Welcome to the Burren Winterage Weekend, a celebration of the Burren's farming tradition of Winterage, now officially recognised as part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Ireland

2020 23rd - 25th October 

What is the Winterage Weekend?
The Winterage Weekend takes place on the October Bank Holiday weekend each year, offering a chance for us all to come together and celebrate the unique farming traditions of the Burren and other ‘high nature value’ farming landscapes across Ireland and Europe. This festival also becomes a platform for sharing ideas on how these special places and their custodians might best be supported at a time of great challenge. 
Focusing on the theme of 'Building healthy futures for people, food and nature', the Burren Winterage Weekend programme for 2019 promises a rich variety of events such as talks, field trips, farm demonstrations, farm walks, a farm innovation fair, book readings, a children's art workshop and the community cattle drove to celebrate our farming heritage in the Burren. Burren Winterage Weekend is coordinated by the Burrenbeo Trust and supported by Burren community volunteers and local businesses.
You can book your tickets for Burren Winterage Weekend for 2019 here.
What is the Burren Winterage School? 
Burren Winterage School on Sustainable Farming brings together farmers, researchers, farm advisors and government representatives to share perspectives and ideas on sustainable pastoral land management. This year, It will include talks, workshops and field trips on the theme of 'Building healthy futures for people, food and nature'.
You can book your tickets for Burren Winterage School for 2019 here.



The Burren Winterage Festival is coordinated by the landscape charity Burrenbeo Trust with support from the Burren Programme, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, The Heritage Council and FBD Insurance. Burrenbeo Trust is a non-profit organisation that relies on support from the local community and various organisations to carry out its work.  The Trust is hugely grateful for all its supporters.

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