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Burren Smokehouse Visitor Centre

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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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.

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Opening hours

The Burren Smokehouse visitor centre and the Taste the Atlantic - Salmon Experience:

Open seven days a week (Monday to Sunday)

from 10am to 5pm

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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.

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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 King Charles III when he visited the Burren in 2015.