The Burren Center is in a non-descript modern building that we spot beyond the farm equipment lining the roadway and just before we reach the commercial heart of town. It shares a parking lot with a church and assorted ruins that are nearly hidden behind a wall. A modern glass canopy hangs over some of the ruins. . .in other places that has been a sign of Roman ruins – I wonder what it means here?
Technically, the Pope is the bishop of the tiny diocese of Kilfenora and the 12th century church with its ruined chancel is the cathedral.
While an interesting bit of trivia, the real draw here is the small collection of fine high crosses that remain scattered around the church yard, some standing alone and others sharing space with more modern monuments.