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The Burren Region

Award date: 10.07.13
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The Burren Region

The Burren (from the Gaelic word Boireann or ‘rocky place’) is located along Ireland’s Atlantic coastline, between the counties of Clare and Galway. Extending over 720km2, it is widely considered to be Ireland’s flagship heritage landscape. The Burren is widely renowned for its striking glacio-karstic limestone landforms, an archaeological legacy that spans six millennia, and a very rich and diverse array of habitats and species. In recognition of these attributes, much of the region has been designated as part of the Natura 2000 network, while the region has also been awarded Geopark Status and is listed on Ireland’s Tentative list of World Heritage Sites. But the Burren is a living landscape, and the hundreds of farm families who own and farm the Burren are the basis of its future conservation.


This role is being supported in a very innovative and pioneering way through the Burren Farming for Conservation Programme which supports the sustainable management of this exceptional landscape.

For information:

Burren National Park Information Point
Ground Floor, Clare Heritage Centre
Church Street
Co. Clare, Ireland


Application file
Resolutions Available here
Experts reports following T-PVS/DE(2012)16
Other reports  
2013 annual report N/A
2014 annual report 26/09/2014
2015 annual report 07/10/2015
2016 annual report 17/11/2016
2017 annual report 15/01/2018
2018 annual report 07/12/2018
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