Burrenbeo August 2019 Snapshot

//Burrenbeo August 2019 Snapshot

Burrenbeo August 2019 Snapshot

The following is a brief overview of upcoming Burrenbeo news and events. You can donate online to the Trust here; all donations are truly appreciated. If you would like to attend some of these events or support us in our work, you may consider becoming a Burrenbeo Trust member – options include individual, couple, family, school or business membership – see details here.

NOTE: Due to increasing numbers our monthly members’ walks continue to be open to members only. We have made this decision out of respect for our walk leaders and the members that attend our walks. Events organised for Heritage Week in August are open to all.

Butterfly Walk with Jesmond Harding of Butterfly Conservation Ireland

2pm, Sunday, 4th Aug, Burren National Park

Join us for a members’ walk through what might be Ireland’s richest site for butterflies. The Burren has more butterflies and other pollinators than anywhere else in Ireland.  Learn more

Burren Winterage gets state recognition as Irish Intangible Heritage

The unique farming practice of Winterage in the Burren has been officially included in the list of permanent National Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage, recently launched by Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan TD. Learn more 

Bugs, Blooms and the Burren for Heritage Week

11am , Wed, 21st Aug, NUIG Field Station, Carron

Heritage Week event

An outdoor family event for the Heritage Week.

Burrenbeo is hosting a special event for children and families as a part of the Heritage week, where participants can spend a fun filled morning investigating the bugs and blooms of the Burren in a stunning setting. Suitable for 6 to 12 year olds. Parents/guardians need to stay with the children for the duration of the event.

Admission is free!

For further information, contact 091638096 or info@burrenbeo.com

Discover Cahercommaun with Archaeologist, Michael Lynch for Heritage Week

2 pm, Mon, 19th Aug,  Cahercommaun 

Heritage Week event

This event is part of the Heritage week celebrations. Discover Cahercommaun Triple Stone Fort (stone fort of Comin), Ireland’s finest examples of a ringfort, situated on a cliff edge and remarkably similar to the great fort at Dun Aenghus on the Aran islands.

Michael Lynch is the Field Monument Advisor for Co. Clare and has been working in archaeology in the Burren for over 15 years. He has surveyed numerous monuments in the Burren including many previously unrecorded sites.

The walk is open to all and admission is free.

Please do bear in mind that this is a two hour walk over rough uneven surface. Suitable footwear and weather- appropriate clothing is strongly recommended.

Clare Biodiversity Training Update

Fifteen community groups from Co. Clare, who are involved in the Clare Biodiversity Training project with the Burrenbeo Trust, are finalising their Community Biodiversity Action Plans over the summer. An exhibition of the biodiversity plans will be held in a central location in Co. Clare in October – further details coming soon! This initiative is funded by the EU LEADER programme through Clare Local Development Company (CLDC).  Learn more

Áitbheo Training update

Áitbheo Training is a course developed by the Burrenbeo Trust on place-based learning.   It shares simple strategies and resources through which educators can integrate local environment into their teaching.  From two Áitbheo Training courses carried out over June and July 2019, 32 participants have enjoyed place-based learning in and around the Burren.  More on Áitbheo

Thank you for a successful Family Walk and Picnic

Our family walk and picnic on 14th July on Cappanawalla mountain was a great success. More than 80 people walked up the stunning hillside and enjoyed picnic in exquisite sunshine. Our heartfelt thanks goes to Patsy Linnane for letting us walk on his farmland and talking us through his work that results in the fantastic diversity of wildflowers on his patch of the Burren. Thank you also to walk leaders, Brendan Dunford and Sharon Parr and to many others who helped us out on the day! We are grateful to all those who attended the event and donated towards the Young Burren Leader Bursary that was set up in honour of our late co-founder Ann O’Connor Dunford

Áitbheo Primary and Secondary Update

Two new primary schools in the Burren, Lisdoonvarna NS and Fanore NS, will commence the Áitbheo Primary programme for the students of their top classes from September. Two secondary schools, Gort Community School and Seamount College Kinvara, will get a taster of the Áitbheo Secondary programme through field trips in the Burren organised for them in September.

Upcoming events for Burren Conservation Volunteers

After a well-deserved break in July, the BCVs will be back in action with three events planned for the next month. There will be a Lesser horseshoe bat survey on Wednesday, 31st July, Cotoneaster control work on Saturday, August 10th, and drystone walling on Thursday, 15th of August. To find out more or to become a volunteer, contact us at volunteer@burrenbeo.com

Gift a Burrenbeo Trust Membership

For that person who has everything or perhaps a special present for yourself; by giving the gift of Burrenbeo Trust membership, you are giving someone wonderful opportunities all year around to connect with the Burren landscape. Members of the Trust enjoy free walks/talks in the Burren, discounts to our many events and that lovely warm knowledge that they are contributing to the future conservation of the Burren and place-based learning in the Burren. Burrenbeo Trust membership

Burrenbeo Staff News:  Áine Bird, Burrenbeo’s Research and Impact Officer is going on maternity leave till February 2020 and we would like to wish her the very best for this special leave.

Save the Date!

October 24th – 27th 2019 : Burren Winterage Weekend in Lisdoonvarna and Doolin.
March 7th & 8th 2019: Learning Landscape Symposium