Burrenbeo May 2020 Snapshot
 
As the current health crisis continues to rage across our country and our world, our thoughts are with all those who have been tragically affected by this pandemic. We are also deeply grateful to everybody who is working in the frontline sectors to make sure that our most important needs are being met. With our world now in a state of flux and unforeseen restrictions placed on our daily lives, it is reassuring to notice what continues to inspire and connect us all; our love for the nature and heritage around us. We thank you for sharing this common bond with us. And even though the digital medium is all we have for now, we hope to use it to keep discovering with you, the wonderful aspects of our local environment. 
 
 
 
Wild Wednesday Webinars in May
8pm, Wednesdays 
 
Burrenbeo Trust in conjunction with Farming for Nature have been co-hosting a series of webinars on the themes of farming, nature and heritage every Wednesday between 8 and 9pm. See the above poster for our upcoming May webinars. The webinars are free but you do need to register. You can find registration links for the webinars in the events section of our website www.burrenbeo.com.
If you would like to catch up with or revisit  our past webinars, you can find them on our YouTube channel
 
 
Winners of the 'It must be Spring' photo competition
 
We were delighted with the response to our 'It must be Spring' photo competition that was announced last month. Thank you to everyone who shared with us the beautiful signs of Spring they captured in their environment. The 1st prize for the over-18 age category was won by Deirdre Holmes for her 'Goldfinch on blackthorn blossoms' (see the image on our newsletter banner above). Ann Rooney won the 2nd prize for her image of the 'Erythronium bud' above. Check our FB post here to see winner names and some of the winning images. 
 
 
 
Want to test your knowledge on the rich history of the cashels, dolmens and caves of the Burren? Take this short 20-question quiz and have fun discovering some  fascinating information on the Burren's famous archaeological monuments. We have no prizes but you can earn bragging rights! Answers have been provided along with a suggestion for an archaeological project you can do from home if you feel inspired!
Learn a #FlowerADay
 
We have been posting images and information on a #FlowerADay on our Facebook and Twitter everyday throughout the month of April to celebrate the Burren coming into bloom. We plan to continue doing this for the month of May. Follow us on our social media channels or simply search for the hashtag #FlowerADay to look through all our posts so far.   
 
 
 
Fancy browsing through a free digital copy of our Burren Insight magazine issue from ten years ago? This is a lovely collection of timeless articles on the Burren. Articles include, 'Artefacts and bones from Glencurren Cave' by Marion Down, 'A year of spotting butterflies' by Jesmond Harding, 'Wildlife around Carron- now and then' by Gordon D'Arcy,  and ' A day in the forge' by P.J. Curtin. A set of limited edition Burren Insight magazines that were published between 2009 and 2013 are available to buy from our online shop as are other interesting gift items and resources. We should be able to deliver on the orders as soon as we are back in the office!
 
 
Photo Credits:
Goldfinch on blackthorn blossoms  - Deirdre Holmes
Erythronium bud - Ann Rooney
 
 
 
For information on ongoing community initiatives such as local volunteers, grocery provisions, home deliveries and take aways please scroll down on the 
Community News and Events page
 
 
 
Burrenbeo Business Members' News in brief:
  
Airmid Natural Handmade Skincare have 10% OFF all online orders, use code: SHOPLOCAL
  
The Burren Perfumery mail order service is still open for business and sending out hand creams and soaps to customers in Ireland and across the world.
 
Healing Harvest is closed to the public but is offering a pre-order and collect or delivery service.
 
For full information on our Business Members' News and Events, please click here. Support the businesses that support Burrenbeo Trust!
 
Burrenbeo Trust is a landscape charity that does not receive any core funding. We work hard to sustain our 25 plus programmes each year, connecting people with place and their role in caring for them. There are many ways you can support us.
 
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