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Burren Smokehouse Visitor Centre

Burren Smokehouse Visitors Centre Kincora Road | Co. Clare, Lisdoonvarna, Ireland
+353 65 707 4432
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With French friends

This was not the only smoke house we tried but was the best. Not only friendly and well set out... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Glyn O
via mobile
Delicious smoked salmon

Stopped by on a whim as we passed through; video was interesting and samples delicious! Bought... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
DKG80
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The Burren Smokehouse Visitors Centre, Lisdoonvarna, was established in 1995, to create a window for the smokehouse’s own products and other local gourmet products and crafts. We offer a video for our visitors that shows how our salmon is being smoked, starting from filleting to dispatch. The audiovisual is available in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian and English with Dutch subtitles. You can taste our salmon and also look into our very first kiln – now retired – with its smokebox that had a facility for 25 sides of salmon to be smoked.Apart from a painting done by the late Cyril O'Ceirin depicting how salmon was smoked in Ireland thousands of years ago, you will discover our unique mosaics telling the story of the ‘Salmon of Knowledge’.Our Visitor Centre has become a popular attraction in the North County Clare area and welcomes visitors from all over the world. It is open all year round, please check our website – click on ‘Visit us in Ireland’ – to see the opening hours.The centre can also cater for groups of up to 50 people – booking in advance is necessary. In our crafts and delicatessen shop you can conveniently cover all the presents that you will need to bring home with you.The Burren Smokehouse is a family-run business that was set up in 1989 by Birgitta & Peter Curtin. We carefully source our Irish quality raw materials for the Burren Smoked Salmon, Trout, Mackerel, and Cheese. We control our own quality standards with backup of regular testing from independent laboratories and regular checks from organisations who certify us. The Smokehouse currently employs a staff of fifteen, and ships within Ireland and to countries all over the world through our visitor centre and through our website.We are associated with Slow Food Ireland and help organise the annual Burren Slow Food Festival which takes place every May in Lisdoonvarna. We are also member of Good Food Ireland and the Burren Ecotourism Network. We are passionate about our local and Irish foods that you can buy in our gourmet shop. Our range includes: * Our own smoked organic salmon, smoked mackerel, trout; we only use fish caught or grown in Ireland * Irish craft products, gifts, beauty products and clothes * Delicacies like jams, chocolates, biscuits, fruit wine from County Clare, mead, seaweed products, seasonings, honeys * Locally produced dairy, goat and sheep cheese specialtiesFree parking available, as well as access and facilities for the disabled.We offer a world wide mail order service in our visitor centre - pick from our wide range of products and have it shipped to yourself or your friends and family as a souvenir from Ireland.Feel free to ask us any questions you may have, we will be happy to answer them for you.
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Burren Smokehouse Visitors Centre Kincora Road | Co. Clare, Lisdoonvarna, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was not the only smoke house we tried but was the best. Not only friendly and well set out, but also great value for money.we will be ordering for Christmas !

Thank Glyn O
Reviewed 6 days ago

Stopped by on a whim as we passed through; video was interesting and samples delicious! Bought some for lunch tomorrow and sent some to the in-laws as a thank you for keeping the dog!

Thank DKG80
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I got the opportunity to taste many of the products they had to offer. The products they have to offer taste exceptional. Truly is something different. Worth every penny. They also sell lots of Irish products from all over. They also have their first ever...More

Thank May W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came on Monday for a visit as passing by. Enjoyed the short video and the free samples. Staff helpful and friendly. We enjoyed our salmon we purchased today with crackers for lunch!!

Thank Charlotte M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on Sunday of August bank holiday weekend. Had visited Bunratty Castle, Ailwee Caves, Birds of Prey centre and camped at Nagles, Doolin. All fantastic experiences and our 2 boys were free at Bunratty & Ailwee...both under 6. Visited the smokehouse on the return...More

Thank PatDonnellan1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a little chaotic start on arrival , the video, Q&A session and tasting session on different kinds of smoked salmon was most interesting, well delivered and good value for money.After the premises expansion is complete, I'm sure this Swedish-Irish venture will become a five...More

Thank jjk24
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If passing by the Smokehouse when in Lisdoonvarna, it's worth calling in but I wouldn't go out of my way. Some nice cheeses and smoked fish. Personally I would recommend The Cheese Press in Ennistymon if you're looking for cheese.

Thank Teresa H
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Watch their 5 minute movie on how they smoke, taste a few samples and be on your way. We shipped our selections home at a very reasonable price. Will be a nice reminder of our trip!

Thank cbarney2003
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Very good and interesting small display and video about the salmon curing process, along with the opportunity to buy the salmon at a very reasonable price, packaged for travel (including air travel). They also will ship worldwide. They also have free tastings-as if we haven't...More

Thank Ellen C
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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Popped in here while in Lisdoonvarna. Much better than I expected. Very informative and the salmon was amazing.

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