Documentary narrated by Brendan Gleeson showcases the beauty of the Burren

A brand new RTÉ documentary is set to showcase the beauty of one of Ireland’s most beautiful natural landscapes, the Burren.

The documentary narrated by Brendan Gleeson will air this weekend and show the beauty of one of Ireland’s most spectacular natural landscapes, the Burren.

Set in the heart of County Clare, not far from the Wild Atlantic Way, the Burren is one of Ireland’s most majestic and mysterious natural attractions that welcomes thousands of visitors year after year.

While visitors are unable to explore the beauty of the Burren for themselves due to ongoing coronavirus restrictions across Ireland, we can delve deep into the natural wonder through our television screens this weekend.

Exploring the beauty of the Burren – a fascinating insight

The documentary narrated by Brendan Gleeson showcases the Burren.
Credit: Chris Hill Photographic for Tourism Ireland

The documentary narrated by Brendan Gleeson will showcase the beauty of the Burren as part two airs on RTÉ One this Sunday at 6:30 pm.

The two-part documentary series titled Heart of Stone will explore the history of the Burren and delve deep into the lives of the ancient Irish people who lived in the region over 10,000 years ago.

Irish filmmaker Katrina Costello at Sea Fever Productions Ltd. has worked at the Burren for over 13 years and was inspired by the natural beauty and fascinating history of the area to create the documentary.

The Burren is a popular atttaction.
Credit: Tourism Ireland

The Burren is recognisable for its karst landscape of bedrock, which incorporates historic Dolmen, glacial-era limestone, and various cliffs, caves, fossils, and rock formations.

Home to a fascinating array of flora and fauna, the new documentary narrated by Brendan Gleeson that showcases the beauty of the Burren will give a fresh perspective on this interesting area.

Costello said, “It is not a landscape that gives up her secrets easily, but in every fold of rock and around every corner, there is always a new surprise.”

Ireland’s ancient history – a view to the past

Documentary narrated by Brendan Gleeson showcases the Burren.
Credit: Fáilte Ireland

Through his narration, Irish actor Brendan Gleeson will take the audience on a journey through the Burren’s enchanting history, exploring the lives of hunter-gatherers and prehistoric farmers who called the County Clare region their home.

The two-part series features intriguing insights from zoologists, botanists, farmers, and ecologists, who have spent years studying the area.

Episode one, which aired last Sunday, is available to watch on RTÉ Player.

It took a look through the natural cycles of the seasons in the area, discovered Celtic rainforests, and dove deep into the unusual phenomenons of the area, such as underground caverns and mysterious disappearing lakes.

Episode two will explore Ireland’s past as it explores life in the Burren in prehistoric times and examines the three populations who called Ireland their home.

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