The charter management partners are:


  • The Burrenbeo Trust

  • Burren Farming for Conservation Programme

  • Burren IFA

  • Burren Geopark

  • Galway County Council

  • Clare County Council

ChangeX Burren was a successful pilot project that spurred many initiatives that are still active and going strong. The Charter's involvement with ChangeX Burren however finished in 2016.
ChangeX Burren Proposed Innovations

May 2015


  • Coderdojo is an open source, volunteer led global network of free coding clubs for young people where they can learn how to code, build websites, games and apps in a fun and collaborative environment.

  • Street Feast is an annualy gathering of neighbours who share a meal outdoors over good food and conversation. By getting to know our neighbours a bit better, we strengthen our communities.

  • Ireland Reaching Out works parish-by-parish across Ireland seeking to identify and invite home all our Diaspora, wherever they may be found across the world. The programme provides an opportunity to local communities to boost tourism and bring economic benefit to the area.

  • Go For Life programme under the Clare Sports Partership provides weekly exercise classes especially adapted for older people in many communities around the Burren.

  • Playworks creates inclusive environments for play and physical activity both within and beyond the school day to build empathy, increase learning, and improve behaviour.

  • Irish Men’s Sheds Association works towards a future where all men have the opportunity to improve and maintain their health and well-being by participating in a community Men’s Shed – a friendly and welcoming meeting place where men can come together.

  • My Mind aims to build a network of community based mental health services that are accessible and affordable for everyone in Ireland.

  • Eden Alternative works to transform care environments for older people into dignified homes that focus on quality of life for both residents and staff. Using a low-cost training programme to move nursing homes away from an institutional model of care, the Eden Alternative provides a person-centred model focused on allowing residents to continue to lead meaningful lives.

  • KaBOOM! envisions a great place to play within walking distance of every child by creating playgrounds through the participation and leadership of communities. 

  • Fáilte Isteach is a community project with older volunteers welcoming new migrants through conversational English classes. Fáilte Isteach utilises the skills, talents and expertise of older volunteers and harnesses their desire to contribute positively to society.

  • GIY [Grow it Yourself] is an emerging global community of food growers, made up of GIYers and community food-growing groups. By growing some of our own food GIY believes we can make the world a healthier, happier place and by coming together we grow more and better food, and have more fun in the process.

  • Slow Food reconnects consumers to the source and quality of their food, as well as to its wider implications in the global food chain. Through a series of events and education initiatives, Slow Food builds profile for producers and informs consumers of alternatives to processed and unseasonal foods.


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.

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Contact Burrenbeo Trust, Charter Administrator on or    

091 638096

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