Burrenbeo March 2020 Snapshot
The following is a brief overview of upcoming Burrenbeo news and events. You can donate online to the Trust here; all donations are truly appreciated. If you would like to attend some of these events or support us in our work, you may consider becoming a Burrenbeo Trust member - options include individual, couple, family, school or business membership - see details here.

NOTE: Due to increasing numbers our monthly members' walks continue to be open to members only. We have made this decision out of respect for our walk leaders and the members that attend our walks. 
Learning Landscape Symposium 20th - 22nd March 2020, Kinvara
Inspiring Global Change through Local Action
Places are booking up fast for Burrenbeo's 9th annual conference on place-based learning. The programme is packed with more than 20 talks and interactive workshops on diverse themes such as storytelling, team building, play, deep ecology, sustainable food production, climate change, spiritual connection and communities. There will be something for everyone involved or interested in environmental and community engagement. Workshop leaders include Elaine Nevin, director of Eco-Unesco Ireland, Katalin Czippán, deputy chair of Commission on Education and Communication (CEC) of the IUCN and author, broadcaster and founder of GIY Waterford, Michael Kelly.
Programme info and tickets
Burrenbeo Members' Walk 
Fiddaun Castle Walk with Dick Cronin

1pm, Sunday, 1st March,
Join us for Burrenbeo’s monthly members’ walk with archaeologist Dick Cronin to explore the history of the magnificent Fiddaun Castle in Tubber. Walk is for members only - exact location is emailed to members.
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March Tea Talk
with Barry O' Donoghue
8:30pm, Wednesday, 11th March,
Tubber Hall
The Irish Curlew, one of the country’s most loved and recognisable birds takes centre stage in our next Tea Talk in Tubber Hall with Barry O’Donoghue.Open to all, free for Burrenbeo members with a suggested donation of €5 for non-members.
 More info on March Tea Talk
Burrenbeo Conservation Volunteers
As they do every year, the BCVs plan to celebrate Mother's day on Sunday 22nd March by helping Spring clean mother nature with a beach clean at Fanore beach starting at 10am. This is a fantastic family event and the BCVs have managed to clear over 7 tonnes of rubbish from the Burren shores in the last few years. Come and lend us a hand if you can, the more the merrier and bigger the results in clearing rubbish! Get further details on the event by emailing  volunteer@burrenbeo.com
Áitbheo Primary & Secondary
We are more than half way through the Áitbheo Primary programme with students from Gort, Tubber, Kiltiernan and Craughwell national schools. Over 100 primary students who are participating in this course are taking in valuable skills in investigating natural and cultural heriatge of their local place and will soon decide on actions they would like to take in caring for their place. Over 30 Transition Year students from Seamount College, Kinvara and Gort Community College have finished their 3-day place-based learning workshops and are working on their plans that will benefit the natural and cutural heritage of their place.
Burrenbeo Research and Advocacy
We are delighted to have Áine Bird back in the office after her maternity leave. She plans to move on to the next phase of her research which will focus on interviewing past participants on a variety of Burrenbeo Trust programmes. These interviews, along with the previously completed feedback analysis, will inform the roll out of place-based learning activities in new locations over the coming months. A call out for interview participants, as well as communities interested in engaging in place-based learning activities, will be issued shortly. If you'd like to know more about the research contact aine@burrenbeo.com
Photo Credit:
Slieve Carran - Brendan Dunford
Save the Date!
March 20th to 22nd 2020: Learning Landscape Symposium
June 5th to 7th 2020: Burren in Bloom
October 23rd to 25th 2020: Burren Winterage Weekend

For information on other events in the Burren please visit our
Community News and Events page
Burrenbeo Business Members' News in brief:
Aillwee Cave & Birds of Prey Centre are giving complimentary entry this St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th 2020 to anyone who goes by the first name of Patrick or Patricia.
The Burren Perfumery Tearooms will re-open the 14th March. 
For full information on our Business Members' News and Events, please click here. Support the businesses that support Burrenbeo Trust!
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