Burren Smokehouse


0h 20min
Call into the Burren Smokehouse Tasting Room (visitor centre with retail space) located in Lisdoonvarna just off the Wild Atlantic Way and a short drive from Doolin and the Cliffs of Moher. On our storyboards, you can follow the Curtin Family through history and learn about the milestones we reached in the more than 30 years of our existence. Our Tasting Room is really about discovering the mystery of salmon smoking and the secret of how smoked salmon is handcrafted (a 7 minute video in English, French, German, Italian, Swedish and Spanish). Enjoy mosaics that are telling the story of the "Salmon of Knowledge" inside and outside the Smokehouse. Marvel at the nostalgic atmosphere in the Tasting Room and smell the oak smoke as soon as you come through the door. Feel the rumble of the production facilities under your feet as you explore the retired kiln and smokebox that is on display. You will also follow in the footsteps of royalty! In May 2019, we had the honour of a Swedish Royal visit. King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden came to the Burren Smokehouse to learn about artisan food production in the Burren, and to taste our Burren Smoked Irish Organic Salmon. Before this royal highlight, there were others. Queen Elizabeth II and almost 180 guests enjoyed our Smoked Wild Irish Salmon as a starter during the historic State Dinner in Dublin Castle in May of 2011, and Prince Charles received a side of our Burren Smoked Wild Irish Salmon when he visited the Burren for the first time ever in spring of 2015.

Opening times

Monday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Free to Visit
  • Covid-19 Guidelines
  • Credit Card Accepted
  • Guided Tours
  • Car Parking Available
  • Toilets
  • Wifi
  • Retail On Site
  • Families
  • Farm & Food Production Experiences
  • Solo Visitors
  • Friends
  • Mature visitors
Entry to the Burren Smokehouse Visitor Centre; access to the retired kiln,  materials we use for smoking,  storyboards showing the history of the Curtin Family and the Burren Smokehouse and more. 
You can book a Master Class in Smoking Salmon:
  • Watch a short video about the smoking process
  • We will give a talk on all things salmon smoking and provenance
  • Enjoy a taster of our smoked salmon

Right next door: "Taste the Atlantic - The Salmon Experience"
In a self-guided & interactive visitor centre called "Taste the Atlantic - Salmon Experience", you will immerse yourself in the story of Irish Salmon. Follow this noble fish through time and watch the legend of the Salmon of Knowledge unfold before your eyes. Learn about old ways of fishing salmon, and find out with the help of those original news reels from decades ago why and how modern aquaculture evolved. Get competitive and have fun solving jigsaw puzzles and quizzes! 

Suitable for school children and grown-ups alike.

Contact details

  • Burren Smokehouse
  • Kincora Road
  • Lisdoonvarna
  • Ireland
  • V95HD70