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.

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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