General News & Events
|Burren Food Trail||April - October 2017 Taste the Burren - Wide range of weekly food events from local Burren businesses.||Website Link|
|Russell Gallery||8th April 6pm ‘Breathing Burren’ an exhibition of watercolours by enviromental artist Gordon D’Arcy is opening at the Russell Gallery, New Quay, Co. Clare on Saturday 8th of April @6pm. It will be launched by Conor McGrady, Dean of Academic Affairs at the Burren College of Art and will run until the 30th of April.||Website Link|
|Coole Park||15th April Spring is here, the birds are singing and the early spring flowers are blooming at Coole. The Visitor Centre and tearooms are now open at the weekends, except for 1st and 2nd April - St Patrick’s weekend, 25th & 26th March and 8th & 9th April. 7 day opening will start on Easter Saturday 15th April.||Website Link|
|Galway Walking Club||The Galway Walking Club was established in 1994 and has gone from strength to strength since then with a strong membership base of close to 300 walkers. Their website outlines the grades and nature of walks for every Sunday and sometimes Saturdays (C Hill Walks) in the year. Some of the hill walks and rambles take place in the beautiful Burren - see the website for further details. Social events also play an important part in the club's activities and there are at least 3 European trips organised yearly as well as walking weekends in Ireland. The yearly marathon in August is a well established event and is organised voluntarily by members. |
The Galway Walking Club is a vibrant dynamic organisation and is the largest walking club in Galway city. All its members share a common love of nature, the environment, walking, rambling and hill climbing.
|Festival of Finn||Apr 27th – May 1st 5 day family fun festival incorporating the World Stone Throwing Championship, Ireland’s Best Beard & Moustache Competition, Festival Fancy Dress Parade, Lark at the Lake, Corofin Village Market, Sean Keane Concert & seisiúns, dancing & song, history & legends, poetry, competitions & games, walking events and lots lots more.||Website Link|
|Burren Programme||On 30th May, 2017 a special Green Awards ceremony will take place in Brussels. The European Commission has selected 15 representative projects to illustrate the impact of LIFE in the past years. The Burren Programme (Burren Farming for Conservation) has been selected and now needs as many votes as possible on this EU awards scheme. Vote by liking the Burren Programme on the website link.||Website Link|
Burrenbeo Business Friends – Upcoming News & Events
|Burren College of Art||Fri, April 28- Sun, April 30th Burren Law School conference – New politics, new law? Location: Burren College of Art.||Website Link|
|Burren College of Art||April 15-28 CO-LATERAL – MFA/MA Exhibition at Burren College of Art. Opening Reception on Saturday, April 15 from 6-8pm. The Gallery | Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare Contact: Lisa Newman firstname.lastname@example.org or Ph: +353 (0)65 7077200.||Website Link|
|Burren College of Art||May 4 – June 9 DOING WHAT WE ARE TOLD MAKES US FREE - STEVEN STAPLETON EXHIBITION at The Gallery, Burren College of Art. OPENING RECEPTION, THURSDAY, MAY 4, 6-8pm. Burren College of Art is pleased to host the first solo exhibition of works by Steven Stapleton. Internationally recognised through his pioneering experiments in sound with avant garde band Nurse With Wound, Steven is an acclaimed visual artist who has worked across multiple media.||Website Link|
|Burren College of Art||May 5 10.00pm – 9.00am Burren College of Art is pleased to host Steven Stapleton | Sleep Concert. Steven will perform live for an 8-hour concert that will run throughout the night, manipulating and re-animating his own Nurse With Wound recordings in an avant-DJ somniloquy to shape and colour your dreams. Audience members are requested to sleep over for the duration of the concert and inflatable beds and breakfast the following morning will be provided. Tickets for the Sleep Concert are 35 euro. We recommend booking as soon as possible due to the limited number of tickets available.||Booking Details|
|Burren Perfumery||The Burren Perfumery tearooms are opening on Saturday April 1st 10.30am to 5pm every day until end September. We look forward to seeing all our customers.||Website Link|
