The Burren Centre gives the visitor an introduction to the visual delights and ancient mysteries which wait to be discovered in this unspoiled corner of Ireland. The Centre is not just the gateway to the Burren- it is fast becoming a unique experience in culture, music, food and shopping as well as an information point for further exploration.
For the coming year, we offer our longstanding popular attractions of film and exhibition ‘A Walk-Through Time’, Kilfenora Ceili Band Parlour, Tearooms and Craft Shop.
Film: The 12-minute film tracing the history and unique environment of the Burren is available in German, French, Dutch and English. (Capacity 65)
Exhibition ‘ A walk through time’: Experience the Burren in geology, folklore, farming, and people. Find out when bears and deer rambled the Burren, why people went to Holy Wells, how herds of cattle are the best protection for the Burren’s unique flowers and many other fascinating facts about this ‘place of stone’.
The Kilfenora Ceili Band Parlour: Invites the visitor into the homeplace of the band which grew from local musical families over a hundred years ago and now brings Irish traditional music to every part of the world. Listen to the music, watch the immersive video, and maybe try a few dance steps on the specially sprung dance floor.
Tearooms: Our traditional tea rooms provide an extensive menu with a delicious choice of tasty lunches and snacks.
Vegetarian options available. We can customise our menu to suit your requirements. Capacity up to 60 people.
Craft Shop: As well as the best of Irish crafts, our shop now offers a range of unique local and natural artisan products; handmade candles, natural cosmetics and toiletries, delicious chocolates, and honey. All are made with loving care in our local area. A specially curated selection of CDs by Irish and local musicians also proves extremely popular with visitors.
Engage with local people: our staff are native to the area and delight in sharing their knowledge with the visitor. As a major tourist information point for the Burren, we can enhance the visitor experience by arranging ancillary tours and experiences of the village and surrounding areas if required.