For Heritage Week 2021 Composer Fiona Linnane and Photographer Claire O’Rorke present an evocative, immersive exhibition inspired by the holywells of the Burren. This project draws on local stories sourced from the Cnuasach Bhéaloideas Éireann/ The National Folklore Collection and their own experiences chasing wells across the Burren hills armed with a microphone and a camera!

The exhibition, in the atmospheric Newtown Castle, also includes a specially produced sound walk exploring 3 water points in Ballyvaughan, which can be heard online at any time during the week. The visitor will also be invited to share their own stories about the magical wells of the Burren – with the sage advice of never letting the truth get in the way of a good story!

Fiona Linnane and Claire O’Rorke will be present at the exhibition for Water Heritage day on Sunday 22nd August.

Supported by Arts Council Ireland Music Bursary Award and Clare Arts Office

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