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The Voice on the Ground: A Survey of the needs of Burren Farm Families (2009)

Published by Burren Beo Trust with support of the Heritage Council. Given that farmers own and manage the majority of land in the Burren, Burrenbeo Trust are very clear that farmers have a critical role to play in the conservation of the Burren. In practice however, many of the decisions in relation to the Burren have been taken at a distance from the area and its farmers. Burrenbeo Trust believed that it was time to actively seek out the voices of the farming community.

They enlisted the support of the Burren IFA to work with them and develop the research objectives collectively. Once the funding was in place Burrenbeo recruited the services of a researcher to develop, pilot and analyse the findings of the survey. The researcher (Dr. Kathy Walsh) was officially appointed in January 2009.

Download The Voice on the Ground: A Survey of the Needs of Burren Farm Families [PDF 1MB].

Download The Voice on the Ground: Foreward [PDF 1MB].

Download The Voice on the Ground: Executive Summary [PDF 43KB].