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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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A pleasant detour

Do not let the difficulty in finding this wonderful place discourage you. It is way off the main track but oh so worth it for those who venture out to this beautiful hidden... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Orange County, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Do not let the difficulty in finding this wonderful place discourage you. It is way off the main track but oh so worth it for those who venture out to this beautiful hidden gem. The facilities are modern and clean. Everything is on flat surfaces so very accessible to all people visiting. The center has a wonderful film on the... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

The perfumery was such a quaint place. It rained during our visit so we didn't see the gardens, but the tea room was buzzing with visitors and seemed so cozy amidst the weather. The scents were unique and selection was good. Prices were reflective of a boutique, but the products were organic and high quality.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

This is set in the heart of the Burren. Coaches cannot park here so you have to drive. The drive takes you past some of the beautiful Burren scenery. There is a pretty flower and herb garden. There is a free film which shows you the flowers and geography of he area. There is a lovely little tea room serving... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Beautifully located, helpful staff, lovely tearoom and facilities. We were travelling with our dogs and we were welcome to park in the car park and given directions to a place we could walk among the famous rocks and plants.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Beautiful gardens to walk around. A lovely little shop selling perfume as well as other handmade goods. The staff weren't the friendliest but we still enjoyed our stroll around. The spring scent is my favourite.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

What a discovery. We were touring the back roads and chanced upon this gem. The 10 min movie is worth watching for the information about local flora. Great testers of all,their products and not too over powering. The staff are just lovely, knowledgeable and love talking about their product. AND The tea rooms offer delicious simple organic food. A real... More 

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Everything that is made here is created from the unique species that exist at the Burren. They show a short film with history and information on this special place. Also, the tea room is very nice for a quick break.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Beautiful amazing products! Friendly and informative staff. The Garden is very relaxing. Love it will definitely return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

We came here on recommendation from our B&B and so glad we did! This is a lovely little hidden gem! The short film was informative about the land of The Burren, really enjoyed learning about the area. Lots of wonderful products for sale here - soaps, lotions, perfume, tea, oils, etc. without the merchandising feeling. We were here too early... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We were staying in Doolin, and made the drive through the Burren to visit the Perfumery. We watched the film and it was excellent, explaining what the Burren is and why it is so special. I love that they collect the plants and flowers right there in their backyard, and concoct intoxicating lotions and products. I got a delightful set... More 

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