Burrenbeo Snapshot February 2020

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Burrenbeo Snapshot February 2020

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

Seashore Bird Walk with John Murphy

1pm, Sunday, 2nd February, Ballyvaughan

Ornithologist John Murphy will be leading the members’ walk in February to explore the sea birds, waders, divers, migratory and overwintering birds along our coastline. Walk is for members only – exact location is emailed to members. Become a member. 

Áitbheo Primary & Secondary

We are really enjoying working with students from Gort, Tubber, Kiltiernan and Craughwell national schools who are a couple of weeks into their Áitbheo Primary programme now. The 9 week programme will give the 5th and 6th class students of these schools valuable skills in investigating natural and cultural heritage of their local place and encourage them to take positive action in caring for their place. Transition year students from Seamount College, Kinvara will start their 3-day place-based learning workshops, while our secondary students from Gort have finished their workshops and are now planning their action project for their place.

Burrenbeo Conservation Volunteers

The BCVs began 2020 by working on monument site management at Lismoher, Noughaval with Michael and Clodagh Lynch in January. On Sat, 8th of Feb they will be working with Michael and Clodagh again on habitat management  in a central Burren location. Sat 15th Feb has been allocated for Butterfly habitat maintanance with Jesmond Harding in Carron, while a coastal clean up event is being planned for March or April. To register your interest please sign up to be a volunteer by emailing volunteer@burrenbeo.com

February Tea Talk

with David Murray

8.30pm, Wednesday, 12th February,

Tubber Hall

The unique geological features of South Galway – North Clare area, its susceptibility to flooding, and developing new flood relief solutions will be the focus of the February Tea Talk with David Murray. Open to all, free for Burrenbeo members with a suggested donation of €5 for non-members.  More information on February Tea Talk. 

Learning Landscape Symposium 

20th – 22nd March 2020, Kinvara 

We are delighted to annouce that ticket sales are now open for our annual Learning Landscape Symposium, a weekend event offering workshops, fieldtrips and networking opportunities focused on place-based learning. The event will bring together leading experts to investigate how best to use our local environment to make learning a richer, more exciting and rewarding educational experience. Programme details for 2020 coming soon. You can read more about LLS and our 2019 programme here. Early Bird discounts are on offer for tickets bought before the 3rd of February. Discounts also apply to Burrenbeo members. Prices start from as little as €65 for the whole weekend. Book your tickets now. 

Thank you for First Aid Funding

In response to our recent funding appeal for holding a First Aid Training course, we are delighted to have received support from Ian Beaney, one of our walk coordinators and from Clare County Council. Our sincere thanks goes out to both parties for helping us provide this vital training to our volunteers. We would also like to thank Michael and Clodagh Lynch for funding our earlier First Aid Training course.

Staff news: We are looking forward to having Áine Bird, our Research and Impact officer back in the office in February after her maternity leave.

Photo Credit:  Kilmacduagh – Andreas Riemenschneider

Save the Date!

March 20th to 22nd 2020: Learning Landscape Symposium
June 5th to 7th 2020: Burren in Bloom
October 23rd to 25th 2020: Burren Winterage Weekend

Burrenbeo Business Members’ News and Events in brief:

Aillwee Cave are taking online bookings for various new tour options and have planned  celebrations on numerous special days that occur throughout 2020.
Burren College of Art is hosting an exhibition “New Artistic Research” which features new work by four PhD candidates between January 30th and February 21st 2020.
The Burren Perfumery owners Sadie and Ralph have been listed in the ’50 people to watch out for in 2020: the best young talent in Ireland ‘ by the Irish Times Magazine.
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.