The Breathing Burren


The Breathing Burren Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Collins Press
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First captivated by the Burren in the early 1970s, Gordon D’Arcy has spent over 30 years living on its edge and exploring its remarkable natural heritage. Now he celebrates the region and its people with thought-provoking essays and attractive watercolours that convey a deep affection and intimacy.

“A worthy successor, on a more, particular canvas, to Praeger’s ‘The Way That I Went’.”
Irish Naturalists’ Journal

Gordon D’arcy is an environmental writer, artist and educator. The main focus of his work has been the limestone habitat of the Burren. Guiding Burren lovers and visitors alike, educating schoolchildren, and lecturing in the Burren College of Art, he has always kept his enthusiasm for this internationally important landscape. The author of several natural history books, he has illustrated Ireland’s Animals: Myths, Legends and Folklore (2010) and Ireland’s Birds: Myths, Legends and Folklore (2015) both by Niall MacCoitir.

Weight0.95 kg



'I have read several books about the Burren, Ireland's ecological showpiece, but none offered such rounded, instructive enjoyment as The Breathing Burren.' * Michael Viney, The Irish Times * 'Excellent artist of the natural world.' * Books Ireland * 'His stunning original watercolours bring the magic and wonder of animals to life.' * Irish America *