Fifth year Geography students enjoy a great trip to the Burren

On the 29th of March Fifth year Geography students enjoyed a trip to the Burren, Co. Clare.  The class visited the Cliffs of Moher, Doolin Cave and Fanore beach.
The girls thoroughly enjoyed the stunning scenery and unique natural sites, especially the one hundred and twenty steps in and out of the cave in Doolin!
Having learned all about Limestone, the Burren region, Karst features and Coastal processes in class, the class got to see and learn about the features in real life.
The spectacular 200m cliffs were breathtaking, with a few of the girls saying they were feeling jelly-legged walking along the cliff paths!
At Doolin caves, students received a guided tour showcasing the unbelievable 24ft, 10 tonne, free hanging stalactite! One of the world’s largest.
Amazingly, group went from being 200 meters above sea level to 210 ft underground in the space of a few hours!
Students explored the large sandy beach and sand dunes at Fanore, before returning home, with a quick stop off in Supermac’s in Oranmore for tea!
This fantastic day may have ended, but the memories will last forever!

by Carrie O’Hara

The Fifth year Geography students visiting the Cliffs Of Moher
The Fifth year Geography students visiting the Cliffs of Moher
The Fifth year Geography students visiting the spectacularly breath-taking Cliffs Of Moher
The Fifth year Geography students visiting the spectacularly breath-taking Cliffs of Moher
The girls at Doolin caves about to start their guided tour
The girls at Doolin cave about to start their guided tour
The students during their tour of Doolin cave with the Great Stalactite in the background.
The students during their tour of Doolin cave with the Great Stalactite in the background.
 Some of the amazing dripstone features at the Doolin cave along with the Great Stalactite which is the longest free-hanging stalactite in the Northern Hemisphere.
Some of the amazing dripstone features at the Doolin cave along with the Great Stalactite which is the longest free-hanging stalactite in the Northern Hemisphere.
The Fifth year Geography students about to explore the large sandy beach and sand dunes at Fanore, Co. Clare.
The Fifth year Geography students about to explore the large sandy beach and sand dunes at Fanore, Co. Clare.