Burren Smokehouse visitor centre Lisdoonvarna

Visit the Burren Smokehouse

Explore our mini food trail in Lisdoonvarna

Between the Burren Smokehouse visitor centre & shop, the “Taste the Atlantic – Salmon Experience”, the Burren Brewery, the Roadside Tavern, and finally the Burren Storehouse for refreshments, you can easily spend half a day with us here in Lisdoonvarna.

We are located a short 20 minute drive north-east of the Cliffs of Moher, just 10 minutes from Doolin and easily accessible by public transport.

What to expect at the Burren Smokehouse?

Burren Smokehouse visitor Centre near Cliffs of Moher

In the Burren Smokehouse Visitor Centre, you can learn how we smoke our salmon and explore the retired kiln. Find out about the history of the Curtin Family and shop to your heart’s content.

What to do here?
  • Learn how we smoke our salmon (Masterclass in Smoking Salmon)
  • Learn how we smoke our salmon (Masterclass in Smoking Salmon) with a glass of wine
  • Meet the Maker VIP tour behind the scenes of a smokehouse

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Next door, the “Taste the Atlantic – Salmon Experience” will take you on a journey through time. With the help of many interactive displays it explains the significance of salmon and its importance to the people. It tells its story from the times of the Salmon of Knowledge to today’s modern aquaculture.

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A bit further up the road, the quaint, more than 150 year old Roadside Tavern invites you to have a rest, listen to live traditional music and have a bite to eat in the summer months. It is hosting the Burren Brewery under its roof, a micro-brewery which was listed as one of the top three craft breweries in Ireland by the Lonely Planet Global Beer Guide.

What to do here?
  • Craft beer tasting with beers from the Burren Brewery
  • Burren Brewery tour
  • Whiskey tastings
  • Storytelling by Peter Curtin

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The Burren Storehouse is a new addition to the mini food trail. Its airy open space is an ideal for lunches and dinners, for live music and other events. Its authentic Italian pizza oven bakes delicious pizzas with locally produced toppings like smoked salmon and St. Tola Goats cheese.

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How to find us

The Burren Smokehouse Visitor Centre, the “Taste the Atlantic – Salmon Experience”, the Roadside Tavern and Burren Storehouse are conveniently situated on the N67 in Lisdoonvarna, just a few kilometres off the Wild Atlantic Way, close to the Cliffs of Moher and Doolin.

We have a free car park for our customers, and our visitor centre is easily accessible and suitable for the disabled.

Location:

GPS: N 53.0281, W 9.2922

or simply enter V95 HD70 into Google Maps

Coming from the south (Ennis/Ennistymon/Corofin):

You enter the town via a small bridge, then go up the hill past the Hydro Hotel on your left. You will come to a crossroads at a square. On the corner on your left will be a bus stop. Here you turn left onto the road that will bring you past the Roadside Tavern, our own red pub. (Should you come to a tiny roundabout, you will have missed the turn-off! You will have to turn back and take the next road right.)

About 300 m up the road, you will find a carpark on your left where you can leave your vehicle and walk a few metres back to the Burren Smokehouse and the Roadside Tavern.

Coming from the north (Galway, Ballyvaughan):

The N67 will bring you right into the town centre of Lisdoonvarna. You will come to crossroads at a square. On the corner on your left will see the red Spar shop. Here you turn right onto the road that will bring you past the Roadside Tavern, our own red pub. About 300 m up the road, you will find a carpark on your left where you can leave your vehicle and walk a few metres back to the Burren Smokehouse and the Roadside Tavern.

Opening hours:

Burren Smokehouse:

January: 10am to 4pm – daily
February: 10am to 4pm – daily
March: 10am to 4pm – daily
April: 10am to 4pm – daily
May: 9am to 5pm – daily
June: 9am to 5pm – daily
July: 9am to 5pm – daily
August: 9am to 5pm – daily
September: 9am to 5pm – daily
October: 10am to 5pm – daily
November: 10am to 4pm – daily
December: 10am to 5pm – daily
Closed on 25 & 26 December and 1st January

We are also open on bank holidays unless otherwise specified.

Please refer to the opening hours of each business on our Burren Experiences website: