Slieve Carran (April 2010)
Located in the north east corner of The Burren (north of Carron village) this beautiful mountain rises to 327 meters and dominates the surrounding landscape in what is now a protected nature reserve and part of the Burren National Park. The very distinctive cliff face of the mountain is know as Eagles Rock deriving its name from being a nesting place for eagles a long time ago. Like most of The Burren the area is very rich in flora and fauna with Arctic and Mediterranean plants side by side. There is the ruins of a historic church a holy well and a a fulach fia (ancient cooking place) on the eastern side of the mountain. Its a relatively short climb but the views from the summit are nothing short of magnificent. I climbed it for the first time on the 26th of April 2010. It was a glorious sunny day and I can honestly say that the views equal or exceed those from mountains several times higher.