Visitor Centre

GPS: N 53.0281, W 9.2922

Our Visitor Centre was established in 1995, to create a window for our own products and other local gourmet products and crafts. It has become a popular tourist attraction in the North County Clare area and welcomes over 30,000 visitors from all over the world each year.

Call into the Burren Smokehouse Visitor Centre and get a tasting of our Burren smoked salmon. You can discover mosaics inside and outside our shop, and look at the first kiln we used when we first set up the Burren Smokehouse.

Free parking available, as well as access and facilities for the disabled.

We are passionate about our gourmet and organic foods: from the Burren, along the Wild Atlantic Way and nationwide, which you can buy in our gourmet shop.

Our range includes

  • Our own award-winning smoked Irish organic salmon, Irish smoked mackerel and Irish smoked trout
  • Locally produced dairy, goat and sheep cheese specialties
  • Delicacies like jams, chocolates, biscuits, honeys, seaweed products, seasonings, mustards, etc.
  • A selection of fine wines chosen to complement our fish products
  • Irish craft products, gifts, cookery books and beauty products
  • Hamper selections or custom made hampers on request

We offer a world-wide mail order service in our visitor centre and on our website - pick from our wide range of products and have it shipped to yourself or your friends and family as a souvenir from Ireland.

Taste our organic cold and hot smoked salmon, and watch a DVD presentation about our unique smoking process (free of charge) - available in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch and Swedish. Feel free to ask our dedicated staff about our products, what to do and what’s on locally and the great food on offer in our Visitor Centre.

Our Visitor Centre is open all year round, and these are our OPENING HOURS:

January & February: daily from 11am to 4pm
March: 10am to 4pm (Sundays 11am to 4pm)
April: 9am to 5pm
May, June, July & August: daily from 9am to 6pm
September: 10am to 6pm
October to December: 10am to 5pm

We are open for group bookings all year round.
For booking information send us a short email, and we will be glad to provide you with the information that you require.

McKennas Wild Atlantic Way 2017 Guides


During the summer months, we give away a side of salmon each month to those among our visitors who wish to take part in our draw in the visitor centre. Here are our winners of the summer of 2017:

April's winner is Mr J. Dooley, Ireland
May's winner is Mr A. Hoffmann, Germany
June's winner is Mr R. Randall, Ireland
July's winner is Mr E. Saurin, Ireland
August's winner: O. Aballea, France
September's winner: G. Mengual, France

Congratulations, and Bon Appetit!