Burren Glossary

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Glaciated karst

A term often used to describethe Burren landscape, shaped by a combination of glacial and solutional activity

Gothic

Medieval style of architecture featuring pointed arches, windows with mouldings etc

Grike

The cracks that appear in the Burren pavements separating the clints or pavement blocks. These grikes are in fact solutionally enlarged vertical fractures in the rock.