Ireland

Snapshots & Soundbites Photo Essay: Burren College of Art

Here we present observations on how the landscape of the Burren influences culture & creativity from Mary Hawkes-Greene, President of Burren College of Art. Illustrating Mary's quotes are images of the experiences and art the College inspires.  Mary founded the College with her late husband Michael Greene in 1994,  The Burren College of Art is an internationally recognized Irish non-profit college specializing in undergraduate, postgraduate and alternative approaches to fine art education, and located in the Burren, a region in Ireland famous for its natural beauty and unique ecosystem. Tune into our chat with Mary while you peruse these images from the Burren College of Art!

Snapshots & Soundbites Photo Essay: Burren College of Art

The Burren (Video)

The Burren is one of the world's most unique, intriguing and rich cultural landscapes. Located in Clare and Galway counties on the west coast of Ireland, the Burren embodies "the power of place" as defined by BCD, possessing substance and spirit, and manifesting expression and connection. Take a meander through the Burren with this 7-minute video, and feel its mysteries and charms!

The Burren (Video)

Ireland's 'Fertile Rock', the Burren: Q & A with Burrenbeo Trust Co-Founder Brendan Dunford

Travel to the Burren, Ireland. The Burren is a national park of outstanding natural beauty and landscapes: in this interview we talk to Brendan Dunford, founder of the the Burrenbeo Trust, a landscape charity dedicated to connecting all of us to our places and our role in caring for them.

Ireland's 'Fertile Rock', the Burren: Q & A with Burrenbeo Trust Co-Founder Brendan Dunford

Isabel Bennett on Ogham Stones, Beehive Huts & the 'Way of Beauty' on Ireland's Dingle Peninsula

Meet Irish archaeologist Isabel Bennett to find out about the Irish Ogham Stones and the rich culture and heritage of Dingle Peninsula. She is the museum curator of the West Kerry Museum, housed in an old schoolhouse in the village Baile an Fheirtéaraigh, built in 1875.

Isabel Bennett on Ogham Stones, Beehive Huts & the 'Way of Beauty' on Ireland's Dingle Peninsula

Irish Ethnographer Dáithí de Mórdha on the Great Blasket Islands

Discover the Great Blasket Islands and their history. Learn about the folk wisdom, religious fusions, literature and ‘the king’. Let BCD's access to and relationships with local people inform your travels & ensure authentic encounters!

Irish Ethnographer Dáithí de Mórdha on the Great Blasket Islands

Aran Islands' Inis Mor

Inis Mor, Aran Islands is one of three Aran Islands known for its strong winds and mysterious limestone landscape. Meet Celtic priest Dara Molloy who offers an illuminating look at Inis Mor’s rich spiritual history & folklore, and learn how the landscape has shaped the lives and beliefs of locals here.

Aran Islands' Inis Mor

Discovering Celtic Rituals & Mythology in Aran, Ireland with Dara Malloy

On the Island of Aran, Ireland, I met Dara Malloy - a Celtic Priest who helped me discover the world of Celtic Rituals, Traditions, Mythology and even Celtic ceremonies that take place today. This beautiful and wild part of Ireland is home to a rich history, and plenty of examples of forging stronger connections through a tangible sense of connection.

Discovering Celtic Rituals & Mythology in Aran, Ireland with Dara Malloy

Inish Maan - The Aran Island of Strong Walls & Good Neighbors

Step onto Inishmaan Island, the least populated of the Aran Islands, Ireland to discover the ruins of Dún Chonchúir, a fort built on island of Inis Meáin over 2,000 years ago for the mythical king Aonghus mac Úmhór, stone walls a plenty and a glimpse into Irish traditional culture.

Inish Maan - The Aran Island of Strong Walls & Good Neighbors