Ours To Protect [Week 9]

Welcome to another episode of Ours To Protect, as we take a closer look at biodiversity and sustainability in Co Clare.

The Burrenbeo Trust is a charity established in 2008 to create greater appreciation for the Burren landscape.

However, through need and demand it has evolved to widen that remit to landscapes beyond the Burren.


One of the trust’s most successful projects has been the Hare’s Corner an initiative that helps landowners make more space for nature through creation of a mini woodland, mini orchard, pond or a ‘plan for nature’

Pat Flynn spoke with Lee Worrell, the Hare’s Corner officer with the Burren Beo Trust.


* It’s really easy to make space for nature through creation of a mini woodland, a mini orchard or a pond on your land

* If you have an area of your farm that’s wild and you don’t use, this can be developed as your Hare’s Corner.

* If you don’t have a natural wetland or pond on your land, it’s not too difficult to create one. It would do so much good and you’d be surprised what insects, birds and animals it could attract.

* The Burren Beo Trust provides advice and support to anyone in Clare and also Mayo if they wish to develop and Hare’s Corner. Funding support is also available to help you develop your wildlife pond or plan for nature.