Since the public consultation began in 2011 on the Burren Community Charter Project, there have been a number of achievements which can be attributed to the project. Some of the main achievements are listed here, while a more detailed exploration can be viewed here.


  • The Burren was awarded European Diploma of Protected Areas in 2013. 

  • The Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark received Burren Tourism LIFE funding.

  • A Feasibility study on the Burren as a Learning Landscape was undertaken in 2013. 

  • The inaugral Burren Winterage Weekend in October 2012, a celebration of the Burren community and its agricultural traditions. This annual celebration continues to grow in strength and is coordinated by Burrenbeo Trust with support from the Burren Programme, the Burren Ecotourism Network and the Burren Food Trail.

  • Burren resource centres – pilot ‘one stop shop’ resource centres were held in Kinvara, Carron and Doolin in 2012.

  • An audit of the existing heritage education courses available in the area was carried out.

  • Working in conjunction with the Clare Memories group, a series of oral recordings on agricultural traditions in the Burren were commissioned.

  • The Burren in Bloom festival was expanded across the Burren.

  • Establishment of the ChangeX Burren social innovation programme.

  • Facilitation of discussions on the Burren’s potential as a World Heritage Site.

The Burren is a truly unique place - presenting unique challenges and opportunities. The Burren Community Charter aims to allow the Burren community shape its own future, deciding for itself how best to address these challenges and opportunities.

 Got a Question?


Contact Burrenbeo Trust, Charter Administrator on or    

091 638096

What can you do?


Register your support for the Burren Community Charter, email to sign up either as an individual or organisation.