PROGRAMME DATES: 28th April- 28th May 2023
Booking is essential for all events and discounts will apply to Burrenbeo Members. Please check back here for the Tickets Booking link and for any updates/changes to the programme below . If you would like to support the Burrenbeo Trust, please consider becoming a member or donating at www.burrenbeo.com
WEEKEND 1 Birds: Fri 28th, Sat 29th & Sun 30th April
Note to Nature, 7-9pm, Fri 28th April, Kinvara (tbc)
‘Flutter, Fossil, Fox’ – A Coole Harmonies choir performance followed by screening of RTE 1 Doc ‘Note to Nature’ – a love letter to wild Ireland and a call to action from Ireland’s most talented performers. Q&A with Director Cepa Giblin. Adm: FREE but booking essential.
The Irish Wildlife Sounds: a Listening Journey of Discovery, 7-9pm, Sat 29th April, Kinvara Community Centre
Join lifelong ornithologist Seán Ronayne as he takes you on an audio journey into the secret world of birds. Admi: FREE but booking essential.
Dawn Chorus walk 5:30am, Sun 30th April, Ballyvaughan
Dawn Chorus walk with Gordon D’Arcy followed by Breakfast at The Larder, Location: On booking Adm: €15 Members/ €25 non-Members
WEEKEND 2 Woodlands &Wetlands: Sat 6th & Sun 7th May
The Hare’s Corner Pond Visit, 2-4pm, Sat 6th May, Ennistymon
Feidhlim Harty, hydrologist showcases ponds to discuss pond design & construction for biodiversity Location: sent on booking Adm: €5 Members/€10 non-members.
'Sammy - A Pine Marten Story’, 7-9pm, Sat 6th May, location tbc
Screening of a documentary by Tony Whelan on rescue & release of a pine marten in Clare. Adm: FREE but booking essential.
Caher Bridge Garden Visit, 11am, Sun 7th May, Fanore
A guided walk through the stunning Caher Bridge Garden in the company of its creator Carl Wright. Location: On booking. Adm: €5 Members/€10 non-members.
Coole Turlough Walk, 11am, Sun 7th May, Coole Park
Walk with an NPWS guide through the unique habitat of a woodland lake that inspired Lady Gregory and Yeats. Location: On booking Adm: €5 Members/€10 non-members.
Wednesday WEBINAR: Wed 10th May
The Irish hare - a webinar with Karina Dingerkus
A look at the Irish hare in our physical and cultural landscape, and what makes the Irish hare uniquely Irish. Adm: FREE but booking essential. Link: coming soon
WEEKEND 3 Invertebrates: Sat 13h & Sun 14th May
Sat Butterfly Walk, 11am, Sat 13th May, Clooncoose valley
A walk down the “Burren Butterfly Road” to see a remarkable number and range of butterflies and moths with Jesmond Harding. Location: On booking. Adm: €5 Members/€10 non-Members.
Plants and Grasses of the high Burren with Lynda Weekes, 2-4pm, Sat 13th May,
location tbc Location: On booking. Adm: €5 Members/€10 non-Members
Explore the Burren & its bees, moths and more, 11am- 1pm, Sun 14th May, Ballyvaughan
A family walk & exploration of the Burren’s invertebrates. Location: On booking. Adm: FREE but booking essential
Sun Butterfly Walk, 2pm– 4pm, Sun 14th May, Fahee North
Discover one of Ireland’s premier butterfly sites and rarest of butterflies with Jesmond Harding Location: On booking. Adm: €5 Members/€10 for non-Members.
Rekindle, Festival of lost skills, Sun 14th May, The Courthouse gallery, Ennistymon.
WEEKEND 4 Mammals: Fri 19th , Sat 20th & Sun 21st May
Dusk chorus walk with Tom and Nuala Lynch, 7pm, Fri 19th May, Dromore Woods,
Location: On booking. Adm: €5 Members/€10 non-members.
Art & Ecology workshop led by Eileen Hutton & team, 2-4pm, Sat 20th May,
Location:tbc Sculpt & make art with bioplastics Adm: €5 Members/€10 for non-Members.
The old Irish goat & conservation grazing, 7-9pm, Sat 20th May,
location tbc- a talk with goat herder Melissa Jeuken Adm: FREE but booking essential.
Bat walk with NPWS guide Karen van Dorp at Dromore Woods,
7-9pm, Sat 20th May, Dromore Location: On booking. Adm: €5 Members/€10 non-Members
Hazel Woodland Walk with Sharon Parr, 11am Sunday 21st May
Slieve Carran, Location: On booking. Adm: €5 Members/€10 non-Members.
Burren Slow Food Festival, Sun 21st May, LisdoonvarnaTalks, cookery demos on wellness & gut health as well as a farmers market. Check burren.ie
WEEKEND 5 Flowers: Sat 27th, Sun 28th May
Bugs, blooms and flower bingo, 11am-1, Sat 27th May, Carran
A fun family event, Location: On booking. Adm: FREE but booking essential
Bioblitz on a Burren farm, 2-5pm, Sat 27th May
Join ecologists in recording the flora of a species rich north Burren farm, followed by a cuppa tea and the bioblitz tally results at Tubber hall Location: On booking Adm: €5 Members/€10 non-Members
Return to the Winterage walk, 11am Sun 28th May, north Burren
Revisit the route of the last Cattle Drive to explore flowers of the Burren in the company of farmer John O’Brien Location: On booking. Adm: FREE but booking essential
This programme is coordinated by the Burrenbeo Trust and supported by The Heritage Council under the Heritage Capacity Fund 2023. Pre-booking is essential for all events and discounts will apply to Burrenbeo Members. If you would like to support the Burrenbeo Trust, please consider becoming a member or donating at www.burrenbeo.com