Leaping into a new Experience

Taste The Atlantic Salmon Experience at Burren Smokehouse Photo shows: 8 year old Lili Du Pasquier, from Newquay. Photo: Kenneth O Halloran

The 25th October saw the opening of our brand-new visitor experience - Taste the Atlantic - Salmon Experience. It was a proud day for everybody at the Burren Smokehouse but also for the wider area, as it adds another reason to the many already there to come to Lisdoonvarna.

Guest of Honour was Ms Sabina Higgins, wife of Ireland's President Michael D Higgins, who was the first one to get a sneak preview of the interactive visitor experience. She then cut the ribbon and declared the experience open.

The new Salmon Experience Visitor Centre is a self-guided interactive experience which is all about Irish Wild and Irish Organic Salmon Aquaculture. It was developed in conjunction with BIM (Bord Iascaigh Mhara) as a major contributor, and also supported by Fáilte Ireland, as part of the Taste the Atlantic Trail. The exhibition explores the history of salmon fishing as well as the sustainable aquaculture in picture and word. It goes on to explaining nutritional values.

The biggest fun part for kids and adults alike is the digital quizzes and jigsaw puzzles - who doesn't like to try their skills and knowledge? There is also an opportunity to disguise as a fisherman or woman and take selfies!

Photos by Eamon Ward and Kenneth O'Halloran