Heritage Keepers Programme

Bere Island Projects Group have been accepted onto the Heritage Keepers initiative which is a free programme for communities that will enable them to work together to explore the built, natural, and cultural heritage of their local place and then plan action or actions to enhance their place. 

Heritage Keepers is run by Burrenbeo Trust in partnership with The Heritage Council.

The programme involves five online workshops, starting on Monday 14th February from 7.00pm to 8.40pm.  Topics which will be covered over the 5 weeks include:

Introduction and My Place – this module will introduce participants to the Heritage Keepers approach. We will begin to consider the layers of your place, what you like or dislike about your place and the local assets which exist.
Culture and the past – using a variety of online resources we investigate what life was like in our place in the past. We learn about the legacy left by our ancestors; the stories and folklore, monuments and buildings.
Biodiversity and land use – the natural heritage which surrounds us all is the topic of module three. We look to identify the changes in land use and our local environments and think about what we can do to protect biodiversity locally.
The Future – having considered our places as they currently are, we look to the future and how we would like it to be. Initial ideas for action plans are discussed and a framework for moving them forward will be shared.
Planning for action – We look to finalise local action plans as well as discussing how to engage the wider community and sharing some inspiration from actions already taken.

The programme is open to all island residents, places are limited.  For further information and to book a place contact Helen Riddell at bereconservation@gmail.com or on 027 75099 by Friday 4th February.