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
- 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.
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.