Welcome to Burren in Bloom, our celebration of the wonderful wildlife of the Burren as it emerges into its full seasonal glory of orchids and gentians, bumblebees and butterflies.
June 2020 Programme postponed until further notice
The special focus of Burren in Bloom festival 2019 was on our pollinators. It was a wonderful opportunity for participants to identify, enjoy and find out how to help these important species at a time when many of them are in crisis. For this, we were delighted to team up with our friends at the National Biodiversity Data Centre who co-ordinate the All Ireland Pollinator Plan.
There are just so many reasons to join us for a weekend of blooms. Explore the Burren’s fascinating mosaic of limestone habitats, from orchid rich grasslands to sweeping pavements to turloughs, fens and petrifying springs. Meet the people who work with these habitats – farmers, ecologists, conservationists, public authorities – and discover areas of the Burren rarely open to the public.
Witnessing the colours, shapes, sounds, smells, and textures of nature first-hand in what is undoubtedly Ireland’s finest repository of native plants and animals is not merely an experience, it is a privilege.
When better to do this than in mid-summer when the Burren’s flora and fauna are at the height of their seasonal splendour.
This is also an excellent chance to meet the people who work with these habitats – farmers, ecologists, conservationists, public authorities – and discover areas of the Burren rarely open to the public.