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PROGRAMME DATES : 7th - 9th JUNE 2019

The Burren in Bloom festival encompasses guided walks, outdoor workshops, demonstrations, cultural events, family events, informative talks and much, much more across the Burren to celebrate the summer blooms and their pollinators. While most of the events are free, pre-booking is essential for the paid events as well as for some of the free events. Also please remember to check the website closer to time as further events and updates may be added!
Bookings can be made on Ticket Tailor here.
Map with all the Burren in Bloom event locations can be found here.
A pdf version of the entire programme is available for downloading here.
   *Events are free but pre-booking is essential due to limited numbers
**Events have fees with a discount available for Burrenbeo members but pre-booking is essential due to limited numbers.


10:00 - 12:15 School Workshop: Bee Aware Programme with Janet Laffey, New Quay National School

11:00 - 13:00 Outdoor Workshop: Pollination in the Park with Congella Maguire and Una Fitzpatrick, Ennis – Áras Chontae an Chláir and Fairgreen Park


 14.00 - 16:00 Workshop: Planting for Pollinators with Una Fitzpatrick, Keanes Garden Centre, Kilcolgan*

 14:15 - 17:00  FULLY BOOKED Walk: Flowers and Pollinators of the Burren National Park with NPWS guides, Gortlecka crossroads (booking at or 0656827693)


 14:00 - 17:00  Key Site Survey: Searching for Rare Butterflies and Bumblebees with Liam Lysaght and Tomás Murray, Ballyvaughan*

 20:00 - 21:30  Burren in Bloom 2019 Launch with Gordon D'Arcy, Una Fitzpatrick and Brendan Dunford, Tully's Kinvara




10:00 - 12:00  Be(e)tween - A Participatory Intervention with Eileen Hutton, Ballyvaughan Farmers' Market


10:00 - 14:00 Workshop: Plant and Pollinator Identification for Beginners with Maria Long and Una Fitzpatrick, Carron NUIG Field Research Station**

10:30 - 13:00  Advanced Outdoor Workshop: Bumblebee & Shrill Carder bee Monitoring with Tomás Murray and Michelle Larkin, Carron*

11.00 - 14:00 Farm Walk: Farming for Nature with Oliver Nagle, Pat Nagle and Dara Stanley, Pullagh, Carron (booking at

14:00 Outdoor Family Event: Bugs, Blooms and the Burren with Kate Lavender and Gráinne Barron (Burrenbeo Trust), Carron

14.30 - 17:30 Farm Walk: Botany, Butterflies, Bees and Bovines with Lynda Weekes, Ben Malone and John Marrinan, Cahercommaun**

14:30 - 17:30 Key Site Survey- Searching for Rare Butterflies and Bumblebees with Liam Lysaght and Tomas Murray, Ballyvaughan*

14:30 - 17:00 Communities and Biodiversity; a walk around Ballyvaughan village and environs with Dr.Sharon Parr, Ballyvaughan 


15:30 - 17:30 Afternoon Tea in the Garden at Gregan's Castle Hotel, Ballyvaughan**

19:00 - 20:00 Pollinaction - Have your say on how we can bring the Pollinator plan to life, chaired by Brendan Dunford at Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan

20:00 - 21:30 Keynote Event: Burren in Bloom Keynote Presentations with Carl Wright and Dara Stanley, Burren College of Art



09:30 - 12:30 Walk: Faith in Nature, a reflective journey with Pius Murray, Sean McDonagh and friends, Carron NUIG Field Research Station*


10:30 - 13:00 Photography walk and demo with Martin Kiely Burren Photography

Gortlecka crossroads**

11:00 - 14:00 Farm Walk: Advanced Plant and Pollinator identification with Cilian Roden, Tomás Murray and Michael Keane, Tubber*


11:00 - 13:00 Workshop: The business of Bees and Pollination with Sadie Chowen and Robin Sheen from the Burren Perfumery, and Sarah Wall from the Burrren Flower Farm at The Burren Perfumery, Carron**

14:30 - 17:00 Farm Walk: Bumblebees, Hoverflies, Tea and Cake with Michelle Larkin, Neal Jeuken and Harry Jeuken, Lough Avalla**


14:30 - 17:00 Wildflowers and Pollination mechanisms; A walk with Micheline Sheehy Skeffington and the Kinvara Tidy Towns group, Kinvara village

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