Burren Glossary

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Leaba

A term (Irish word for bed) often used to refer to Neolithic tombs or dolmens, probably due to the large flat capstone

Limestone

The predominant type of rock found in the Burren, made up of calcium carbonate, laid down over 300 million years ago as a depositional rock

Lintel

Horizontal beam lying over a doorway or window