The Burren Centre is in the picturesque village of Kilfenora, the tea rooms serve traditional home-made food and the centre offers exhibitions, gift shop and visitor information.
The Burren Centre ‘Walk Through Time’
Be introduced to the visual delights and ancient mysteries which await to be discovered in this unspoiled corner of Ireland. This walk through time will take you back through the aeons to a time when this area lay beneath a warm tropical sea. Follow the story of the formation of the Burren’s lunar landscape where man hunted bear, and wolves roamed the forests.See how, thousands of years ago, man left his mark on the landscape in the form of Dolmens and burial chambers. They still stand today, stone sentinels at the gates of our civilisations history.
Take the journey with us, watch history unfold in front of your eyes, listen to the sounds and feel the atmosphere of thousands of years ago. Study the complex and unique environment which allows plants and flowers, not normally found together in the same country, to share the same rock crevices. The glorious Alpine Gentian, Bloody Cranesbill and Mountain Avens are just some of the floral gems which proliferate in the Burren.
The Kilfenora Ceili Band Parlour
The Burren Centre Kilfenora, Co. Clare are pleased to announce the addition of a new exhibition namely The Kilfenora Ceili Band Parlour. The exhibits provide a unique opportunity for visitors to trace the music and history of the internationally renowned Kilfenora Ceili Band. With the help of top of the range projectors and acoustics the music of The Kilfenora Ceili Band will visually and aurally come to life before the visitor and bring them on a musical treat of the new and old band. If you plan on visiting the Burren region in 2014 this is an exhibition not to be missed. It has to be experienced.
The Burren Centre Tea Rooms
The Tea Rooms offer a real treat in traditional home-made food with a range of sandwiches, soups and stews to keep you nourished in our Irish climate! All food is home-made on the premises.
The Centre and Tea Rooms are open daily from mid March to end of October.
For the months of March, April, May, September and October 10a.m. to 5p.m.
For the months of June, July and August 9.30a.m. to 5.30p.m.
We will open at any time for groups of 12 by prior appointment.