PROGRAMME DATES: 28th April- 28th May 2023
Booking link to discounted tickets for Burrenbeo Members is sent to Members by email. Booking is essential for all events. 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
A Note for Nature, 7-9pm, Fri 28th April, Seamount College Hall, Kinvara
‘Flutter, Fossil, Fox’ – A Coole Harmonies choir performance composed by Fiona Linnane, followed by screening of the award-winning documentary ‘A Note for 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, 7-8:30pm, 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 and breakfast 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, Tully's Bar, Kinvara
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. (Note: This charge is a donation for Burrenbeo and does not go to NPWS)
Wednesday WEBINAR: Wed 10th May
The Irish hare - a webinar with Karina Dingerkus, 8-9pm, Wed, 10th May
A look at the Irish hare in our farming and cultural landscape, and what makes the Irish hare uniquely Irish. Adm: FREE but booking essential. Register here.
WEEKEND 3 Invertebrates: Sat 13th & 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: On booking. Adm: €5 Members/€10 non-Members
Explore the Burren & its bees, moths and more Family walk, 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.
Bio-based Materials Art Workshop (for adults) with Eileen Hutton, Katerina Gribkoff and JD Whitman, 11am-1pm, Sat 20th May,
Location:Burren College of Art. Adm: €5 Members/€10 for non-Members.
The old Irish goat & conservation grazing, 7-8:30pm, Sat 20th May, Tully's Bar, Kinvara
A talk with goat herder Melissa Jeuken Adm: FREE but booking essential.
Bat walk with NPWS guide Karen van Dorp at Dromore Woods,
8-11pm, Sat 20th May, Dromore Location: On booking. Adm: €5 Members/€10 non-Members
(Note: This charge is a donation for Burrenbeo and does not go to NPWS)
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, 11am-5pm, Sun 21st May, The Pavilion, Lisdoonvarna
Talks, cookery demos on wellness & gut health as well as a farmers market. Check www.slowfoodclare.com
WEEKEND 5 Flowers: Sat 27th, Sun 28th May
Bugs, blooms and flower bingo Family event, 11am-1, Sat 27th May, Carran
A fun family event, Location: On booking. Adm: FREE but booking essential
The Art of Perfume Workshop 12-1pm, Sat 27th May, The Burren Perfumery
An introduction to the intriguing world of perfume and scent. Discover how the fragrances of the Burren Perfumery have been inspired by the Burren flora and landscape while smelling exquisite essential oils and ingredients used in their creation.
Adm: €5 Members/ €10 non-Members
Bioblitz on a Burren farm followed by tea, 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