyvaughan the R480 branches off the N67 at the sign for Aillwee Caves, passing Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb and the amazing Poulnabrone Dolmen before reaching the Leamanegh Castle ruins, where it joins the R476, which runs southeast to Corofin. At any point along here, try a small road – especially those to the east – for an escape into otherworldly solitude.
The N67 to Lisdoonvarna is marked by sweeping views of the stark Burren landscape. It was originally a famine relief road built in the 1800s.