BURREN WINTERAGE SCHOOL 2019

Thursday 24th - Saturday 26th Oct, Lisdoonvarna 

The annual three-day gathering in the Burren included talks, workshops and field trips

 

on the theme of ‘Building healthy futures for people, food and nature’.

 

To download a pdf version of the full programme in detail, visit

Burren Winterage School Programme pdf*

PROGRAMME 

 

Thursday 24th October

EIP- AGRI SYMPOSIUM 

Thursday 24th Oct

11am-4pm    

Lisdoonvarna

Spa Wells

 

Theme: ‘Lessons Learned through Shared Experiences’.

Format: Presentations and discussion(11-1.30pm), Lunch and poster exhibition (1.30-2.30pm), Presentation and workshop ‘EIPs: stepping stones to what?’ (2.30-4pm).

Please find a detailed agenda here.

ADM: Free but booking essential. Book your place here.

 

Organised in conjunction with the National Rural Network (NRN) and the Dept of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM). Please visit https://www.nationalruralnetwork.ie/eip-agri/ for more information

BWS OPENING RECEPTION AND KEYNOTE SPEAKERS 

Thursday 24th Oct

7pm-10pm    

Burren Storehouse, Lisdoonvarna

 

Theme:‘Building a healthy future for people, food and nature’.

Format: Registration and Reception (7-8pm),Presentations (8-9.30pm),Discussion (9.30-10pm)

ADM: Purchase Burren Winterage School tickets here.

Friday 25th October

HNV FARMING ACROSS EUROPE - PRESENTATIONS AND A BURREN LEARNING EXCURSION

Friday 25th Oct

9:30am-10pm    

Lisdoonvarna

Pavilion,

Carron &

Kilfenora

(Coach transfer available. Starting point - The Pavilion in Lisdoonvarna)

 

Theme:  ‘Working together for the conservation of High Nature Value farmland across Europe’

Format:  Presentation Session 1 (9.30-11am),Presentation Session 2 (11.30-1pm),Lunch (1-2pm),

A Burren Excursion (2-10pm) - 'A journey into the heart of the Learning Landscape', including:

Farmer-led walk through the hidden Burren (2.30 -5pm)

Farmhouse workshop on ‘Designing Results Based Agri Envt Schemes’ and sharing Habitat Scorecards (2.30 -5pm)

Dinner and drinks in the heritage town of Kilfenora, ‘City of the Crosses’ (at own cost)(5.30-7pm)

Screening of a series of 10 short films on ‘farming for nature’ across Ireland at The Burren Centre, Kilfenora (6:30pm- 8pm)

A visit to Kilfenora mart to hear presentations on livestock management on HNV farmland including talks on TB, Grass fed beef and Beef Producer Organisations (8 -9.30pm)

ADM: Purchase Burren Winterage School tickets here.

Organised with support from DAFM and the European Land Conservation Network. See www.elcn.eu

Saturday 26th October

FARMING FOR NATURE IN IRELAND– FIELD TRIP, PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOP

Saturday 26th Oct

10:30am-6pm    

Nagles’ Farm (location here), CARRON, and The Pavilion, Lisdoonvarna

Theme: A ground-up perspective on nature conservation in Ireland.

Format: Field trip to see Farming for Nature in action (10.30–12.30pm), Lunch (1-2pm), Short films and Panel discussion (2-3:30pm), Presentations on Supporting Farming for Nature in Ireland (4-4.45pm).Workshop on the Farming for Nature Network – Where do we go from here? (5pm-6pm)   

Organised with support from DAFM and the National Parks & Wildlife Service See farmingfornature.ie

ADM: Purchase Burren Winterage School tickets here.

NATIONAL FARMING FOR NATURE AWARDS 2019

Saturday 26th Oct

6pm-8pm    

Lisdoonvarna

Pavilion

 

Theme: The National Farming for Nature Awards 2019.  See farmingfornature.ie

Format: Reception, light food and refreshments(6-7pm),      Screening of Farming for Nature film, Ambassador Awards and announcement of Public Vote winner (7-8pm) 
Organised with support from the Bord Bia Origin Green Programme.

ADM: Free

Sunday 27th October

Everyone is welcome to join the BURREN WINTERAGE CATTLE DRIVE in Carron

Sunday 27th Oct

12:30pm-3pm

Registration from 11:30am   

Carron

 

Accompany a local farming family as they lead their cattle to winter grazing for another year, reliving an authentic local tradition. Wear suitable walking shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather. No dogs allowed.

ADM: €10/5 donation to the Burrenbeo Trust

 

 

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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