Resource Centre and World Heritage Site event
14th November 2013
Building on the success of last year’s Burren Resource Clinics, the Burren Community Charter is this year hosting a one off public event which will function as both a Burren resource clinic and an open discussion on the inclusion of the Burren on the tentative list for Unesco World Heritage Sites.
Ireland currently has two Unesco World Heritage Sites, Brú na Bóinne and Skellig Michael, but the Burren along with another six sites is being considered for nomination, since appearing on the tentative list in 2010. The nomination of any of the sites on the tentative list for inclusion on the World Heritage List should only take place after consultation with relevant stakeholders, interested parties and local communities.
Building on the success of last year’s Burren Resource Clinics, the Burren Community Charter is this year hosting a one off event which will function as both a Burren resource clinic and an open discussion on the inclusion of the Burren on the tentative list for Unesco World Heritage Sites.
The evening will open with a drop-in clinic, where organisations and public bodies working in the region can interact and answer the public’s questions. This will be followed by a chaired public discussion on the prospective nomination of the Burren as a Unesco World Heritage Site. It is hoped that there will be a representative from the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht present to outline the process and implications for the region of a nomination and prospective designation.
The event will be held in Kilnaboy Village Hall on Thursday the 14th of November. The resource clinic will start at 7.30pm and discussion will begin at 8.30pm.
This is a topic which could have many impacts on the Burren and it is hoped that the community would attend both the resource clinic and also contribute to the discussion following to give their voice on this important topic.
For more information on the event call Áine on 091 638096. More details on Unesco World Heritage Sites can be found on www.worldheritageireland.ie.
The charter management partners are:
The Burrenbeo Trust
Burren Farming for Conservation Programme
Galway County Council
Clare County Council