Naturalist and artist, Belfast native Gordon D’Arcy has spent over 30 years living on the Burren’s edge and exploring its remarkable natural heritage. Now, with The Breathing Burren, his art-weighted new book, he celebrates the region with essays and attractive watercolours that convey a deep affection and intimacy. He also pays tribute to the people with whom he shares the wonders of the Burren and who have contributed to an understanding and appreciation of it.
A compendium of personal experiences connected to natural history, derived mainly from diary extracts, the essays range from bird and animal encounters, through floral forays, to underground and night-time explorations and low-tide discoveries. They have been chosen not especially for their uniqueness but rather their memorability; they are mainly experiences that have struck a chord, which D’Arcy feels enthusiastic about sharing.
Join Gordon D’Arcy in rambling the length and breadth of this renowned place, through its moods and seasons, befriending its diverse inhabitants, and breathing the Atlantic air that whispers its welcome to all comers.
This will be a book reading and interview with Gordon D’Arcy and is open to everyone. However, it is free for Burrenbeo Trust Members and a suggested €5 donation from non-members. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 091 638096.