Where it began
Burren Flower Fairies is the creation of Irish illustrator Susan Meaney who lives and works at the edge of the Burren region, Co. Clare with her family, dogs and bees.
On moving here in 2012, she was inspired by the unique landscape and the wildflowers of the Burren to create an illustrated range of cards and gifts based on their natural beauty. Also prevalent in her drawings are the flower fairies, a nod to the fairy folklore so richly ingrained in Irish story telling.
All printed images are original illustrations created and produced in Susan’s own garden studio.
The love for Irish fairies and flora is widespread and Susan’s illustrations have made it to many parts of the world while her main collection sells in shops throughout Ireland.
About the Burren
The Burren is a region of County Clare in the southwest of Ireland, internationally famous for its limestone landscape and flora.
The views of the limestone pavement interspersed by bursts of vividly coloured flora are abundant in the spring.
The word “Burren” comes from an Irish word “Boíreann” meaning a rocky place.
It is a landscape where Arctic and Alpine flowers grow alongside Mediterranean species and where something is always in bloom. In the spring and summer months you will see the flowers blooming while in autumn and winter it is the ferns and moss that take centre stage .