Burren Community Charter
Identifying solutions for local needs
Beginning in 2010, with the support of the Heritage Council, Burrenbeo Trust acted as lead partners on the Burren Community Charter Project with other Burren agencies and local authorities. Research was conducted through meeting people on the ground and gaining an insight into the needs and wants locally in order to devise a strong community whereby people could live, work and socialise in the Burren. Through conducting extensive research, the Burren Community Charter was developed and as a result numerous projects have evolved and are led by the community themselves. Empowering people locally to bring about positive change on the ground, is a core value when conceptualising future sustainable management of this unique landscape.
From 2014, Burrenbeo Trust, under the umbrella of the Burren Community Charter, worked in association with the pilot ChangeX Burren project in the region. This project looked to offer solutions to social challenges that existed in the region.
In 2009, Burrenbeo carried out the Farm Families Research Project. The aim of the research was to explore Burren farm families’ views on: the role of farming in the Burren; the Burren in general and the level of interest that exists among the families in becoming more actively involved in shaping the future of the Burren. This project was key to developing the goals and strategies of the organisation going forward, while also forming the bedrock from which the Burren Community Charter was born. See the full report here.