Well done to all the communities in County Clare who have completed their local biodiversity plans! We are proud to publish them on our website and hope they will inspire other communities to follow in their footsteps. These plans are a culmination of the Community Biodiversity Training which Clare Local Development Company contracted Burrenbeo Trust to […]
We would like to thank everyone who helped make the Burren Winterage Weekend 2019 a huge success. From conferences to art workshops and farm mart discussions to herdsman’s walks, we were delighted with the wonderful support, participation and interest of local and visiting community members. The Burren Winterage School offered a fantastic opportunity to share […]
Burren Winterage Weekend Oct 24th to 27th 2019 to focus on ‘Building a healthy future for people, food and nature’
Winterage, the ancient and unique practice of winter grazing in the Burren, is the inspiration for the annual 4-day long Burren Winterage Weekend festival, due to take place this year between Oct 24th and 27th, in the beautiful Burren region. This autumn, when they walk with the cattle to their upland winter pastures, farmers in […]
The unique farming practice of Winterage in the Burren has been officially included in the list of permanent National Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage, recently launched by Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan TD. This measure represents official State recognition of cultural practices all around Ireland and will serve to protect and […]
New graduates of Burrenbeo’s Áitbheo Primary programme 2019 from Kinvara National School have us in awe of their place based project they chose to undertake at the end of their course. They have produced a fascinating website examining various aspects of Kinvara’s past such as its history of farming, sport, festivals and local landmarks. The […]
Fancy spending a summer weekend in the Burren learning about the Burrenbeo approach to place-based learning, meeting new people and getting to know the area? Book now The Áitbheo Place-based Learning Introduction Weekend will take place from the 20th to the 21st of July. The weekend is based around Kinvara and includes two full days […]
The Farming For Nature Award 2019 is now open for nominations until 12th of May 2019. This award aims to source and share stories of farmers across Ireland who are judged to be managing their land and livestock in a way that benefits nature. Do you know someone that would fit this?
Fifteen community groups in Co. Clare begin training with Burrenbeo’s place-based learning programme
Burrenbeo Trust’s Áitbheo training programme that has been so successful in the primary and secondary schools around the Burren is for the first time being made available to the grown-ups in the community. We are very excited to deliver this training with the support of Clare Local Development Company (CLDC) as a part of their […]
We are so proud to share the news that our very own Burren farmers, the father and son pair Pat and Oliver Nagle have been declared winners of the Farming Together for Biodiversity Award at the National Biodiversity Conference that took place in Dublin Castle on 20th and 21st Februray 2019.
**Information sessions 14th -21st January in Scarriff, Kilrush, Ennis and Lisdoonvarna** 2019 brings an exciting new development in the Áitbheo (‘Living Place’) work of the Burrenbeo Trust. The Áitbheo Community Programme will provide a unique opportunity for community groups to take part in place-based learning. We’re continuing to build on the pioneering work of the […]