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Do you want to be added to the Burren Programme’s Workers’ Database?

The Burren Programme workers' database file contains names and contact details for farm workers with a range of skills including scrub removal and stone wall repair.   If you would like to be included in [...]

Prestigious nomination for Irish Nature Conservation project

A Press Release from NPWS 3rd May 2017 Ireland’s BurrenLIFE project has been shortlisted as one of the top 5 Nature Conservation Projects in Europe over the past 25 years as part of a competition [...]

Conference live-streamed: Results-based payments for biodiversity achievements in agriculture

  30 March 2017, 9.30 - 17.30 European Economic and Social Committee, Bruxelles The conference will be live-streamed. Please feel free to link in on 30th March, by clicking on the link below: https://webcast.ec.europa.eu/results-based-agri-environment-schemes-rewarding-farmers-for-biodiversity-achievements The [...]

Tranche 2 applications for Burren Programme – Closing Date 25th October 2016!

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, has announced the opening of Tranche 2 of the Burren Programme for applications from interested farmers. Over 200 farmers were accepted into the Scheme [...]

Burren Winterage School 2016

Working with Nature: a Farmer-centred Approach 27th-29th Oct 2016 Kilfenora, Co.Clare Following on from last year's very successful Burren Winterage School, this year's event promises to be a great few days of talks, workshops and [...]

The Burren Winterage School, October 27th – 29th 2016

The annual Burren Winterage Weekend festival will take place this year from October 27th - 30th. This unique celebration of pastoral farming and its rich legacy of natural and cultural heritage will feature the winterage [...]

Visit to Burren by Commissioner Phil Hogan

On Monday, August 29th, we were delighted to host a visit from the European Commissioner for Agriculture, Phil Hogan.  Michael John Moroney pictured here telling the Commissioner what being part of the Burren Programme means [...]

RBAPS Results-based Agri-enviroment Pilot Scheme – Newsletter

What is RBAPS?  Results-based agri-environment payment schemes are schemes where farmers and land managers receive payments for delivering a specific environmental result or outcome. These results-based approaches offer farmers the flexibility to use their knowledge [...]

National Economic and Social Council publishes research paper on the Burren Life Programme

Farmers Work to Resolve Environmental Challenges in the Burren The Burren is a unique area in North Clare, known for its abundant biodiversity and rich heritage. It provides the context for a fascinating account [...]

Burren Life Origin Green Awards 2015

At the launch of the Burren Winterage School in Corofin on Thursday, 22nd October, Bord Bía awarded prizes to Burren farmers within 6 different categories. The Burren community and delegates of European Forum for Nature [...]