Burren Smokehouse Visitor Centre

Burren Smokehouse
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Burren Smokehouse Visitor Centre – Discover the ancient craft of salmon smoking

Call into the Burren Smokehouse visitor centre located in Lisdoonvarna just off the Wild Atlantic Way and a short drive from Doolin and the Cliffs of Moher.

The Masterclass in Smoking Salmon will let you discover the secret of how smoked salmon is handcrafted in a presentation by a member of staff in the visitor centre. You will also see the smoking process in a 6 minute video (available in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish), and get to taste the smoked salmon. Look into the smoke box, the kiln and feel the materials they use for smoking.

Browse crafts and delicacies produced in Ireland and County Clare, and of course their famous Burren Smoked Irish Organic Salmon. You can choose gifts to take with you or have them sent home with their delivery service.

On storyboards, you can follow the Curtin Family through history and learn about the milestones they reached in the more than 30 years of their existence.

Enjoy mosaics that are telling the story of the “Salmon of Knowledge” inside and outside the Smokehouse. Marvel at the nostalgic atmosphere in the visitor centre and smell the oak smoke as soon as you come through the door.

You will also follow in the footsteps of royalty! In May 2019, the Curtins 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 their Burren Smoked Irish Organic Salmon.

Before this royal highlight, there were others. Queen Elizabeth II and almost 180 guests enjoyed their Smoked Wild Irish Salmon as a starter during the historic State Dinner in Dublin Castle in May of 2011, and then-Prince Charles received a side of their 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 the visitor centre with the “Taste the Atlantic – Salmon Experience” next door, book a Salmon Smoking Masterclass or even an exclusive “VIP Meet the Maker” tour with the owners of the Burren Smokehouse and the Roadside Tavern.

More information and booking on their website

At a glance:

Open daily

Experiences, Irish Organic Smoked Salmon, Irish crafts and Irish foods

Wheelchair accessible


Building adjacent to the existing Burren Smokehouse visitor centre

Eircode: V95 HD70

Free parking

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