Sunday 27th October

**Please note that clocks go back overnight**


Sunday 27th Oct





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Local producers display produce from the Burren region. Foraging walks, upcycling workshops, food and craft stalls, vegetarian street food, cooking demos, outdoor food trucks, and live music. Information at

ADM: Free


Sunday 27th Oct


Carron church


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Classical music as you’ve never seen it! Local teen orchestra Sonic Strings team up with their Swedish friends DalaViolinisterna for some exciting tunes to kick off the Burren Winterage Cattle Drive.

ADM: Free – donations to the Burrenbeo Trust welcome!


Sunday 27th Oct


Carron school


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Cattle drive route map


Accompany Burren farmer, Aoife Forde and her family as they lead their cattle to winter grazing for another year, reliving the ancient and unique Burren tradition of winterage.

11:30am - Registration begins. There will be tea, coffee and scones on offer before the walk (please bring your own mug!), and hazel sticks to help people on their way.

12:30 - Walk will begin. The full route to the winterage and back will be 10 km long but there is also an option to do a shorter 5km loop. The trail will bring us along a beautiful ‘green road’ with stunning views of the Burren hills and of Carron turlough to the summit of the hill where the cattle will overwinter. 

ADM:  Donation of €10/€5 to the Burrenbeo Trust.



  • Wear suitable walking shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather.

  • The 5km loop is buggy and wheel-chair friendly, however the 10km route is not.

  • Please do not chase, touch or act inappropriately around the animals.

  • Although mostly on local country roads this year, we do go for a part on other people’s land and are grateful to the landowners, please respect this by sticking to the path, not leaving any rubbish or removing any materials.

  • You take part at your own risk. Turn back at the point that you feel is your limit.

  • As it is a long walk that may take you up to 3 hours you are advised to bring water and a snack. There are no facilities to buy food on route. 

  • Children should be supervised at all times.

  • The Burren has very little shelter, please bring warm and waterproof clothing and walking shoes/boots.

  • Burrenbeo Trust maintain the right to refuse participation due to unsuitable clothing, footwear or lack of experience.

  • The Burrenbeo Winterage Weekend is a community event which welcomes our members, local residents and visitors, unfortunately we are not equipped to accommodate large groups or those who are trying to make a commercial gain from the even

  • NOTICE OF FILMING: Filming, recording or photography will take place at this event. 




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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