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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 [...]

Burren Winterage School 2015

Burren Winterage School 2015 Supporting High Nature Value Farming in Europe 22nd-25th October 2015 Corofin, Co. Clare   Take a look at the Burren Winterage School Programme  for further details and the Burren Winterage Website for [...]

Walk to retrace Prince Charles’ Burren ramble.

The Clare Herald. 23rd June 2015. Tourists will this weekend be able to walk in the footsteps of Prince Charles, who made a historic a visit to County Clare last month. Prince Charles fulfilled a [...]

Fields of magic on trip to the Burren, by Miriam Lord, Irish Times

See Original Article The nature-loving royal visitor was in a very special place, and he knew it What do you give a man who has everything (Apart from the monarchy, obviously)? A stick. Britain’s [...]

BFCP Year 5 Summary Report

BFCP are pleased to report on another successful year of the pioneering programme for the Burren which saw 158 local farmers conduct conservation work on their farms, contributing to a positive impact on environmental health [...]

The farmer and the ecologist should be friends

There’s a very common notion, and a distinctly toxic one, that the relationship between farming and nature conservation in Ireland is necessarily and mutually destructive. Farmers destroy the environment, right? And conservationists would stop farmers [...]