General News & Events
|Burren Food Trail||April - October 2017 Taste the Burren - Wide range of weekly food events from local Burren businesses.||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|
|Burren National Park||Free Burren National Park Bus Service returns for 2017!!|
The service operates at the new time of 09.30 to 17.30; running fourteen times daily between Corofin and the trailhead in the Burren National Park. Taking the free bus from Corofin is an excellent way to explore the five way-marked walking trails in the National Park, with their variety of beautiful and interesting habitats including limestone pavement, hazel woodland, wetland and species-rich grassland. The first bus leaves the Information Point in Corofin at 09.30 and the last bus leaves the Burren National Park at 17.15.
For more information please call 065 6827693 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Coole Park||14th May May Nature Walk in Coole. The bluebell woods at Coole are full of birdsong at the moment and the fine weather has brought out a host of colourful butterflies. Come along and enjoy a leisurely guided walk through the nature reserve on Sunday 14th May. The walk will start from the visitor centre at 3pm and will last approximately an hour and a half. Please note dogs are not permitted on guided walks except for guide dogs. Coole visitor centre is open daily from 10am to 5pm, admission is free. Last admission is at 4.45pm. There is a charming self-guiding exhibition based on the book ‘Me and Nu’ written by Lady Gregory’s granddaughter Ann describing her childhood at Coole. There is also a thirty minute audio visual on the life of Lady Gregory and the history of Coole Park. The tea rooms are open daily serving delicious home baking and hot lunches. Contact details for the visitor centre: - telephone 091 631804 email email@example.com||Website Link|
|Summer Prehistoric Archaeology Lecture Series||30th May The Science of Prehistoric Farming in Ireland: New Horizons with Dr Jessica Smyth (UCD) 7.30pm, The Pavilion, Lisdoonvarna, €5. Brought to you by 'The Irish Fieldschool of Prehistoric Archaeology' and the 'Dept. of Archaeology, NUIG'.|
|Summer Prehistoric Archaeology Lecture Series||6th June Wrapping the sacred: architecture and landscape at Irish passage tomb complexes with Sam Moore (IT Sligo), 7.30pm, The Pavilion, Lisdoonvarna, €5. Brought to you by 'The Irish Fieldschool of Prehistoric Archaeology' and the 'Dept. of Archaeology, NUIG'|
|Summer Prehistoric Archaeology Lecture Series||13th June Were the gods inconsequential?...A place for the'Divine' in the construction of Beaker identities with Dr Thor McVeigh (NUIG), 7.30pm, The Pavilion, Lisdoonvarna, €5. Brought to you by 'The Irish Fieldschool of Prehistoric Archaeology' and the 'Dept. of Archaeology, NUIG.'|
|Summer Prehistoric Archaeology Lecture Series||20th June Archaeological discoveries in the wider landscape of the Hill of Tara, Co. Meath with Dr Ger Dowling (Discovery Programme), 7.30pm, The Pavilion, Lisdoonvarna, €5. Brought to you by 'The Irish Fieldschool of Prehistoric Archaeology' and the 'Dept. of Archaeology, NUIG.|
|Summer Prehistoric Archaeology Lecture Series||11th July Recent and ongoing work on the Parknabinnia court tomb assemblage with Dr Carleton Jones (NUIG), 7.30pm, The Pavilion, Lisdoonvarna, €5. Brought to you by 'The Irish Fieldschool of Prehistoric Archaeology' and the 'Dept. of Archaeology, NUIG.|
|Summer Prehistoric Archaeology Lecture Series||18th July Passage Tombs (exact title TBC) with Dr Elizabeth Shee Twohig (UCC), 7.30pm, The Pavilion, Lisdoonvarna, €5. Brought to you by 'The Irish Fieldschool of Prehistoric Archaeology' and the 'Dept. of Archaeology, NUIG.|
|Summer Prehistoric Archaeology Lecture Series||25th July Recent later Mesolithic discoveries on the north Clare coast with Michael Lynch (Field Monument Advisor, Clare), 7.30pm, The Pavilion, Lisdoonvarna, €5. Brought to you by 'The Irish Fieldschool of Prehistoric Archaeology' and the 'Dept. of Archaeology, NUIG.|
|Summer Prehistoric Archaeology Lecture Series||1st August Title TBC with Dr Katharina Becker (UCC), 7.30pm, The Pavilion, Lisdoonvarna, €5. Brought to you by 'The Irish Fieldschool of Prehistoric Archaeology' and the 'Dept. of Archaeology, NUIG.|
|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.
|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||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||Call for Submissions: Emerging Irish Artist Residency Award 2017. Deadline July 3, 2017. Residency will take place from October 9th – November 3, 2017. Exhibition will take place in BCA & G126 in Spring 2018.||More 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: 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||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|
|Irish Fieldschool of Prehistoric Archaeology||Summer Prehistoric Archaeology Lecture Series brought to you by 'The Irish Fieldschool of Prehistoric Archaeology' and the 'Dept. of Archaeology, NUIG. Lectures will be on at 7.30pm on Tuesday May 30th, June 6th, 13th, 20th, July 11th, 18th, 25th and August 1st in the Pavillion Lisdoonvarna. Speakers include Dr Jessica Smyth, Sam Moore, Dr Thor McVeigh, Dr Ger Dowling, Dr Carleton Jones, Dr Elizabeth Shee Twohig, Michael Lynch, Dr Katharina Becker. All lectures open to the public -€5|
|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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