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Burren Perfumery

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Address: Off of R480 (into Carran), Carron, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 65 708 9102
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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Wee bit of paradise

So loved this perfumery but it's so much more than that! Tea room, herb garden. It's tranquil & so pretty. Location is amazing!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So loved this perfumery but it's so much more than that! Tea room, herb garden. It's tranquil & so pretty. Location is amazing!

Thank diane o
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were very lucky to get a beautiful sunny day to visit here. We explored the burren, amazing views. Then we went to the Perfumery and visited the gardens, which are small but lovely. Beautiful organic coffee shop in the courtyard.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were encouraged to visit this Perfumery by our B&B host while staying in Galway, and we are so happy we made the trip. We stopped here on the way back from the Cliffs of Moher. The drive to the Perfumery is beautiful, which just adds to the mystical little garden that is located among the miles of rock that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had read about this spot in a local newspaper a few months ago. While we were rambling along the West coast we drove by the signs 4 times (I commented every time) before my partner finally just turned the car around and took me there. The site is a treasure hidden in the sparse landscape of the Burren like... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Before we entered the perfumery we visited their gardens. A wonderful selection of mainly herbs, but, many other indigenous plants make for an interesting visit. The perfumery was, however, overpriced. It sells oils and fragrance as well as creams and lotions, but, the fragrances were somewhat bland. They have a superb film presentation which details many of the plants that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very special place in the heart of a unique landscape. The owners have dedicated a lot of time and effort to achieve the wonderful product they have today. It doesnt matter if you are not interested in perfume because this is a statement about our environment and on that basis deserves a visit and our appreciation.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The perfume on sale was lovely and there were some great products but the site itself and the gardens are very very small. The gardens were well labelled but we were disappointed with the size. We arrived at around 11am but there were no tours until after 3pm and after looking around the gardens and the shop, there was very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a welcome break out driving - the herb gardens were great and the tea room was lovely - all natural. Not a big menu but what they had they did well! They could cater for the coeliac diet. The coffee was amazing and they do herbal teas as well. The perfumery was nice but we weren't really interested... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Burren is a magical limestone plateau area in the West of Ireland. In the midst, almost hidden in the hazel scrub, is the Burren perfumery. Enjoy learning the making of perfume but even more absorb the herb and health garden with its eclectic design, stonework and explanation of the properties of the plants and herbs- all in harmony with... More 

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Kells, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After traveling on small roads with nice scenery. Got to perfumery,very disappointed with the range in shop,small and cramped. Only good thing to say is that the toilets were very clean and fresh smelling. Would not bother going again.

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