Burrenbeo Snapshot January 2020

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Burrenbeo Snapshot January 2020

Mullaghmore in snow of Dec 2010 - Michael Reidy
We would like to wish all our subscribers a wonderful new year! 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.

January Tea Talk with Eugene Lambe

8:30pm, Wednesday, 8th January, Tubber Hall

Our January Tea Talk delves into the musical heritage of north Clare through personal stories and experiences of local musician, Eugene Lambe.
There will also be a second round of sale of Burren Scots pine trees following their sold out success at the Christmas Tea Talk. Open to all, free for Burrenbeo members with a suggested donation of €5 for non-members. More info on January Tea Talk.

Burrenbeo Walks and Talks January – April 2020

Get a sneak peek at our walks and talks schedule for the next four months by following these links:

Burrenbeo Walks Jan – April

Burrenbeo Tea Talks Jan – April

Áitbheo Primary & Secondary

National schools from Gort, Tubber, Kiltiernan and Craughwell will be starting their Áitbheo Primary programme in early January. 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. Students of Seamount College, Kinvara will start their 3-day place-based learning workshop as part of Áitbheo Secondary in January.

Burrenbeo Conservation Volunteers

A  big thank you to all our BCVs for their hard work in 2019. Our next event will be monument site management on the 25th Jan with Michael and Clodagh Lynch. On 8th Feb, we will be scrub clearing in the Cahercommaun area (limited numbers so places have to be booked) with Michael and Clodagh Lynch again. On 15th Feb we will be working on butterfly habitat management with Jesmond Harding of Butterfly Conservation Ireland at Fahee, Carron. To book places, sign up to be a volunteer or for more info email volunteer@burrenbeo.com

Burrenbeo Annual Report 2019

Our Annual Report has just been published. Get an overview of the work carried out by us in 2019 in education, advocacy, outreach, active conservation, research and information provision as well as our financial overview and goals for 2020 by following this link – Burrenbeo Annual Report 2019.

Burrenbeo Podcasts

Many Burrenbeo talks including our latest Tea Talks and Burren Winterage School 2019 talks are now available online on our YouTube channel. Watch them or listen to them as podcasts to enjoy talks on a range of fascinating subjects! Don’t forget to subscribe to the channel so you can get updates everytime we add a new podcast.

Burrenbeo Volunteer Walk Coordinators

We recently put out an appeal for volunteers to help us coordinate the many walk events we organise throughout the year. We were thrilled with the response. It was heartening to see the goodwill and enthusiasm in the local community members for the work of Burrenbeo Trust. Our massive thank you to all who have offered to help!

Funding Appeal for a First Aid Course 

If you or anyone you know would like to fund a First Aid Course for Burrenbeo’s new volunteer walk coordinators, who will be helping us run our monthly members walks, please do get in touch with annalisa@burrenbeo.com. A sum of €1,200 will help us provide First Aid training to 12 volunteers. This training will not only help us continue following best practice in running our monthly walks but also contribute valuable skills to the local community.

Save the Date!

March 20th to 22nd 2020: Learning Landscape Symposium

June 5th to 7th 2020: Burren in Bloom

Burrenbeo Business Members’ News and Events in brief:

Burren College of Art is hosting the MFA Interim Exhibition, Forced Perspective between December 7, 2019 and January 24, 2020
Burren Outdoor education Centre are running an introductory course on geology of the Burren from Feb 5th 2020.
The Burren Perfumery is open everyday during the Winter (apart from the 24th, 25th and 26th of December) with special offers in the month of December.
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. Support us!