Date(s) - 28 November 2018
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The National Botanic Gardens
Burrenbeo Trust are heading East! On this our 10th year, we are holding a series of Burren talks in Dublin, bringing the wonders of this place and the work of Burrenbeo Trust to a wider audience, while also bringing the Burren a little closer for our many Dublin based members.
On the 28th November at 8pm in the National Botanic Gardens, the final talk in the series will be ‘ The Living Burren’ with Brendan Dunford.
‘Burren beo’ – ‘the living Burren’ – a colourful overview of the geological, archaeological and ecological attributes of the Burren, an insight into farming traditions that have shaped this heritage, and an overview of some of the innovative conservation measures currently underway in the region.
Brendan is the Manager of the EU award-winning Burren ‘farming for conservation’ programme. Brendan initially came to the Burren to do a PhD which explored the relationship between farming and heritage in the region. With his wife Ann O’Connor, he helped found Burrenbeo Teo, precursor to the Burrenbeo Trust, and was instrumental in developing place-based education programmes in the Burren including the 10-week programme that is now run in primary schools across the Burren and identified as a model of place-based education nationally. He served as a council member of The Heritage Council from 2005-2015, is a director of the European Forum for Nature Conservation and Pastoralism and an Ashoka Fellow for Ireland. His interests relate to the relationship between people and their places and ways through which this relationship may be revived and enhanced for the benefit of both.
The talks are being hosted by the National Botanic Gardens of Ireland. We are very grateful to Mark Rutledge for the initial idea and for his help making this happen.