The Burren: A Place of Friendship
In Ireland we have a special word 'craic' for the pleasure of liveliness and good company, and this is to be found in profusion in the Burren. This is the spirit of friendship to which Mary McAleese, President of Ireland, referred to when addressing the 10th anniversary celebration of Burren College of Art in 2004:
The Burren is a special place because of its intrinsic natural beauty and for the other intrinsic natural beauty which is the softness and genius of its people. There is the embrace, the fondness and love they have for the stranger; and that's also something that those who created the Burren College of Art had great faith in.