The Burrenbeo Winterage Weekend will be held between 27th-30th October, 2016. Events will take place in various locations across the Burren and will celebrate not only the unique farming traditions of the Burren, but also highlight, celebrate and support the broader significance of high nature value farming in shaping much of the Irish landscape.
This vibrant and culturally rich community festival is coordinated by the Burrenbeo Trust and supported by local businesses, donations of time and venues and the general public. Over the weekend there will be numerous events, a few of which have to be booked in advance with us, including the Burren Winterage School and the Herdsmans’ Walks.
Burren Winterage School: A two day gathering focused this year on the theme of ‘Working with nature – a farmer-centred approach’. The School will begin on the evening of Thursday October 27th in the Community Hall of the picturesque village of Kilfenora on the edge of the Burren and conclude with site visits to Burren farms on Saturday October 29th. Friday 28th will be a day-long series of presentations and workshops in the village, including a dedicated workshop on the formation of an Irish High Nature Value Network.
If you can only attend on the Saturday and a site visits to Burren Farms are of interest, you can book the Farm Demonstrations separately. These will be a guided breakdown with farmer and scientist of the results based farming programme that exists here.
Or perhaps a guided Herdsman Walk on the Saturday may appeal. A 2.5hour walk across the landscape with the local landowner telling the story of this local landscape. These walks are also fundraisers for the local charity, Burrenbeo Trust.
All of these events can be booked here. But for more information on the overall Burren Winterage Weekend see www.burrenwinterage.com
Burrenbeo Trust have absorbed the Eventbrite fees on tickets so that participants don't have to.