Date(s) - 26 October 2017 - 29 October 2017
7:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Come join us celebrate the unique farming traditions of the Burren
The farming traditions of the Burren are unique; resulting in the renowned Burren biodiversity and the landscape familiar to all. This October Bank Holiday weekend why not join some of the farmer custodians of the landscape as they share the secrets of their hills?
For hundreds of years, Burren farmers have marked the end of summer by herding their cattle up onto winter pastures in the limestone uplands, in the tradition known as winterage and the Burren is one of the only places in the world where it still occurs. Winterage has been integral in shaping today’s familiar Burren landscape.
Along with the local community, the Burrenbeo Trust is coordinating the 2017 Burren Winterage Weekend (October 26th – 29th)which celebrates this fascinating farming heritage and the broader significance of pastoral farming in the Burren and beyond.
The weekend starts with the Burren Winterage School, includes a number of Herdsman’s Walks led by local farmers and the weekend’s events culminate in the community cattle drive – where the community follow a herd of cattle into the Burren hills where they will spend the winter. This is a great celebration of this rich tradition and a unique and authentic experience. This year’s cattle drive will be in Fanore on Sunday the 29th.
The Winterage Weekend is a non-profit event, coordinated by the Burrenbeo Trust with the support of the local community. Visit the www.burrenwinterage.com website for details of all the events. For more information please contact email@example.com or 091 638096.