35% Funded


Target: €4500


€1,590 Raised

not funded

33 Funders

Burren Winterage Weekend

By Burrenbeo Trust


For hundreds of years Burren farmers have marked the end of summer by herding their cattle onto winter pastures in the limestone uplands. This tradition is known as winterage and the Burren is one of the only places in the world where it still occurs. The Burren Winterage Weekend, a community-led event to be held from October 25th-27th this year, celebrates all facets of the Burren’s fascinating farming heritage and the broader significance of pastoral farming in Ireland.

The Burren Winterage Weekend consists of community-led activities including guided herdsmen pilgrimages across the Burren, a cattle fair, farm and machinery demonstrations, information and interactive talks, music, exhibitions, family fun, a food fayre of local produce, all culminating in a community cattle drive up to the winter pastures. The weekend’s events are largely free to the public. Last year’s inaugural Burren Winterage Weekend attracted over 2,500 people.

This year we would like you to be involved in this unique event.

In order to carry out the event, the Burrenbeo Trust, landscape charity for the region, needs to raise funds for insurance, marketing, venues and other associated costs. The Burrenbeo Trust is a registered charity and events are run on a not for profit basis. We need up to €10,000 to make this event happen. After local business support, community donations and time and space volunteered we are asking for just €4500 in order to carry out the minimum on this project from you, the public! This is a perfect opportunity to support a fantastic community celebration. We have set our target at this but hope to get more in order to make this a really spectacular event!

We hope that you can be part of it! Please note that all our rewards are totally negotiable if you are unable to attend the event, want to decline/change aspects of your reward and want to be a supporter anyway - we are here to make this work for you too!



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Dear Burren Winterage Weekend Funders, We would like to say a big thank you to all of you that had promised funding towards this fantastic event. You will be glad to know that this is not going to come out of your account as unfortunately we did not hit our target. However, this has been a great experience for us in getting to know crowd funding and who our demographic are so thanks for being part of that. As the target wasn't hit and none of the funding promised will go towards the project, you are still welcome to donate to the project either in lieu of the rewards mentioned (these are still active) or as a straight donation. To do so, just send cash or a cheque for the amount to Burrenbeo Trust, Main Street, Kinvara, Co.Galway written out to 'Burrenbeo Trust' or phone 091 638096 and we will take it over the phone. Thanks again for you time and support in being part of this. Hope to see you all at the Winterage Weekend event, Brigid Barry Event Coordinator

Just four weeks to go!

We have exciting things lined up for the Burren Winterage Weekend at the end of October. Don't forget to forward this link onto your friends so that they can be involved too. Also join Burrenbeo Trust on Facebook and you will get the up to date news on what is in the programme when finalized. Thanks to all for your fabulous contributions. Brigid (Event Organiser/ Burrenbeo Trust)


Thanks to you all you fabulous people for supporting the Burren Winterage Weekend. We are full steam ahead this week organising different events as part of the weekend. I have just confirmed Jim Carroll from the Irish Times to do a live Burren Banter down here for RTE with some guest speakers...amongst other things. Anyway, keep the weekend in the diary and I will keep you updated on the growing programme. Thanks again and don't forget to share with your contacts. Brigid Event Coordinator

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funders (33)

There are 28 public funders of this project

There are 5 anonymous funders of this project