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!
Brendan Dunford is the co-founder of the Burrenbeo Trust, a landscape charity dedicated to connecting all of us to our places and our role in caring for them, and based in the Burren in County Clare, on the west coast of Ireland. If you've not heard of the Burren, its one of the most intriguing, mystical and inspiring places on the planet, and Brendan offers his take on the why and how of that in this Q & A with BCD. Burrenbeo engages with local and visiting communities, old and young, to generate a sense of informed pride in their heritage and landscape. The Trust develops and share knowledge of best practice in active community stewardship, place-based and community-based learning.
In this lively Q&A, let Irish archaeologist Isabel Bennett introduce you to 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. Enjoy Isabel’s virtual tour of her favorite historic sites along the spectacular drives on the Wild Atlantic Way and the Slea Head Route. BCD's insightful reporting gives you the lay of the cultural landscape in a way no other site does.
Discover the Blasket Island through this moving Q&A with the Irish Ethnographer Dáithí de Mórdha. An archivist for 16 years with the Great Blasket Centre n Dún Chaoin at the tip of the Dingle Peninsula, Dáithí shares captivating insights about the culture and history of the residents of this fascinating area of Ireland. 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!
Let BCD guide you on a virtual journey around Ireland’s Inis Mor, 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. Converse with locals on Inis Mor about how the landscape has shaped their lives and beliefs.
Fascinated by Celtic spirituality? Meet Dara Molloy, a Celtic priest and author who gives you the lay of the land of his adopted home of Inis Mor, one of Ireland’s three Aran Islands. Discover the legends behind the sites & traditions of Inis Mor such as Dun Aengus, Na Seacht dTeampaill & St John’s festival. Let BCD take you on a spiritual journey informing you of local people and sharing their wisdom with you!
Interested in Irish ancient history? Curious about long-held local customs of Aran Islands? With energetic Maureen Conneely leading the charge, 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. Maureen offers insight into daily life on this island and how technology has impacted age-old traditions. Let BCD's access to and relationships with local people inform your travels & ensure authentic encounters!