Burren Flower Power Festival at the Burren College of Art

01 July 2013 - 07 July 2013

The Burren College of Art, Newtown Castle, Ballyvaughan, Co Clare
Phone: 065 7077200
Email: anna@burrencollege.ie
Web: www.burrencollege.ie


  • Garden Tours – self-guided, maps available in St John’s Hall.
  • Glenarra House; Dr O Kelly garden and site of residence.
  • Explore the variety and wonder of this magical, hidden garden, open to the public for the first time, courtesy of Nicky Johnson, Aillwee Cave.
  • Visit Matt O Connell Garden, Doolin and Caher Bridge Garden, Fanore.


Flower Power Festival, Ballyvaughan celebrates Dr. O’Kelly.

Special Events:

Official Opening Reception of O’Kelly festival and exhibitions by Dr Matthew Jebb, Director of the National Botanic Gardens. Following a short talk, Dr Jebb will lead a field trip in search of the O Kellyei and other orchids. Venue; St John’s Hall, Ballyvaughan, 6pm.

Visit Clareville House Kitchen Garden. Deborah Evers will lead a guided tour and talk on the history of this walled kitchen garden and on developing a kitchen garden, which will include design, selection of plants and their uses, growing, harvesting and seed saving. Meet; St John’s Hall at 3pm.

“Dr Patrick Bernard O’ Kelly- the local man” Conor Fahy presents an illustrated talk and local anecdotal tales collected about the enigmatic botanist. Venue; St John’s Hall 8pm.

Botanical Painting workshop with Susan Sex SOLD OUT!!!! Venue; Burren College of Art.

“Burren and other Flowers” an artist’s perspective. Illustrated talk by Susan Sex – everyone welcome. Venue; Burren College of Art, 8pm .

Sean Tyrell and friends. Music session. Venue; Greene’s Bar, 10pm.

“In the footsteps of O’ Kelly “ Social history and plant spotting combine in this walk that retraces O Kelly’s roots and birthplace at Kilweelrnan. Meet; St John’s Hall at 3pm.

Exhibition opening; Anne Madden “Flux and Flow” paintings of 1960’s and early 2000’s united by a strong Burren resonance. Venue; Burren College of Art Gallery, 5pm – 7 pm.

Ballyvaughan Farmers Market. Venue; St John’s Hall, 10am- 2pm.


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