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Burren Perfumery

Off of R480 (into Carran), Carron, Ireland
+353 65 708 9102
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Carron
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops
Owner description: Free Admission. Open daily all year. Working factory. Free Film. Gardens. Shop. The Burren Perfumery is located in the heart of the Burren in... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

This is our favourite places in Clare ! There is a wonderful sense of peace & tranquility, which seems to begin as you drive out to this hidden gem. Every aspect of the perfumery adds to the sense of calm....the beautiful gardens, the shop,the film showing the beauty of the burren and the most delightful cafe. Come visit and enjoy... More

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I went here for a visit with my sister recently and just loved the place! There is plenty for people to do here, it smells fantastic! and the location has breathtaking views! We both got tea and hot chocolate to go, have to say it was the nicest we have ever drank! Friendly staff and very helpful!

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

To be discovered a bit off the beaten track, deep in the fascinating Burren landscape near Carren. An adult or teenager visit where you see a cottage industry with scented candle making, visit the sensory herb garden, relax and catch the beautifully photographed film with relaxing musical track about the Burren, it's fauna and flora, wander around their little shop... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Its tucked away at the end of many a winding road, but so worth the visit. It is a wonderfully quiet, pretty place and very calming. Their products are just gorgeous. You can also eat at their café. The food is delicious and very generous. Staff are very friendly and polite. Thank you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

On a recent motoring trip around Ireland and on our way to walk in the Burren National Park, we were looking for somewhere to stop for coffee beforehand and stumbled across the Burren Perfumery which happened to have a cafe. What a perfect spot! We did a quick tour of the perfumery while we were there which was very interesting... More

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San Rafael, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The Burren Perfumery is located in the heart of the Burren. The drive there was fascinating as we wound our way through the limestone formations. I was glad to see that this is a small yet lovely facility and has a very personal feel to it. The ladies were very helpful and knowledgable about their craft. The tea room was... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

While the oils are sourced globally, everything in blended on site and right in front of you. The min you hit the door all of the aromas and get a sense of the beauty of the region. Worth the drive through the winding back roads. Great little tea room as well on site. I bought a balm and a perfume... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I was SO excited to visit this spot and, based on the Lonely Planet description that they "use wildflowers of the Burren" to produce the scents, I was expecting extensive gardens and extraction of oils/essences. The Perfumery's website is clear---they source their oils from around the globe and merely blend them on site---but not clear enough to correct my misimpression... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We stopped in at the Burren Perfumery while exploring, and enjoyed the gardens immensely. While the video presentation was very beautiful and informative, it was a bit long. We would have loved to purchase some gifts for family and friends back home, but the items were too expensive for us! We did get a little snack to share at the... More

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Huntington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous, friendly people, beautiful products, great scones, fabulous herb garden,away from the beat and path. Extremely relaxing and interesting.

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