The Burren Connect Project was established in December 2007 with funding from the Fáilte Ireland Development Scheme Fund, in partnership with Clare County Council, Shannon Development, National Parks and Wildlife Service, National Monuments Service, Geological Survey of Ireland and Burrenbeo.
The project team report to a Steering Committee, comprising representatives from the funding bodies. An Advisory Committee, comprising a range of people from various communities and sectors in the Burren, works on a voluntary basis to advise the project team and are represented on the Steering Committee.
The first phase of this project was completed on June 30th, and the team was successful in carrying out its programme of works (see home page). The team is now focusing its efforts on the further development of a visitor management and environmental protection strategy that continues the interweaving of education and awareness programmes, research, development of trails, traffic management, conservation and amenity projects, and ongoing monitoring and management of developed programmes.
The ongoing participation of members of the public in the project remains vitally important to its overall success. As such, the project will continue to hold consultation meetings on issues that directly impact on communities in the Burren.
Public meetings will be advertised in local newspapers, parish newsletters and on local radio. Please use the discussion page on this website to make your contribution.