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Burren Smokehouse Visitor Centre

History of the Curtin Family

The very interesting history of Curtin family who have been living in the Burren for a long time.

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Taste the Atlantic

Follow the iconic salmon through history & watch its story unfold before your eyes.

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Meet the Maker - VIP Experience

Learn how we smoke the Irish Organic and Wild Salmon, and indulge all the senses.

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Pick up your picnic in the Visitor Centre at the Burren Smokehouse and enjoy the day!

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Brewery Tour

Peter Curtin welcomes you into the micro-brewery in the Roadside Tavern.

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Master Class in Smoking Salmon

We will explain our unique smoking process and techniques from start to finish.

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History of Lisdoonvarna

The fascinating history of the oldest spa town in Ireland.

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Our Burren Smokehouse visitor centre has a food shop and story space which uncovers the knowledge of the century-old way of smoking salmon.

Learn, Shop and Enjoy

Our visitor centre is part of the “Taste The Atlantic - Salmon Experience”, where visitors can discover the story of the Burren Smokehouse, the Curtin Family and the Salmon of Knowledge. Our retail space offers a selection of our Burren Smoked Irish Organic Salmon and other local Irish gourmet foods.

Smoking Salmon

In our Visitor Centre, we will show you the secret of how our smoked salmon is handcrafted through storyboards (French and German translations are available) along with a short video. Follow the Curtin Family through history and learn about the milestones and ethics of the Burren Smokehouse. Explore the old smoke box and look into one of the first kilns we ever used and which is still working.

Salmon of Knowledge

Enjoy portrayals of the legend of the "Salmon of Knowledge" inside and outside the building where you will be greeted by a depiction of said Salmon covered in glittering mosaic tiles. Read the famous legend and discover the incredible core of truth engrained in the legend.

In the Footsteps of Royalty!

In May 2019, the honour of a Swedish Royal visit was bestowed upon us. King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden visited the Burren Smokehouse to learn about and taste our Burren Smoked Irish Organic Salmon. Queen Elizabeth II enjoyed our Smoked Wild Irish Salmon as a starter during the historic State Dinner in Dublin Castle in 2011, and also Prince Charles when he visited the Burren in 2015.

Opening hours

From January to March 2023:

Thursday to Saturday: 10am to 4pm

Closed Sunday to Wednesday