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PROGRAMME DATES: 3rd May- 26th May 2024

 

Early Bird Tickets (valid till 17th April for Members) has now expired. 

Pre-booking is essential for all events unless stated otherwise.

Under 18s go free for all events.

WEEKEND 1 : Sat 4th & Sun 5th May  

Bringing back Barn Owls - A talk with John Carrig of the Barn Own project and Erin the barn owl! 

7-8pm, Sat 4th May, Kinvara Community Centre 

 Adm: FREE, Pre-booking available but not required. (cash donations accepted by the Barn Owl Project on the day)

Marine Plastic Art Workshops : Eco-Art Workshops with Jacquelyn Dale Whitman 

11am-1pm, Sat 4th May, St.Josephs school hall  OR  4-6pm, Sun 5th May, Kinvara Community Centre

This workshop will look at the elements and principles of sculpture, light, and shadow, while discussing marine biodiversity and plastic pollution. Participants will learn methods for melting sheet plastic and marine plastic debris into ocean-based artworks and will work together to create a coral reef made of shadows. Participants will also have the option to contribute their artwork to the collaborative SciArt installation - Plastic Magnitudes - which will be on display in Brussels this summer. Suitable for 13+ years and adults. Limited places, Adm: FREE, but booking required. 

Explore a ‘Great Irish Grassland’ with Dr Maria Long, 11am-1pm, Monday 6th May

Take a walk through Slieve Carran Nature Reserve, part of the Burren National Park, and one of the sites on the new ‘Grasslands Trail'. You will be spotting grassland plants along the way, ID tips will be given, and the importance of semi-natural grasslands will be discussed. 

Location: On booking. Adm: €8 Members Early Bird/€15 General Ticket

May Tree Dance with Edwina Guckian, Mon 6th May, Carron
More details coming soon
Adm: Free 
WEEKEND 2: Fri 10th, Sat 11th & Sun 12th May 
Bat walk with NPWS guide at Dromore Woods, 9 -11pm, Fri 10th May
 Location: On booking. Adm: €8 Members Early Bird/€15 General Ticket
(Note: This charge is a donation for Burrenbeo and does not go to NPWS)
Dawn Chorus Walk with Sean Ronayne, 6am, Sat 11th May, North Burren
Join ornithologist and wildlife sound recordist Sean Ronayne on bird walk.
Location: On booking. Adm: €8 Members Early Bird/€15 General Ticket
The Hare’s Corner Pond Visit, 2-4pm, Sat 11th May, Ennistymon
Feidhlim Harty, hydrologist showcases ponds to discuss pond design & construction for biodiversity. Location: sent on booking Adm: €8 Members Early Bird/€15 General Ticket
Caher Bridge Garden Visit, 11am-1pm, Sunday 12th May, Fanore
A guided walk through the stunning Caher Bridge Garden in the company of its creator Carl Wright. Location: On booking. Adm: €8
Members Early Bird/€15 General Ticket
Hazel Woodland Walk with Sharon Parr, 3-5pm, Sunday 12th May, central Burren 
Location: On booking. Adm: €8 Members Early Bird/€15 General Ticket
WEEKEND 3: Fri 17th, Sat 18th & Sun 19th May
Dusk chorus walk with Tom and Nuala Lynch, 7pm, Fri 17th May, Dromore Woods,
Tune into the sounds and songs of our birdlife close to the time of dusk with experts from the Clare branch of Birdwatch Ireland. Location: On booking. Adm: €8 Members Early Bird/€15 General Ticket
Saturday Butterfly Walk, 11am-1pm, Sat 18th May, Fahee North
Discover one of Ireland’s premier butterfly sites and rarest of butterflies withJesmond Harding of Butterfly Conservation Ireland. Location: On booking. Adm: €8 Members Early Bird/€15 General Ticket
Plants and Grasses of the high Burren with Lynda Weekes, 3-5pm, Sat 18th May, Carron
Location: On booking. Adm: €8 Members Early Bird/€15 General Ticket
Sunday Butterfly Walk, 12 -2pm, Sun 19th May, Clooncoose valley 
A walk down the 'Burren Butterfly Road' to see a remarkable number and range of butterflies and moths with Jesmond Harding of Butterfly Conservation Ireland.
Location: On booking. Adm: €8 Members Early Bird/€15 General Ticket
Burren Slow Food Festival, 10:30am - 4pm, Sun19th May, Lisdoonvarna
Cookery demos with tastings, talks and farmers & craft market,  centred on the theme 'Wellbeing in the Burren'. Check www.slowfoodclare.com
WEEKEND 4 Sat 25th & Sun 26th May 
Coole Turlough Walk, 11am – 1pm, Sat 25th May, Coole Park
Walk with an NPWS guide through the unique habitat of a woodland lake that inspired Lady Gregory & Yeats. Location: On booking. Adm: €8 Members Early Bird/€15 General Ticket
(Note: This charge is a donation for Burrenbeo and does not go to NPWS)
Return to the Winterage walk, 3 - 5pm, Sat 25th May, north Burren 
Revisit the winterage farm of the last Cattle Drive to explore flowers of the Burren in the company of a Burren farmer and a Burren Acres team member.
 Location: On booking Adm: €8 Members/€15 non-members.
Dawn Chorus Walk with Gordon D'Arcy, 6am, Sun 26th May
Join ornithologist and wildlife artist Gordon D'Arcy on an early morning bird walk. 
Location: On booking. Adm: €8 Members Early Bird/€15 General Ticket
Bioblitz on a Burren farm, 2-5pm, Sun 26th May, North Burren farm.
Join ecologists in exploring and recording the flora of a species-rich Burren farm
Location: On booking. Adm: €8 Members Early Bird/€15 General Ticket
 This programme is coordinated by the Burrenbeo Trust, landscape charity that does not receive any core funding. Advance booking is essential for all events and priority is given to Burrenbeo Members. If you would like to support the Burrenbeo Trust, please consider becoming a member or donating at www.burrenbeo.com

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