BLOG: Buried history

Added: 08/05/2017
BLOG: Buried history

Discover a world that reaches back millions of years

Deep in the heart of the Cavan Burren Park, a place resplendent in a blanket of green moss and soft grass, secrets lie underfoot. This is one of the most exceptional prehistoric landscapes in Ireland, where a tropical sea once ebbed and flowed 350 million years ago.

Here, in 2017, human bones dating back 4,500 years were found at an ancient burial site, a stark reminder of its historic importance, with megalithic tombs, huts and monuments allowing you to revel in a journey back in time.

Free to visit all year round, the Cavan Burren Park is part of the Marble Arch Caves Unesco Global Geopark. Five walking trails here bring you past prehistoric tombs, over bog bridge steps and intro a world of spellbinding stories. It's a special place.


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