Our home town of Lisdoonvarna is a quaint town with many beautiful pubs and some high-end restaurants. It is known of course for being an old spa town which was founded around health-beneficial mineral sources.
It is also known for the Matchmaking festival which takes place every year in September. It evolved from the farmers when they traveled to Lisdoonvarna to “take the waters” after harvest time to compensate for the heavy diet over the year. Another reason for coming to Lisdoonvarna was the prospect of meeting members of the opposite sex.
Lisdoonvarna is only a few minutes’ drive off the Wild Atlantic Way, the world’s longest driving route along the Atlantic coast. It is well worth the detour for the Spa Wells Garden, the Community Park with its Twin Wells, the pub scene and live music. It also features a wonderful playground.
And of course you can follow our mini food trail – taste the Burren Smoked Irish Organic Salmon at the Burren Smokehouse, follow the King of Fish through history in the “Taste the Atlantic – Salmon Experience”, enjoy great pints of craft beers from the Burren Brewery, have a pizza in the Burren Storehouse and listen to traditional music in the quaint Roadside Tavern (estd. 1865). Not just for foodies!
Find out more on our dedicated mini food trail website.
Lisdoonvarna is located on the newly launched Burren Discovery Trail which loops from Ardrahan or Kinvara through Gort, Corofin, Kilfenora, Ennistymon, Lisdoonvarna and back to the Wild Atlantic Way in Ballyvaughan.