Storytelling: Tolkien in the Burren

Discover the secret connection between JRR Tolkien and the Burren! The owner of the Roadside Tavern and master brewer Peter Curtin is the founder of the Burren Tolkien Festival, which he set up after he discovered the strong connection between JRR Tolkien’s most famous work, the epic “Lord of the Ring” trilogy, and the local area of the Burren. 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.

You can combine this storytelling experience with a Craft Beer Tasting or a Burren Brewery Tour. Or with a mouthwatering meal in the Roadside Tavern afterwards!

Opening Hours

This experience is available weekdays only at 6pm.


60 min

Meeting point

Burren Smokehouse Visitor Centre

Good to know

Pre-booking essential. The storytelling experience will be in English.
Minimum 2 people. Solo guests welcome but please note that the rate is for a minimum of 2 people.
€60 for 2 people.
€30 for every person thereafter.
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