We are all naturally curious about the places around us, places we live in and places we visit. Many of us want to gain a broader understanding of these places, to be able to fully appreciate them and to find ways to best look after them.
Áitbheo (living-place) Community Programme
Áitbheo Community Programme aims to inspire learning about the place, through the place and for the place. The programme believes in an integrated understanding of a place; the natural and the built heritage, cultural history, geology, biodiversity and land use are all interdependent and equally important factors. The programme’s specific skills training is aimed at enhancing this understanding of a place and also encouraging active stewardship through development of community action plans.
Clare Community Biodiversity Training
In 2019, Clare Local Development Company contracted the Burrenbeo Trust to facilitate Community Biodiversity Training for 15 communities in Co. Clare. We adapted a community-led approach to the training so that communities could work together to create a biodiversity plan that was based on the principles and priorities of the people who lived locally. As a result of this training, fourteen community action plans were developed by the communities in Co.Clare to protect and enhance nature and wildlife in their areas. These actions plans can be viewed here.
If you would like further information on the Áitbheo community programme please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 091 638096.
Do you have a group that would like to visit the Burren but don’t know where to start? Would you like to find out what the Burren can offer and how you can best plan your trip?
Burrenbeo Trust is here to help. The Burrenbeo Trust can offer your group an orientation package with a relevant learning experience that best suits your group.
We can offer:
- An introductory lecture to the Burren, an essential start to any visit to the region.
- A field orientation session on the Burren giving a good overview of the natural and built heritage of the region.
Pick one to best suit your group:
- Lecture Package (1-2hrs) Visit the Burrenbeo Trust centre in Kinvara and receive a one hour introductory lecture on the heritage of the Burren with one of our onsite experts. This lecture will include an overview of the geology, archaeology, biodiversity, and unique conservation practices of the region. This is a great way to begin your visit to the Burren as it offers your group basic information on what they might see in the region. The lecture can cater to the needs and interests of each individual group.
Price: €150 for up to 15 participants
Price: €250 for 16 participants upwards
- Field Trip (2-3hrs) Meet at a nature reserve where you will receive a guided walk with information on Burren heritage including ecology, landscape management, geology, biodiversity and archaeology. Burren field trips can be catered to the needs and interests of the group.
Price: €200 for up to 15 participants
Price: €300 for 16 to 30 participants
- Lecture & Fieldtrip Package (3-5 hrs) Starting with a lecture (as above), this is a great way to start a trip into the Burren, as it gives your group good basic knowledge on what they might see in the region. We will then visit a nearby nature reserve where you will receive a guided walk with information on Burren heritage including ecology, landscape management, geology, biodiversity and archaeology. Burren field trips can be catered to the needs and interests of the group.
Price: €350 for up to 15 participants
Price: €550 for 16 to 30 participants
Please note: prices may be reduced in special circumstances.
We can tailor your trip according to the needs and interests of your group. For more information please email the Burrenbeo Trust team at email@example.com or phone 091 638096.
Our lecture space: The Burrenbeo Trust Centre
The Burrenbeo Trust Centre is conveniently located in Kinvara, a key entry village into the Burren. The Centre is located just off the main street with nearby access to cafés, restaurants, B&B’s, supermarkets and an ATM. For larger groups we use a bigger meeting space in the local community.
Where do we go on field trips? Slieve Carron
Slieve Carron Nature Reserve (or Eagle’s Rock as it is known to locals) is state-managed land located in the heart of the north Burren. It has a diversity of habitats including species-rich grassland, limestone pavements, heathland, mature hazel woodland and grazing pastures. This makes it an ideal location to see the diversity and abundancy of flora and fauna, and well as the landscape management needed for this area. Aside from its ecological learning value, Slieve Carron NR is also the host to a fulacht fiadh, a holy well, the site of a hermitage cave and an 11th century oratory.
Other sites that can be visited are Mullaghmore, the iconic Burren mountain, Cahercommaun, one of Ireland’s finest examples of a ringfort, or the smooth limestone pavements of Blackhead.
A Typical Day out on the Burren
View here for useful information on what to expect, what to bring and much more.
For further information on any of the above contact our team on firstname.lastname@example.org or 091 638096