Burren Smokehouse Visitor Centre – Discover our Craft!
Call into the Burren Smokehouse Tasting Room (visitor centre with retail space) located in Lisdoonvarna just off the Wild Atlantic Way and a short drive from Doolin and the Cliffs of Moher.
On our storyboards, you can follow the Curtin Family through history and learn about the milestones we reached in the more than 30 years of our existence.
Our Tasting Room is really about discovering the mystery of salmon smoking and the secret of how smoked salmon is handcrafted (a 7 minute video in English, French, German, Italian, Swedish and Spanish).
Enjoy mosaics that are telling the story of the “Salmon of Knowledge” inside and outside the Smokehouse. Marvel at the nostalgic atmosphere in the Tasting Room and smell the oak smoke as soon as you come through the door. Feel the rumble of the production facilities under your feet as you explore the retired kiln and smokebox that is on display.
You will also follow in the footsteps of royalty! In May 2019, we had the honour of a Swedish Royal visit. King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden came to the Burren Smokehouse to learn about artisan food production in the Burren, and to taste our Burren Smoked Irish Organic Salmon.
Before this royal highlight, there were others. Queen Elizabeth II and almost 180 guests enjoyed our Smoked Wild Irish Salmon as a starter during the historic State Dinner in Dublin Castle in May of 2011, and Prince Charles received a side of our Burren Smoked Wild Irish Salmon when he visited the Burren for the first time ever in spring of 2015.
You can combine your visit of our Tasting Room with the “Taste the Atlantic – Salmon Experience” next door, or book a Masterclass or even a “VIP Meet the Maker” tour with the owners of the Burren Smokehouse and the Roadside Tavern. More infos on our website.