|Burren Yoga Retreats||Free competition to win a free yoga weekend at Burren Yoga Retreats. Open to everybody to enter online. Prize is a voucher for €320 which may be used anytime within next 12 months, which is the cost of a weekend yoga retreat.||Website Link|
|Caherconnell Stone Fort and Sheepdog Demonstrations||The ever popular Sheepdog Demonstrations at Caherconnell have scooped an Award of Excellence for the 2016 season at the CIE Tours International award ceremony for the 3rd consecutive year. The attraction, which is family owned and operated, is now one of the leading destinations in the country for visitors wishing to experience the combined skills of the border collie and the farmer. The Sheepdog demonstrations have been a popular addition to the Caherconnell experience which includes the ancient Caherconnell Stone Fort as well as international Archaeological and Geological field schools. Caherconnell opens for the 2017 season on Wednesday 15th March 2017.||Bookings and Information|
|Crann Og Eco Farm||Nature Schooling – Spring Course: May 6 & June 3. Outdoor action for kids 4 – 12 years old. Interact and connect with the natural world in a playful way.||Website Link|
|Crann Og Eco Farm||Nature Therapy Walks – April 30th & May 14th. Gentle 3 hour walks. Remember your senses through deep immersion and communication in nature.||Website Link|
|Crann Og Eco Farm||Sound Bath – April 30th, 6pm – 7:30pm. Immerse in the healing vibrations of sound. A relaxing 90 minute sound bath session.||Website Link|
|Crann Og Eco Farm||Go Wild Food Foraging – Late Spring May 13th 10am – 4pm. Identify the spring heroes of the hedgerows, make nutritious health boosting foods and much more.||Website Link|
|Crann Og Eco Farm||Las Tine an Chroí - Light Up Your Heart - June 9th - 11th. A community celebration and audience with Grandfather Fire, by the Sacred Fire Community.||Website Link|
|Mount Vernon Country House||1st April Artist Frank Sanford is showing his paintings in Mount Vernon Guesthouse from the 1st April to guests staying in the house. A donation will be given to the Burrenbeo Trust from any sales. An open morning to view the paintings to the public will be available as part of Burren in Bloom on the 21st May 10am-11.30am.||Website Link|
|St Tola Irish Goat Cheese||Our Farm Shop is now fully open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm selling cheese, milk and a small range of local goods. Cheese & milk may also be purchased at the cheese house on Saturday & Sunday mornings between 10am & 12noon. Our farm tours have also restarted for the season and booking details can be found on our website. The Burren Slow Food Festival will be on again this year on the 13th and 14th May and Irish Slow Food Raw Milk Presidia will be taking a stand. Come taste some delicious new raw milk cheeses from around the country during the festival.||Website Link|
|Xenergie Consulting||Xenergie Consulting brings leading Russian Coffee House & Bakery, Bushe, to the Burren. Xenergie Consulting was delighted to host a 2 day executive retreat in leadership training, team building and cultural exchange at the Burren’s beautiful Deelin Mor Lodge and Cottages near Carron. Nestled in the heart of the Burren, the 12 executives from Bushe in Saint Petersburg came to experience a piece of the West of Ireland, soak up western culture and learn how to lead their teams forward to implement their growth strategy. |
To help guests immerse themselves in the local area and culture, Xenergie Consulting sourced as much local help as possible. Brian Farrell of Burren Coaches supplied transport; Soda Bread, Coffee, Irish Cheese, Cordial, Salad and Eggs were supplied by Pino from Ballyvaughan, Brian O’Briain (Anam Coffee, Kilcorney), Sinead ni Ghairbhith (The Cheese Press Ennistymon), and Liz Griffith (Burren Cordials, Carron). A pop up shop in Deelin Mor was supported with many thanks by Sadie Chowen-Doyle of The Burren Perfumery, Mike Considine of Kinvara Arts Gallery and Brian O’Briain. Julia Hemingway of ‘Julia’s Lobster Truck’ provided the catering including Limerick Ham and fresh vegetable soups for lunch and traditional Irish food for supper such as Bacon and Cabbage, Irish Stew, local smoked salmon and mackerel, Boxty and Goody which had all been requested by Bushe.
For more information on Xenergie contact Helen Healy on 091 638 769.
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