Burren Chernobyl Project (BCP) was established in 1993 to help with the child and adult victims of the fallout from the Chernobyl reactor explosion. Many projects have been carried out to assist the children and their families who are enduring the effects of exposure to radiation and the other social and economic problems facing them in Belarus.

There is more information in the "Projects" section on some of the programmes that the BCP volunteers have being working on since 1994.

You can contact us by: Email: office@burrenchernobyl.ie or Phone: +353 65 7071130

Burren Chernobyl Project, Monastery House, Ennistymon, Co. Clare


It is a great pleasure to welcome everyone here today to mark the official opening of this wonderful facility here on the territory of Yazovki Internat, in Belarus. For many years now volunteers from Ireland have been coming to Belarus to work with the children and adults in the orphanage, bringing aid, bringing concern and bringing the hope and promise of a better future. Edel Smith has done wonderful work in Cherven Children’s orphanage and it was her dream always that when they had to move on to an adult internat that it would be to a nice place, and not an institution , to a place of their own and to a place where they were not just numbers but people with a place they could love. Edel set out to create a home for the children she had come to love. Today marks the end of her dream and great thanks and credit is due to all who have been involved. The hope now is that this building will be the standard into the future for special needs care in Belarus. Edel cannot be with us today but for herself she just wants some photos. ‘ ‘I just want to see the faces of my friends when they arrive into their new home,’ she says



30th Anniversary of the CHERNOBYL Accident - 26th April 2016



 Taking Place in Ennistymon on

Sunday 24th April 2016

Registration in Monastery House, Ennistymon at 12pm

 Entry Fee:    Adults €10.00/Children FREE

(Sponsorship Cards available on request)


Log onto Dobra Tut at http://www.dobratut.by/en and find out all about our  organisation in Belarus.

The local charity fund DOBRA TUT was registered in Minsk on the 17th of January 2008 to complement the work of the Burren Chernobyl Project and to facilitate its work and development in Belarus and also to involve new donations and volunteers. 




For all prospective volunteers, new and old, wishing to travel to Belarus in 2016 please click here for details on the volunteer procedure being adopted by Burren Chernobyl Project 

Míle buíochas - BCP Committee

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