History of Lisdoonvarna

The owner of the Roadside Tavern and master brewer Peter Curtin will tell you about the fascinating history of the oldest spa town in Ireland. This is where man-made and geological history intertwine, where the world famous matchmaking festival originated and local characters shaped the town you can see today.

Peter was born at a time when storytelling was still a cherished part of Irish life. He was born in the very pub where you will meet him to listen to true stories about real famous personalities who came to the area and were influenced by it.

Opening Hours

10.00 - 17.00 daily; March - October


60 min

Meeting point

Burren Smokehouse Visitor Centre

Good to know

Pre-booking essential. The storytelling experience will be in English.
Minimum 2 people. €30 per adult, €15 per child.
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