The sweeping limestone pavements of The Burren in south west Ireland were proposed to the Society as a location of great botanical interest. The Burren region is internationally famous for its plant life: arctic-alpine plants live side-by-side with Mediterranean plants, while woodland plants grow out in the open with not a tree nearby. The Burren covers about 250 square kilometres; most of it is designated a Special Area of Conservation (SAC), and The Burren National Park is located in the south east. It is managed by the National Parks & Wildlife Service of Ireland.
(Above) the original SPNR survey documents for The Burren