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The Burren: Folklore of the Burren

County Clare, semi-isolated from the rest of the country by the river Shannon, was a fertile field for the collector of folklore and traditions. The hereditary custodians of Gaelic learning maintained their function in Clare longer than elsewhere, and the Irish language survived as a vernacular into the 20th Century. As might be expected in such circumstances and in a countryside with so many visible remains of the past, the local folklore of the Burren was rich and imaginative and has left its traces in many place names.

Hill on the Burren

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