The charter management partners are:
The Burrenbeo Trust
Burren Farming for Conservation Programme
Galway County Council
Clare County Council
News and Events
Our Limestone Landscapes - a series of monthly online talks
In October 2020, Burrenbeo launched a 6-part series of monthly online talks on Limestone Landscapes from around the world. The aim of this series was to hear from experts on the ground from limestone landscapes of the Burren in Co.Cavan, Yorkshire UK, Slovenia, Kentucky USA and Newfoundland, Canada to get a sense of these places, learn about their natural and cultural heritage and issues, ideas and innovations around their conservation and care. Recordings of these talks are available to view on Burrenbeo's YouTube channel.
Burren Winterage Weekend
The annual celebration of the ancient farming tradition of winterage took place virtually this year, featuring some fantastic local and international speakers with inspiring content. The Burren Winterage School featured speakers from Austria, Slovenia, Colombia, Japan, South Africa, Greece, Finland, USA, UK and Ireland, sharing experiences of farming for nature and how farming can make a more positive contribution to addressing our global climate and biodiversity crises. Read more >>
Burren in Bloom 2020
The Covid-19 restrictions during the Spring of 2020 meant that Burrenbeo’s annual celebration of the rich biodiversity of the Burren could not take place in its usual format of guided walks, workshops and gatherings. In its place, a series of online events such as talks, discussions, art workshop, storytelling and family quiz were organised between the 3rd of June to the 6th of June 2020 to virtually celebrate the Burren’s wonderful flora. Read more>>>
Burren Winterage gets State recognition as Intangible Cultural Heritage
The unique farming practice of Winterage in the Burren has been officially included in the list of permanent National Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage, recently launched by Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan TD. This measure represents official State recognition of cultural practices all around Ireland and will serve to protect and promote these practices for generations to come.. More info >>
Clare Community Biodiversity Plans
In 2019, Clare Local Development Company contracted the Burrenbeo Trust to facilitate Community Biodiversity Training for 15 communities in Co. Clare. As a result of this training, the following community action plans were developed by the communities in Co.Clare. Read more >>>
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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