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County Clare Events Calendar 2016

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  • Sun 5th February 2017
    Geological Gems around Ballinalacken with Dr David Drew

    Ballinalacken Castle at 2pm
    Burrenbeo's February walk will visit one of the lesser known areas of the Burren. Led by geologist Dr David Drew and beginning at Ballinalacken Castle, this 7km route will include views of the contrasting landforms on the shale and limestone rocks as well as the development of ‘tomorrow’s Burren’ where the limestone is exposed at the land surface as overlying shale rocks are eroded away. The walk will also include a trip inside the entrance (only a few metres!) of one of the Burren’s finest river caves – the Coolagh River Cave.
    Formerly a lecturer on karst, hydrology and hydrogeology in Trinity College Dublin, David’s particular interest is in limestone (karstic) regions of Ireland such as the Burren and especially in the underground waters in these areas and is actively involved in research into the groundwater in the Burren
    The meeting point is Ballinacken Castle. This is a walk which will require a reasonable level of fitness. You will need good walking boots or shoes, warm waterproof clothes, hats gloves etc. If you intend to enter the cave please bring some protective headgear (helmet or woolly hat) and a powerful torch (it is 100% dark inside!). The slope down to the cave is steep and slippery so over-trousers would also be useful.
    The walk is open to everyone. However, it is free for Burrenbeo Trust Members and a donation of €10 is suggested from non-members. In case of bad weather which may affect the walk please check our website or Facebook page for the latest updates. For more information please email or phone 091 638096.
    From the South
    Take the R476 north of Doolin, after c. 2 miles there’s a junction between the R476 and R477, the entrance to Ballinalacken Castle is situated here. Please park in the lower car park at the Castle.
    From the North
    From Lisdoonvarna take the R477 coast road, after c. 3 miles from the town the entrance to Ballinalacken Castle is on the right. Please park in the lower car park at the Castle.


  • Wednesday 11th January
    The Natural History of the East Burren With Micheline Sheehy Skeffington & Martin Kiely
    Tubber Village Hall at 8.30pm
    A BurrenBeo event. For the first Tea Talk of the year we are delighted to have renowned botanist Micheline Sheehy Skeffington along with local photographer to the Tubber area, Martin Kiely to join us and take us through the wondrous natural history of the East Burren. The kettle will be on from 8pm if anyone would like to join us for a cup of tea beforehand.
    This event 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 or phone 091 638096.
    Tubber Village Hall on Google Maps

See for events at Glór Irish Music Centre, Ennis
See for events at the Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan
See for courses at O'Neill's Burren Painting Centre, Lisdoonvarna
See and for courses at Art at the Park, Killanena

See also: Events Calendar 2016, Events Calendar 2015, Events Calendar 2014, Events Calendar 2013, Events Calendar 2012, Events Calendar 2011, Events Calendar 2010, Events Calendar 2009, Events Calendar 2008, Events Calendar 2007, Events Calendar 2006, Events Calendar 2005, Events Calendar 2004, Events Calendar 2003, Events Calendar 2002 and Events Calendar 2001

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