The Burren Programme is a pioneering agri-environmental programme which aims to conserve and support the heritage, environment and communities of the Burren.
The Objectives of the Burren Programme are:
- to ensure the sustainable agricultural management of high nature value farmland in the Burren;
- to contribute to the positive management of the Burren’s landscape and cultural heritage; and
- to contribute to improvements in water quality and water usage efficiency in the Burren region.
The extent of the Burren region, as defined for the purposes of the Programme, is roughly indicated by the solid black line on the map.
The Burren region, as defined above, includes the following District Electoral Divisions:
If a farmer owns/leases land on or near the boundary indicated above, and meets the other eligibility criteria (section 4 of the Terms and Conditions), this farmer may apply for inclusion in the BLP.
The Terms and Conditions (2015) of the Burren Life Programme, including details on the application process, may be downloaded from the website.
Special Area of Conservation (SAC) & Special Protection Area (SPA) designations in the Burren include:
|SAC 000019 – Ballyogan Lough|
|SAC 000606 – Lough Fingall Complex|
|SAC 000020 – Black Head-Poulsallagh Complex|
|SAC 001926 – East Burren Complex|
|SAC 000032 – Dromore Woods & Loughs|
|SAC 002244 – Ardrahan Grassland|
|SAC 000054 – Moneen Mountain|
|SAC 002294 – Cahermore Turlough|
|SAC 000057 – Moyree River System|
|SAC 002295 – Ballinduff Turlough|
|SAC 000238 – Caherglassaun Turlough|
|SAC 000252 – Coole-Garryland Complex|
|SPA 004107 – Coole-Garryland|