A packed full newsletter awaits you, looking back over the success of the Burren Winterage Festival and looking forward to many events in 2017.  This newsletter includes the Bord Bia Origin Green Farming for Conservation Awards 2016, which is becoming a very welcome tradition among our Burren Programme farmers.   So huge congratulations to our winners.

Michael Collins

Michael Collins:  Micheál O’Brian (European Commission) presenting Michael Collins with his award for Farmer of the Year.

Mary Nally of Third Age, presenting Siobhan Daly with the award for the Daly Family, as Farmer of the Year.

Siobhan Daly:  Mary Nally of Third Age, presenting Siobhan Daly with the award for the Daly Family, as Farmer of the Year.

Zoe Hynes

Zoe Hynes:  Margaret Murry (Department of Agriculture) presented the award for Best Lowland Meadows to Zoe Hynes, on behalf of her Father, John, and Granddad, Anthony Hynes.

Pat McGuane

Pat McGuane:  James Moran of IT Sligo presented Pat McGuane with his award for Most Improved Farm.

Donat O'Brien

Donat O’Brien:   Donat O’Brien, being presented with his award for Best Winterage Pasture by Frances Nagle, one of Donat’s neighbouring farmers.