We recently hosted a group of teachers and educators on the Áitbheo Training Course. An enthusiastic group enjoyed 5 days of place-based learning in and around the Burren. The objective of the course was to provide primary schoolteachers, other educators, and people with an interest in place-based learning with some simple strategies and resources through […]
Nine local primary schools have recently completed the Áitbheo Primary Programme, developed and delivered by Burrenbeo Trust. The lucky schools that took part over the 2017/2018 school year were Peterswell, Tubber, Tierneevin, Ennistymon, Mol an Oige, Moy, Carran, Corofin and Ballyvaughan. With nearly 180 students graduating, there was an exceptionally high standard of engagement and […]
A group of 20 farmers, researchers and Ministry of Agriculture officials from Portugal recently visited the Burren to experience the lessons learnt and recent innovations in sustainable agriculture in the region. The two day visit focused on innovations in building community partnerships with Burrenbeo Trust, farmer centered approaches of the Burren Programme to the design […]
This spring, Burrenbeo Trust is delighted to announce the programme for the annual Burren in Bloom festival, which celebrates the arrival of the Burren wildflowers and the interaction between people, landscape and nature which makes our area so unique. Having maintained the tradition of herding their cattle onto winterage grasslands, farmers harvest the previous summer’s […]
How do we develop our sense of place? What are the potential implications of disconnecting from it? Are there ways in which local and community resources can feed into education and learning? Ireland’s nationally leading advocate for place-based learning, Burrenbeo Trust, will host expert practitioners to examine and debate these and further questions from 9th-11th […]
Four national schools throughout the Burren region are set to take on the Áitbheo Primary Programme for the new school term through to March, developed and delivered by Burrenbeo Trust. The selected schools are Moy, Carran, Corofin and Ballyvaughan.
It has been a very successful year for Burrenbeo Trust with so many great highlights that it is hard to narrow down our favourites. We’ve rolled out 50 separate programmes this year with the help of our membership and supporters and the vast voluntary input which makes Burrenbeo Trust’s work so impactful and such great […]
For the past couple of months we’ve been working with the senior classes in Peterswell, Tubber, Tierneevin and Ennistymon National School and Mol an Oige Ennistymon. The students have been undertaking a study of their local places, considering their built, natural and cultural heritage. The Áitbheo programme uses inquiry learning methods, which involves the students […]
Hundreds of people from the Burren and further afield gathered over the recent October Bank Holiday Weekend to join in the Burren Winterage Weekend, a celebration of the Burren’s unique farming heritage.
Earlier in the year a proposed Visitor and Traffic Management Plan for the Burren National Park was circulated. Since then the scope of the plan has been broadened and the plan is now the Burren National Park Management Plan, with a focus on conservation. A new draft has been prepared, incorporating changes arising from the submissions […]