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 smoked, starting from filleting to dispatch. The audiovisual is available in English, German, French and Italian. You can taste our salmon and also look into our very first kiln - now retired - with its log burner that had a facility for 20 sides of salmon to be smoked.
Apart from a painting done by the late Cyril O'Ceirin depicting how salmon was smoked in Ireland thousands of years ago, you will discover our unique mosaiques picking up the story of the 'Salmon of Knowledge'.
You can visit Burren Smokehouse's webpage at Burren Smokehouse
Or e-mail them by clicking here
The Visitors Centre has become a popular tourist attraction in the North County Clare
area and welcomes over 30,000 visitors from all over the world each year. It is open all year round, please check our website - 'Visitor Centre' - to see the opening hours.
The centre can also cater for groups of up to 50 people - booking in advance is necessary. In our crafts and delicatessen shop you can conveniently cover all the presents that you will need to bring home with you.
Smokehouse is a family-run business that was set up in 1989 by Birgitta & Peter Curtin. We carefully source our Irish quality raw materials for the Burren Smoked Salmon, Trout, Mackerel, Eel and Cheese. We control our own quality standards with backup of regular testing from independent laboratories and regular checks from organisations who certify us. The Smokehouse currently employs a staff of fifteen, and ships within Ireland and to countries all over the world.
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