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The Burren

In County Clare, on the west coast of Ireland

The Burren is located in County Clare, the west coast of Ireland on the lap of the Atlantic Ocean. The Burren is one of the largest karst-landscape (limestone) regions in all of Europe, measuring a few hundred square kilometres. The Irish word for the Burren is Boireann, which translates to rocky place. The Spring Gentian is the emblem of the Burren and one of the most beautiful flowers I've seen. I remember my first year taking regular trips back to photograph the flowers in the Burren. I'd just missed the Spring Gentians, which was very disappointing. However, I made up for it the following year!

Burren Flowers

Over 700 species of flowering plants, ferns and trees

The Burren is renowed by botanists worldwide. Over 700 species of flowering plants, ferns and trees have been recorded in the Burren, that's three-quarters of Ireland's native flora! The uniqueness of the Burren lies in the diversity and quantity of flowers found there. Amazingly, on an apparent bed of rock you will find Artic flowers alongside Alpine and Mediterranean flowers. While you would expect to find the lime loving flowers, remarkably, you will also find acid loving flowers in the Burren. Flowers scarce and difficult to find elsewhere in Ireland can be found in abundance in the Burren.

Burren Flowers Greeting Cards

Handmade, photo, greeting card packs

Eric Flynn is a young, upcoming photographer. While there was always a photography influence at home it was only when he started his own garden that a passion for photographing flowers emerged. Over the years, Eric has been drawn back to the Burren, in his native County of Clare, to explore and develop his art of flora macro photography (close-ups). Recently, Eric began to share the results of his work with family and friends through a series of Photo Greeting Cards. The greeting cards are left blank for your own message, making the diversity of use as diverse as the flowers themselves in the Burren. Eric's greeting cards have been shared as birthday cards, thank you cards, invitations, gifts, wall art and even as gift vouchers by one business. Orders made online come with free delivery worldwide!