Burren Smokehouse Shop and Visitor Centre

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A must-stop along the Wild Atlantic Way. The Burren Smokehouse Shop and Visitor Centre is full of charming Irish produce and personality.

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Burren Smokehouse Visitor Centre

Burren Smokehouse Visitor Centre

Smokehouse Specialities, Local Produce and Crafts

In the shop and the visitor centre, Birgitta points out superb cheeses like Burren Gold and Cooleeney, as well as all the Smokehouse's fish specialities, all the while cutting off slivers here and there for tasting. The shop here stocks honeys, chocolates and other sweet treats, teas, relishes and chutneys and jams. Discover More About The Burren Smokehouse Visitor Centre In Our Review Below.

The Burren Smokehouse

cold smoked Irish Organic Salmon

Supplying Smoked Salmon All Over The World

This family-run business was set up in 1989 by Birgitta & Peter Curtin. The quality of their Smoked Salmon has grown exponentially from the pubs, hotels and restaurants in the Lisdoonvarna area to now supplying smoked salmon all over the world, within 48 hours. Carefully sourcing their quality raw materials for the Burren Smoked Salmon, Trout and Mackerel they control their own quality standards with backup of regular testing from independent laboratories and regular checks from organisations who certify them.

Roadside Tavern & Storehouse

The Roadside Tavern Gastropub

The Roadside Tavern - Gastropub

Step inside the cosy lounge and take a step back in time. The low ceilings and traditional polished wooden bar are still intact, and walls are adorned with pictures of musicians, that have played here on many a lively night. Wide selection of beers wines and spirits available. Tour groups welcomed, and combined visits to the Burren Smokehouse and pub arranged.
Burren Storehouse

Music and Food Venue

The Burren Storehouse is the place for live music gigs, special events and great food. Homemade pizzas with a variety of toppings come straight from the built-in wood fired oven, while char-grilled local meats, fresh fish and shellfish are given the flame treatment on the charcoal grill. The menu changes every night, but it will always reflect the locality and the season with locally sourced ingredients like fish, shellfish, artisan local meats and poultry.

Burren Microbrewery

Burren Microbrewery

Available Exclusively at The Roadside Tavern and The Burren Storehouse

The Burren Microbrewery produces a range of ales all available exclusively at The Roadside Tavern and The Burren Storehouse. So you will have to go to Lisdoonvarna to taste them, and maybe meet the man who created them. Enjoy a pint of Burren Blonde, Gold, Red or Black by the fire in The Roadside Tavern, on a cold winter night when the wind is howling round the Wild Atlantic Way, and you’ll step back to an Ireland of old!

Our Review of Burren Smokehouse Shop and Visitor Centre

The shop at the Burren Smokehouse and Visitor Centre (Lisdoonvarna) is a gourmet's delight. Birgitta Hedin-Curtin is a beautiful lady with bags of knowledge and enthusiasm for artisan produced foods, especially those of the Clare region where this shop is located.

In the shop and the visitor centre, Birgitta points out superb cheeses like Burren Gold and Cooleeney, as well as all the Smokehouse's fish specialities, all the while cutting off slivers here and there for tasting. The shop here stocks honeys, chocolates and other sweet treats, teas, relishes and chutneys and jams.

The craft shop section is worth a browse, too, where you will find Irish art, jewellery, music and books. The Visitor Centre in the shop has a traditional smoker on show as well as a short film presentation on the curing and smoking process.

It all makes for an interesting learning experience combined with some food retail therapy, just a short walk away from the main square in historic Lisdoonvarna. Burren Smokehouse hampers are made to order. You can order in the shop (or online) and have it sent as a present to family and friends.

If you’d like to know more about the Burren Smokehouse Salmon, then you can click on their producer review here.

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