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 […]
Over the past three years, ChangeXBurren has been promoting initiatives that seek to improve the wellbeing of Burren communities and their environment. (see here) We are delighted to announce that, thanks to The Community Foundation for Ireland, we are in a position to allocate a total of €6k to existing voluntary community groups and to […]
The Burren Winterage School (26th-28th October, 2017) is a unique event which brings together a truly diverse range of stakeholders – farmers, scientists, public servants and others – to break down ‘silos’ and share perspectives and ideas on sustainable pastoral land management. The School takes place every year in a community setting in the beautiful […]
Free events as part of National Heritage Week The nationwide Heritage Week, between the 19th-27th August, gives people the chance to learn more about the vastly important natural and cultural heritage there is throughout Ireland. There are hundreds of events happening for all age groups and the majority of them are FREE to attend! As […]
Landscape charity, Burrenbeo Trust, are seeking a suitable person to fill a post based in the Burrenbeo Trust offices in Kinvara, Co.Galway, for between 16-24 hours a week depending on skillset. The Burrenbeo Trust is a non-profit organisation striving for the future sustainable management of the Burren region through conservation, education, information provision, advocacy and […]
A great group of farmers and people interested in the future for farming in the Burren came together in Kilfenora on the 13th July as part of HNV-Link: Innovation for High Nature Value Farming to put forward thoughts and ideas on a vision going forward. Groups considered their future vision for farming in the Burren […]
There has been great interest from local schools looking to participate in Áitbheo Junior in the 2017/2018 school year.
A massive congratulations to the farming for conservation Burren Programme who won the prestigious EU Green Award for the whole of Europe for their work in nature and biodiversity last night. There were 4300 projects in total to select from and they won!! This was the only Irish project that was shortlisted. Judges cited this […]