Burrenbeo News

Burrenbeo Trust 27th May: The Burren in the Bronze Age – archaeological discoveries from Glencurran Cave and Moneen Cave with Marion Dowd. Register at https://bit.ly/WebinarWithMarion Offerings of human bones, amber beads from the Baltic, pottery and seashells of Bronze Age date were discovered in Glencurran Cave and Moneen Cave indicating that these dark spaces were of scared significance. This talk will explore some of the possible reasons behind such rituals, at a time when the Burren was transforming into the karst landscape we know today. Dr Marion Dowd is a Lecturer in Prehistoric Archaeology at IT Sligo with a strong interest in the interplay between folklore and archaeology. Recordings of recent webinars (themes include farming and biodiversity in the Burren and geology in the Burren) are available on Burrenbeo’s  YouTube channel. An online celebration of Burren in Bloom between Wed 3rd June to Sat 6th June is also in the planning at the moment. Further details will be published soon on www.burreninbloom.com