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The Breathing Burren

By Gordon D'Arcy


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First captivated by the Burren in the early 1970s, Gordon D’Arcy has spent over thirty years living on its edge and exploring its remarkable natural heritage and rich human history. Now he celebrates the flora, the fauna, the people and the places of the region with stories from his diaries and original watercolours that convey a deep affection and intimacy. Join Gordon 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.

  • Book Format: Hardback
  • Published: 2016
  • Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
  • Number of pages: 304
  • ISBN: 9781848892682
  • Illustrations note: Full colour illustrations,
A worthy successor, on a more, particular canvas, to Praeger's 'The Way That I Went'.
A worthy successor, on a more particular canvas, to Praeger’s The Way That I Went.
Vivid, descriptive narrative [...] beautifully produced.
This is an outstanding book which goes beyond the usual approach of simple descriptions of the natural phenomena of the Burren and is likely to inspire an even greater appreciation for this treasure which is part of our landscape.
Brings the Burren to life in a wonderful way.
An affectionate ramble.
Endlessly informative ramblings.
Riveting observations.
Tells tales with the verve of a consummate storyteller and is as entertaining for the 'lay' reader as it is informative for the amateur naturalist.
The sort of book, that if you're going to the Burren, you need under your arm.