In the heart of the Burren, the tiny village of Carron (Irish: An Carn; often spelt Carran) is a wonderfully remote spot. Vistas of the rocky moonscape stretch in all directions from its elevated position. Wildflowers that bloom in this bare, ethereal landscape are made into perfumes at the Burren Perfumery & Floral Centre.
Below Carron lies the 4.5 sq km Carron Polje, the largest turlough (small lake) in Ireland. Polje is a Serbo-Croatian term used universally for these shallow depressions that usually flood in winter and dry out in summer, when the lush grass that flourishes here is used for grazing.