Burrenbeo September Snapshot

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Burrenbeo September 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.

Autumnal Healing Plants Walk with Sinéad Keane

2pm, Sunday, 1st September, Burren National Park

Join us for a members’ walk to appreciate the rich diversity of our native
Burren flora with an emphasis on past and present medicinal uses.

Áitbheo Primary Update

The Áitbheo Primary place-based learning programme kicks off in St. Enda’s National School, Lisdoonvarna and Fanore National School this September. Áitbheo Primary involves children actively learning about their place 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.

New Áitbheo Primary Water Catchment Programme

The Burrenbeo Trust is also delivering a short Áitbheo catchment programme for 5th/6th class students in two schools this September, supported by Cuan Beo and the Community Water Development Fund. Burrenbeo Trust facilitators will work with students from St. Columba’s National School, Ballyturin and Northampton National School. The programme aims to equip the children with skills to think critically about their place as defined by their local water catchment area and their role in its sustainable future. Each school group will also take part in a field trip to Thoor Ballylee and Coole Park.

Upcoming events for Burren Conservation Volunteers

The BCVs will knuckle down for their next beach clean up which is scheduled for the weekend of Sept 21st. To find out more, to become a volunteer, or to suggest a Burren coastal area in need of a clean up please email volunteer@burrenbeo.com

Farming For Nature Ambassador Awards 2019

Our Farming for Nature team has been busy selecting Farming for Nature Ambassadors for 2019 with the help of the judges who have been making farm visits around the country. The judges’ selection will also be put forward for a public vote. You will be able to view a 5-minute video and vote for your favourite farm. The 2019 awards are supported by Bord Bia’s Origin Green programme. For more information on the nominees and their stories visit www.farmingfornature.ie

Save the date for the Burren Winterage Weekend

24th – 27th October, Lisdoonvarna and the Burren

Focusing on the theme of Building healthy futures for people, food and nature, the Burren Winterage Weekend programme for 2019 promises a rich variety of events such as talks, field trips, farm demonstrations, farm walks, a farm innovation fair, book reading, a children’s art workshop and the community cattle drove to celebrate our farming heritage in the Burren. To see our provisional programme and to buy tickets for the Burren Winterage School please visit our website www.burrenwinterage.com

Áitbheo Secondary Update

Our Áitbheo Secondary programme is about to commence with field trips organised for transition year students from Gort Community School and Seamount Secondary School, Kinvara. Through the programme, participating students consider the evolution of their landscape, monuments and the natural and cultural heritage of their local place. Students  then develop an action project that is relevant to them and to their place, informed by the skills gained through the programme.

Clare Biodiversity Training Update

Fifteen community groups from Co. Clare, who are involved in the Clare Biodiversity Training project with the Burrenbeo Trust, are preparing to showcase their Community Biodiversity Plans in a sharing and networking event on Tuesday 1st of October. ‘Working together for nature – an exhibition of community biodiversity plans’ will be held in Glór, Ennis, on Tuesday 1st of October from 7pm to 9pm. This project is supported by Clare Local Development Company (CLDC) and funded by LEADER.

Heritage Week events a resounding success 

Burrenbeo was rewarded with enthusiastic participation from members of the public in two events organised for Heritage Week. Over 60 people turned up on a blustery day at Cahercommaun to hear from archaeologist Michael Lynch about the history of the Burren’s iconic triple ring fort. More than 40 children along with their guardians braved a constant downpour to investigate blooms and bugs in the Burren. Our heritage is safe in the hands of such committed communities!

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 AGM: The Burrenbeo Trust Annual General Meeting was held on the 8th of August at the Burrenbeo Trust office in Kinvara. Thanks to all the members who attended and special thanks to Chairperson Martin Hawkes and Company Secretary Brendan Dunford for their valued contributions!
Photo Credit: Winterage Cattle Drove – Martin Kiely
                        Ribwort Paintain – Brendan Dunford

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 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.
Burren Perfumery  will continue to have free Tours and Talks daily and will be hosting a ‘Make your own Perfume’ workshop shortly.
The Burren Programme now works with over 320 farmers in the Burren  helping them enhance biodiversity on their farms.
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.