SUNDAY 9th JUNE 2019

     

Faith in Nature - A Reflective Journey

10:00- 12:30

Carron

Layby after NUIG Field Research Station and before the turn off for Burren Perfumery 

(locally called as chip dump)

 

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Walk with Pius Murray, Seán McDonagh and friends.

A participatory reconnection with nature.

Free of charge - open admission

Photography Workshop in the Burren

10:30 - 13:00

Gortlecka crossroads

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Walk and Demo with photographer Martin Kiely.

Up close and personal: the wild world of pollinators

Slow down - watch - and capture an image of a dragonfly, bee or butterfly as they cruise the pollinator super-highway along the wildflower meadows of the Burren. Martin will give an introduction to capturing images of Burren flowers and pollinators. Bring a camera, knee pads/a small mat/small cushion to sit on.

€15 for non-members/ €10 for members of the Burrenbeo Trust

Booking essential as numbers are limited. Book tickets here.

Advanced Plant and Pollinator Identification

11:00 - 14:00

Tubber

(meeting point at Tubber Hall to car pool to Michael Keane's farm)

 

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Farm Walk with Cilian Roden, ecologist, Tomás Murray, National Biodiversity Data Centre, and Michael Keane, farmer/botanist.

Free of charge- but booking essential as numbers are limited. Book tickets here.

 

The Business of Bees and Pollination  

11:00 - 13:00

The Burren Perfumery

 

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Workshop with Sadie Chowen and Robin Sheen from the Burren Perfumery and Sarah Wall from the Burren Flower Farm

With the threat of extinction to our bee species in Ireland, we will explore how a business can provide a friendly habitat for pollinators and how we can make a difference in helping our bees survive. We will also visit our garden, bee hives and experience a taste of our different honeys.

 €15 for non-members/€10 for Burrenbeo Trust members.

Booking essential as numbers are limited. Book tickets here.

Bumblebees, Hoverflies, Tea and Cake

14:30 - 17:00

Lough Avalla (meeting point - car park signposted at Gortlecka crossroads)

 

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Farm Walk with Michelle Larkin, botanist and Neal and Harry Jeuken, farmers, ecologists and beekeepers. 

A walk through a working farm - working to conserve habitats for pollinators and people.

€10 for non-members/€5 for Burrenbeo Trust members. 

Booking essential as numbers are limited. Book tickets here. 

Wildflowers and Pollination Mechanisms

14:30 - 17:00

 Kinvara

(Meeting point -Kinvara Community Centre)

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A walk around Kinvara village and surrounds to look for wild flowers in different habitats with Micheline Sheehy-Skeffington, botanist and the Kinvara Tidy Towns group

Free of charge - open admission

Burren in Bloom is coordinated by the landscape charity Burrenbeo Trust and this year we are collaborating with the National Biodiversity Data Centre and their All Ireland Pollinator Plan. Burrenbeo Trust is a non-profit organisation that relies on support from the local community and various organisations to carry out it's work.  The Trust is hugely grateful for all its supporters.