Do I need to book in advance?
Booking in advance is required for most of our schedules experiences like the “Smoking Salmon Masterclass”, “VIP Behind the Scenes” and Beer Tastings.

On the other hand, a visit of our Burren Smokehouse visitor centre/Tasting Room is always possible during opening hours without any reservations.

The “Taste the Atlantic – Salmon Experience” does not necessarily require a reservation either unless you come with a bigger group. It is recommended to book it, however, so that you are sure to be able to visit our experience.

Do I need to have a print-out of my ticket(s)?
Once you have booked with us and have the confirmation email on your device, you
don’t need to print out the ticket.
When and where should I present myself for my booked experience?
It is recommended to come about 5 minutes before your scheduled time. Please present yourself at the desk inside the main Burren Smokehouse visitor centre.
What are your rates?
You can see our rates when exploring our different experiences.
Where can I park?
There are two car park options.

One is our small private car park just west of the Burren Smokehouse.

The other (big public) car and coach park is near the bottle bank in the back of the Burren Storehouse/Roadside Tavern. You can easily find it on Google Maps. A little path leads down to another path. Turn right here and at the gate, cross the road and turn left to get to the Burren Smokehouse visitor centre.

Can I reach Lisdoonvarna and the Burren Smokehouse by public transport?
Yes, you can. There is a bus service (route 350) from Limerick/Ennis and from Galway

City. Have a look at the Bus Eireann website to find out the departure times. The bus stop is just up from the Roadside Tavern, Burren Storehouse, Taste the Atlantic and Burren Smokehouse. When exiting the bus, turn left and simply walk down the road.

See more detailed information here.

I have booked but have to cancel. What is your cancellation policy?
Coming soon…
What else can I do and visit once in Lisdoonvarna?
There is quite a lot to do in our beautiful town when you are done checking out the colourful traditional facades on main street. As you might know, Lisdoonvarna was Ireland’s premier spa destination in the 1800’s, and there are still a lot of visible connections to that era.

You will find informative interpretation boards in all places of interest throughout the town.

Right opposite the Burren Storehouse you will find the small library which is the original building from the heydays of the spa era. It is right next to the magnesia well which can still be seen.

When you come back out from the library, cross the road and go through the little gate opposite leading into the park. You will come to a flight of stairs which lead down to the Twin Wells on the river. You can follow the steps up to your left to come to the site where the Church of Ireland building used to stand.

Continuing your way through the park (down and up the same steps again, then turn right), you will come past the old Pavilion from the 1920’s which was restored recently and is now Lisdoonvarna’s community hall.

Back onto the main road, turn right and cross the bridge. Right at the end of the bridge is the gate entrance to the Spa Wells & Gardens and the old Pump house from Victorian times. Well worth a visit as it is being maintained and explained by local volunteers. Depending on the time of year, you might be able to get into an interesting historical exhibition and the pump house itself with a tasting of the sulphur water.

If you have little children, a visit to the new playground in the park will go down a treat.

Where can I have something to eat or drink close-by?
There are quite a few options available. You can get a picnic in the Burren Smokehouse and enjoy it in the Burren. Just down the road is the Burren Storehouse, and the Wild Honey Inn in the other direction. Back on the main street, there are The Ritz, Sheedy’s Country House Hotel, the Royal Spa Hotel, the Kettle Street Café, The Ravine Hotel and The Irish Arms.