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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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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Loved our trip to the perfumery. Quiet oasis with beautiful aroma from plants and oils. Loved our lunch with homemade produce. Very clean with helpful and friend ly staff. Video on the Burren well worth a viewing. Would recommend a visit and combine with lunch to make a memorable day.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We loved our trip to the Burren Perfumery. Along the way we saw many lovely sights; lots of ruins, rock walls, hedges, and the interesting Burren landscape. We enjoyed the film on the area and wildflowers, bought several lovely gifts and enjoyed the tea rooms. (Goat cheese with honey and brown bread...delicious!!) It was a great introduction to a spectacular... More

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Glengarriff, Irland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is one of the most creative places for people (women? girls?) who are interested in healing and fragrant plants. The herb garden is small but has a magical atmosphere (free admission). The buildings and trees don't look intrusive in the otherwise bare landscape of The Burren. The café offers simple but really delicious (organic) treats. And nice books. Some... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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60 reviews 60 reviews
6 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We were staying nearby in a rental home and the owner recommended we make a trip to the Perfumery. Glad we did. The grounds and gardens are lovely. They have a little video on the area and the flora which is informative. The Tea House is adorable, but can be very busy in season. Lastly, their products in the shop... More

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Stroke City NI
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We visited the Perfumery having seen a TV special on this place, now celebrating over 25 years since inception. The visitor center is pleasant, the AV show (12 minutes) is informative and the tea-room an absolute MUST. The service is pleasant, professional and first-rate - all the staff are well-trained and very helpful. Well worth the detour!

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St. Augustine, FL
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Every year on our trip to the Old Sod we try to make a point of stopping in for a cuppa and the wonderful products. Beautifully blended perfumes to take home. The folks who run the place are charming and very helpful. They'll even mail crates of their products home to you! We found it by accident a few years... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

A rainy morning so our family headed over to the Perfumery to have a spot of tea in the tea shop and see their beautiful garden and how they make perfume from local flowers. Wonderful place for photos and we loved the trip on many back roads to get there.

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Dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I have visted the Burren for years but actually never went on this road or even heard of the Perfumery. Carron is a very small place and in fairness I did think we must have missed the turn so perservere and be brave it is so worth it, (well signposted!) Not only is it beautiful country on the back roads... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This one is the place not to miss when you are in Burren! Cozy, sweet gem in the middle of the most beautiful region in Ireland.... Just go and enjoy!

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Kildare, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Great afternoon out , friendly staff . Food lovely . Worth a visit . No coach tours allowed though. Was advertised as been able to view staff making perfume etc we didn't get to see this though . Loved the idea of smelling coffee beans between perfumes . Staff knew their stuff

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