Burrenbeo October Snapshot

Burrenbeo October Snapshot

Community Cattle Drive, Burren Winterage School, Farm Demonstrations

Herdman’s Walks, Burren Food Fayre & much more…

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.

Burrenbeo Members’ Walk: Burren Farm Experience with Bronagh O’Rourke

2pm, Sunday, 6th October, Boston, Tubber, Co. Clare

Join us for Burrenbeo’s monthly members’ walk with young Burren farmer, Bronagh O’ Rourke. Bronagh will give an insight into what she and her family do as dry stock beef farmers on their stunning 500 acre farm of mixed species-rich grassland, deciduous woodland and limestone pavement in the Burren National Park.

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Burren Conservation Volunteers

Habitat Maintenance with Michael and Clodagh Lynch, 10am, Sat, 12th Oct

The BCVs will be working alongside the experts, Michael and Clodagh Lynch on clearing back hazel scrub from a beautiful spring, in a little-visited Burren location on Saturday, 12th of October at 10am.  Not an event for the faint hearted, this will involve walking across rough terrain and lots of cutting and clearing hazel scrub. Only a few places are left for this event and bookings need to be made by emailing volunteer@burrenbeo.com.

Áithbheo Primary Update

The Áitbheo Primary place-based learning programme in St. Enda’s National School, Lisdoonvarna and Fanore National School is now in full swing. Between the two schools, the 59 children are enjoying exploring their places through fun, hands-on learning activities in the classroom and outside. The children also work together on an activity to protect and enhance their place. Meanwhile, the senior classes at St Columba’s National School, Ballyturin and Northampton National School have been trying out the exciting new Cuanbheo Primary Water Catchment Programme!

Farming for Nature Ambassador Awards 2019

It is time to get voting for the national Farming for Nature Ambassador Awards 2019 by viewing short films on ten nominated farmers who manage their land in a way that sustains nature and the farm family. This year’s ambassadors come from right across Ireland and include beef, sheep and tillage farmers who manage a wide range of very valuable habitats.
The 10 ambassadors will be featured at the annual Burren Winterage Weekend (www.burrenwinterage.com) in October when the winner of the public vote will also be announced. The deadline for voting is midnight,Thursday Oct 24th 2019. See www.farmingfornature.ie for more details.

Burren Winterage Weekend

24th-27th October, Lisdoonvarna and the Burren

The programme of events and booking details are now available online for the community festival celebrating the magnificent legacy of Winterage in the Burren. Events include the Burren Winterage School, inspiring farmer-led walks, film screenings, a children’s art workshop, book readings, the Burren Food Fayre and the flagship event of the weekend, the community cattle drive. Many events are free and ticketed events are fundraisers for the Burrenbeo Trust. See www.burrenwinterage.com for full information.

Working Together for Nature

A community exhibition

7pm – 9pm, Tues, 1st Oct, Glór, Ennis

Come and see how fifteen different communities in County Clare are driving change by taking action for biodiversity!
Fifteen groups involved in the Clare Biodiversity Training Project, facilitated by the Burrenbeo Trust, are set to showcase their community biodiversity action plans in a sharing and networking event titled ‘Working Together for Nature’ on Tuesday, 1st of October, from 7pm to 9pm, in Glór, Ennis, Co. Clare. This project is supported by Clare Local Development Company (CLDC) and funded by LEADER. Everyone is welcome!

Áitbheo Training

We are running a training day for Mary Immaculate College student teachers on our Áitbheo Primary programme. This will include a field trip to the Burren, where we’ll share some tips with the teachers of tomorrow on how they can support and motivate their students to appreciate and care for the natural, built and cultural heritage of their places through fun activities. It’s our privilege to have the opportunity to share the skills of place-based learning with future teachers!

Burrenbeo’s online shop

Some of our beautiful Burrenbeo merchandise is now available to buy online. A set of limited-edition Burren Insight Magazines, Burren Field Guides and Burren Cards all come with FREE DELIVERY to Ireland and the U.K.. A perfect present for Burren lovers is only a click away!

Burrenbeo Staff News: We would like to congratulate our team member, Áine Bird, on the delivery of her beautiful baby boy Conn, and send her our warmest wishes for her maternity leave.

Save the Date!

October 24th – 27th 2019:  Burren Winterage Weekend in Lisdoonvarna and various places around the Burren.

November 13th:  Our Winter Tea Talks resume in Tubber hall, on the second Wednesday of each month from November to April.

March 7th & 8th 2020: Learning Landscape Symposium

Burrenbeo Business Members’ News and Events in brief:

Burren College of Art have an exhibition ‘The Consequence of Memory and Pulse’ by Sean Cotter, Gary Robinson and Thomas Brezing between September 12 and October 18, 2019.
Byrne’s Restaurant, Ennistymon – are our newest Gold business member. We would like to extend a warm welcome to them.
The Burren Perfumery will continue to have free Tours and Talks daily and will be hosting a ‘Make your own Perfume’ workshop shortly.
For full information on our Business Members’ News and Events, please click here. Support the businesses that support Burrenbeo Trust!
Burrenbeo Trust is a landscape charity that does not receive any core funding. We work hard to sustain our 25 plus programmes each year, connecting people with place and their role in caring for them. There are many ways you can support us.