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Burren Perfumery

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Address: Off of R480 (into Carran), Carron, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 65 708 9102
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Description: Free Admission. Open daily all year. Working factory. Free Film...
Free Admission. Open daily all year. Working factory. Free Film. Gardens. Shop. The Burren Perfumery is located in the heart of the Burren in County Clare and is Ireland's longest-established perfume house. Since opening its doors 43 years ago, the Perfumery has drawn inspiration from the flora and beauty of the Burren landscape to create its signature scents, which are hand-blended and bottled on the Perfumery's premises. Today, the Burren Perfumery creates its artisan range, which includes hand-crafted soaps, certified organic creams and candles, using the very best natural and organic ingredients sourced from all around the world. Visitors are welcome to come along and experience the Burren Perfumery first-hand. A busy working factory, visitors are welcome free-of-charge and all-year-round to check out its home and hub in Carron, County Clare. Open from 9am to 7pm in the Summer and from 10am to 5pm in the Winter, visitors can observe the Perfumery team members as they go about their daily work in the Manufacturing Workshops and browse the Perfumery's products and offerings in its Gift Shop. For visitors interested in gaining some insight into just how special and spectacular the Burren's natural offerings are, a beautiful, locally-shot short film (free of charge) featuring the unique local flora and landscape of the Burren truly sets the scene. The Perfumery's Tea Rooms, which are open Summer-long, offer an opportunity to relax and unwind over a selection of freshly baked organic cakes, garden soups, tea, herbal teas and coffee, while visitors can also meander through and enjoy the Perfumery's organic show Garden.
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So delicate!

We have been to the Burren Perfumery several times over the years and it is always a pleasure to go back. The staff is quite pleasant and helpful and will give you a lot of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Galway, Galway, Ireland
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Galway, Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We have been to the Burren Perfumery several times over the years and it is always a pleasure to go back. The staff is quite pleasant and helpful and will give you a lot of information. The perfumery and its produts are really good: their floral water line is really nice and fragrant without being too intense, ideal for someone... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I walked in just before 5pm on one of my last days in Ireland. It was a lovely stop. The lady working was so gracious, told me to take my time looking. The drive to the Perfumery is beautiful, and I would love to come another time when the weather is better. I did pick up some soaps and lip... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

What an amazing place to stop. Aside from the very scenic amazing drive to this place, it's was such a pleasure to find such an amazing place so remote. The garden was great to walk through, reading the ways the various plants were used, for medicinal purposes, etc. We were there in October so the little cafe was closed but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The Burren Perfumery is a magnificent place to visit. First and foremost the staff are friendly, helpful and a very informative. We enjoyed the short video about the Burren and the inspiration for many of the beautiful products. The items on sale are luxurious and yet affordable making ideal gifts for you or a friend. We very much enjoyed our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Visited the perfumery in Nov 2014 and was so impressed. Fantastic video on the history and fauna of the burren. The products are beautiful and I plan on putting an order in for xmas gifts. They are all hand made and smell amazing. The price point is similar to The Body Shop HOWEVER ITS NOT MASS PRODUCED! I can't wait... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We still talk about the lunch here. I still have products from the store that I use--beautiful lovely smells. the food was terrific and we sat outside to eat in the garden. Worth the visit!

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Way out of the way but glad we went. Down a couple of side roads but eventually it was marked. Need a gps to find. Again, as in so many we saw, this appeared to be another "cottage industry". Had a great film that we watched. Bought some soap but could have stayed longer and bought more if we hadn't... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Great café for lunch, our favorite tea/tea room of all the places we toured in Europe- a definite hidden gem!

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Shannon, Clare, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is one of my favourite places in the very heart of the Burren. A Tea Rooms is part of the complex (if that is the right word) serving different herbal teas and coffee, also a selection of vegetarian foods or homemade soup of the day. Visit the shop and treat yourself from a wide selection of creams, balms and... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Stopped here and enjoyed a free seminar titled "One on one with the perfumer." The seminar included the perfumer letting the audience smell multiple scents. She talked about how perfumes are combinations of many scents to make a certain type of perfume. I bought some handmade soap to use in my bathroom and it was reasonably priced. Take a walk... More 

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