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Burren Smokehouse Visitor Centre

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Terrific Business Story and Great Fish!

The story of how this couple developed this local, eco-friendly smoked salmon business is worth a... read more

Reviewed November 4, 2018
Chicago, Illinois
Very Interesting and Excellent Products

Enjoyed an interesting hour here following the smoking process. It was fairly busy when we arrived... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2018
Dublin, Ireland
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The Burren Smokehouse Visitors Centre, Lisdoonvarna, was established in 1995, to create a window for the smokehouse’s own products and other local gourmet products and crafts. We offer a video for our visitors that shows how our salmon is being...more
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Burren Smokehouse Visitors Centre Kincora Road | Co. Clare, Lisdoonvarna V95 HD70, Ireland
+353 65 707 4432
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

The story of how this couple developed this local, eco-friendly smoked salmon business is worth a stop. There's a short video that shows how they smoke the salmon (a different method) and at certain times it is possible to explore their kiln (we didn't). There...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

if the salmon is this good after refrigeration i can only imagine how good it would be fresh from the smoker - regretfully the "center" only offers a movie of the smokehouse itself and not a tour of it - hot smoked salmon in all...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SAM22442244
Reviewed August 16, 2018

More a lovely smoked fish shop with additional tasty items than a full-fledged visitor center. If the video isn't playing and you would like to see it, give an ask. Offers both hot or cold-smoked salmon, as well as trout, mackerel. Also a selection of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

We visited after a day driving qrounf The Burren and Cliff of Moher. Arrived ard 30min before closing time so it was pretty quite. We sampled different types of salmon before deciding on which flavors to buy. As we did not have means to store...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

We have had the most amazing time in Ireland. Great food, warm and friendly people, excellent service, and beautiful landscapes. It was therefore somewhat of a shock to go to the Burren Smokehouse where the precise opposite of all of these things made for a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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BurrenFoodEmporium, Public Relations Manager at Burren Smokehouse Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2018

Hello Chris K, Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback, we appreciate it. We also understand that it must be frustrating for you to wait and then not be able to watch the video. We talked to the staff member who was...More

Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed an interesting hour here following the smoking process. It was fairly busy when we arrived as a tour bus had just pulled up so we had a walk around and came back later to watch the video presentation. Friendly staff and nice shop. Had...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ciaranmcmahon78
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Great visit , see how smoking is done , sample the range of products , very welcoming ,you wont leave empty handed

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank glenn r
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

Excellent service here and “Tony” gave us a great warm welcome as we browsed about and watched the video on how they prepare the world famous Smoked Salmon. Well worth the visit and will call again.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Merc350sl
Reviewed July 15, 2018

This place was fine but mostly inaccessible to the general public because it was full of a bus tour! This appears to be a common problem here in Ireland and is something I'm not familiar with. Most quality restaurants & pubs we tend to visit...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank A7277OJdavidp
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

Fun, quick and educational. The smoked salmon is yummy! There is a quick video explaining the process, then there is a tasting of the different types of smoked salmon.

Date of experience: July 2018
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