This set of five practical and beautifully packaged (shower-proof!) guides will help you explore all aspects of the Burren; it’s geology, archaeology, flora, fauna and natural habitats.
Cost: €15 with free delivery to Rep. of Ireland and the U.K. If you would like to have this product shipped outside of this area, please email us at [email protected]
To buy, please visit our Burren Field guides shop page here.
Between 2009-2013, Burrenbeo Trust produced a magazine called Burren Insight. This high quality glossy annual magazine captured in-depth stories, research and events from the Burren along with beautiful pictures. The articles and features in the magazines are timeless, and there is now a limited number of the Burren Insight magazines available in print. This set of 5 limited-edition Burren Insight magazines will make an excellent addition to the collection or library of a Burren enthusiast. They cost €35 for a set of 5. Delivery is free to the Republic of Ireland and the U.K. For ordering the product outside of this area, please contact us at [email protected].
To buy a set of Burren Insight magazines, visit our shop page here.
Want to get your students or community thinking about and taking action for their local place? Get started with the Áitbheo toolkit which provides details on a range of activities as well as a background to the concept of Place-based learning. The toolkit will be most useful if combined with our Áitbheo Training Course.
Alternatively, to download a free digital copy please visit The Áitbheo Toolkit
Teach a Burren lesson from your classroom….
Burrenbeo have provided the first module of a Burren course below as a general introduction to the unique and incredible place that is the Burren so that teachers can use it as a tool for teaching. In the document ‘Fantastic Facts’ (Pdf) you will find some information to accompany ‘ A Burren Introduction’ ( PDF) Some key words worth explaining and learning will be highlighted in bold. A suggested question relating to the information or the image is also given in italics. Please contact Burrenbeo if you would like any further information regarding these presentations on 091 638096/ [email protected]. See attachments below.
Getting started with place-based learning in your classroom
You don’t have to be in the Burren to start bringing place into your teaching. In fact you can be in any setting in Ireland or beyond. We have developed some handy resources to help you start implementing place-based learning in your setting. Below is an easy to print image with a breakdown of the questions you can use to start a local place study with any age group. The resource handbook which supports this (and will be updated once funding is available) details some activities which can be undertaken to enable students to explore and engage with their place. These were developed as a partner to our annual summer training courses which any teacher or educator can attend.
Podcasts on ‘Using your local place as a teaching tool’
We have developed a series of short introductions on how you can teach local archaeology, geology, biodiversity and culture in your classroom no matter where you are. These are roughly 5 minutes each and free to view. See here for the link to:
- 1. Using your local place as a teaching resource – an introduction
- 2. Local landscape in the classroom
- 3. Local built heritage in the classroom
- 4. Local people and place in the classroom
- 5. Local biodiversity in the classroom
Map of the Burren
Burrenbeo Trust put together a tear away map of the region that includes all the free nature sites, monuments, walks and views. You can view it here. Or pick up a copy in our office. You can buy a series of 50 of them for your business for €20 + postage by calling 091 638096.