A True Learning Landscape
We are here to support Irish and international third level groups planning to visit the Burren. Our objective is to enhance your learning experience while in the Burren to help you and your group thoroughly engage in Ireland’s leading Learning Landscape.
What can we offer:
- An introductory lecture to Burren, a crucial start to any field visit to the region.
- A field orientation session on the Burren giving a good overview of the natural and built heritage of the region.
- The opportunity to investigate the conservation challenges of this region and actively engage in working on them
- Additional support services organised from specific experts if required.
- Advice on course design using local site knowledge.
Below are some options however we can tailor your trip relative to the scale of engagement you wish. For more information please email our team on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 091 638096.
- 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: €100 for up to 20 individuals
Price: €160 for up to 45 individuals
- Fieldtrip (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: €150 Up to 20 individuals
Price: €200 Up to 45 individuals
- Lecture & Fieldtrip Package (3-5hrs) A lecture as above. This is a great way to start a trip into the Burren, as it gives your group a 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: €200 Up to 20 individuals
Price: €300 Up to 45 individuals
- Lecture & Sensory Learning Workshop(4-6hrs) A lecture as above. 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. The fieldtrip will be enhanced with a sensory learning workshop whereby the student will engage with the landscape through activities that utililize all their senses.
Price: €250 Up to 20 individuals
Price: €350 Up to 45 individuals
- Lecture & Active Conservation Workshop(5-7hrs) A lecture as above. We will then go to a site that requires active conservation. Your students can get stuck into a variety of conservation projects led by our conservation volunteers – perhaps stone wall building? Or cutting back invasive scrub in an important butterfly breeding site? Or doing some archaeological surveys? The options are many and depend on the interests or the demands of the groups, as well as the time of year and availability of projects on the ground.
Price: €350 Up to 20 individuals
Price: €400 Up to 45 individuals
Our lecture space: The Burrenbeo Trust Centre
The Burrenbeo Trust Centre is conveniently located in Kinvara village. Based on the border of the core Burren, it is a key entry village into the Burren. The Centre is located just off the main street with nearby access to food, B&B’s, supermarkets and an ATM.
Where do we go into the field? 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 the iconic Burren mountain Mullaghmore, one of Ireland’s finest examples of a ringfort Cahercommaun, or the smooth limestone pavements of Blackhead. As mentioned before, the Burrenbeo Trust is here to help you get the greatest learning value out of your excursion. Please contact us for any queries on booking and tailor making your trip for your group’s needs.
A Typical Day out on the Burren
Go here to find out what a typical day out in the Burren entails, what to bring, what to expect and where to stay etc.
What you said about your trip
I am studying anthropology in the States, and came over here as part of a university exchange group. Over the past month here, we visited Connemara, Kerry, and Sligo. Nothing prepared me for what I saw in the Burren, it was so different to anything I had experienced before. I am glad we had a talk with you [Burrenbeo Trust] on arrival as it helped me understand this unusual place way better. Anthrolopology Student, USA
Each year I come to the Burren with my biology students. This year I decided to get a lecture and a guided field trip with the Burrenbeo Trust, the amount we learned in 4 hours was more than in the 2 days we had here last year. The Trust made it particularly relevant to the ecology and ecosystems module that my students are working on the moment. Lecturer, Sligo
My students carried out a workshop in the Burren as part of their community development masters., It was good to get them out into the field, to work with active practitioners like the Burrenbeo Trust, This is an organisation who understand what is happening on the ground. Burrenbeo Trust introduced us to real life case studies that are local to this region and not just from a text book. This outing gave my students a realistic and wider understanding of what their studies mean to the real world. Lecturer, Galway
For further information on any of the above contact our team on email@example.com or 091 638096