Last week, I took a trip to The Burren in Co. Clare to revisit people I had recorded 20 years ago for Irish Life and Lore. That visit inspired this week’s podcast, using clips from those earlier recordings.
My first destination was Lisdoonvarna to meet Mary Angela Keane, one of the experts on the flora and fauna of the Burren. On then to Corrofin to meet historian and archaeologist Michael McMahon, and on to New Quay to meet Burren farmer Sean O’Halloran.
Bell Harbour was my next stop where I met Jack Hynes who also farmed at The Burren and then to Paddy Hynes who lived in the heart of The Burren and had collected many stories associated with the place.
Finally, I travelled to Doolin to meet Michael Shannon, farmer, historian and folklorist.