Picnics in the Burren

burren smokehouse picnics

Eating outdoors is all the rage this summer, and picnics are the new favourite way of having lunch or dinner “al fresco”.

We recently rediscovered the old-world charm of enjoying some lovely food and drink outside while being in a beautiful and natural setting.

The Burren in North Clare is such a beautiful space, with lots of spots to enjoy a delicious lunch or afternoon tea on a picnic blanket. In addition to that, the limestone area also borders on the Atlantic and features some scenic drives and stunning views over to Connemara and the Aran Islands.

We want you to enjoy the Burren in all its breath-taking facettes. We have created a handful of different picnic options for you and your family or friends so that you can experience the Burren also on a culinary level – in a beautiful setting.

Picnics with the Burren Smokehouse

We have non-alcoholic options, and then the more decadent ones with either prosecco frizzante, red wine or a small bottle of champagne. All of them come with our Burren Cold Smoked Irish Organic Salmon with Honey & Dill, Gortnamona goats cheese, slices of homemade bread, butter and utensils.

You want it to be a special picnic to celebrate a birthday, or maybe pop THE question?
No problem, we have got you covered. Enter: Burren Luxury Picnic for Two with Champagne!

This luxury picnic contains a delicious, easy meal for two people:

  • a 180g pack of Burren Cold Smoked Irish Organic Salmon
  • a 180g pack of Burren Hot Smoked Irish Organic Salmon, plain
  • 6 slices of brown bread with butter pads
  • a 120g tub of fresh St. Tola Goats Cheese “Divine”
  • an 80g Cooleeney Gortnamona Goats Cheese
  • a big 750ml bottle of Moët & Chandon Champagne
  • a pair of Champagne flutes from Galway Crystal
  • as well as compostable cutlery and napkins

The picnic options are on our website, if you want to have it shipped to an address.

You can also collect them at the Burren Smokehouse visitor centre. You can book your collection slot here to make sure that we have it ready for you.

Oh, one more thing – we will provide little (compostable) bags for your rubbish so that you can take it back with you. Please do not leave anything behind. Others want to enjoy the same spot without unsightly pieces of plastic and wrappers. We love you for being considerate!