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A gateway to the Burren
and a Journey through Time

take a Journey through time
in the Burren Centre Exhibition

Learn about the Flora and Fauna of the Burren

A unique music experience
home of the Kilfenora céili Band Parlour

traditional home-made food
in Our Tea Room

Witness the famed
Kilfenora Cathedral

News & Happenings

See the latest news at The Burren Centre in Kilfenora.

WE ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED.

We regret that The Burren Centre & Tea Rooms are closed due to the ongoing Covid 19 restrictions.


We hope all our patrons and visitors will be able to return in the near future. Please stay safe and observe social distancing rules.


BURREN CENTRE STAKEHOLDER CONSULTATION Town and Village Renewal Grant
This report is based on the findings of additional stakeholder engagement and consultation undertaken following approval of a Town and Village Renewal grant. Our goal is that the new exhibition can be as sustainable and resilient as possible for the challenges that lie ahead, taking into account that the tourism industry has been one of the hardest hit by Covid-19.
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JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Join the Burren Centre team in Kilfenora, Co. Clare. We are looking for: Chef/Cook General Assistant Part-Time Summer Positions Send CV to admin@theburrencentre.ie
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Strategic Planning Project on the Development of North Clare
On behalf of both Lisdoonvarna Fáilte CLG and Clare Local Development Company to inform you of a significant joint planning initiative that has recently been launched in a compatible catchment of North Clare communities. The purpose of the planning initiative is to create a community-led and community-based roadmap for the strategic regeneration, development and sustainability of the region.
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Great Exposure for the Burren
We were delighted to welcome the team from RTÉ One Nationwide to the Burren this week. Presenter Anne Cassin interviewed Oonagh O'Dwyer, Wild Kitchen Bronagh O'Rourke Burren Farm Experience Nuala Mulqueeny of Ailwee Caves all members of the Burren Ecotourism Network. She also met CEO @Jarlath O'Dwyer The programme will air on RTE one in mid February. Thanks to Julie Carr Media for setting up this shoot.
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The Burren EcoTourism Network in County Clare has won a prestigious travel award from Lonely Planet.
The Burren Centre has been involved with Burren Ecotourism Network since its inception in 2008. We were fortunate to be one of the 18 tourism businesses who got together with a clear vision - that the Burren would become a premier internationally-recognised region ensuring the future economic and social growth and sustainable development of its communities. We are so proud to be a member of this organisation.
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Town and Village Renewal Scheme
The Burren Centre is delighted that we have been awarded €200,000.00 for the fit-out of our exhibition space. ‍ We hope to continue with the work the people of Kilfenora started back in the early seventies when Ireland’s first Interpretative Centre was opened in our village.
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Featured Items

Burren centre craft shop online
Whether shopping for yourself or for gifts, our craft shop features a wide range of  hand-made local goods; such as, clothes, accessories, arts and crafts, soaps, CDs and books on the Burren. You can visit our shop in person or shop online.
€25

Burren Centre T-shirt

Made with organic cotton

Shop clothing
€12

Burren Centre  Soap

Made with goat milk and honey

Shop Soaps
€20

Kilfenora Cieli Band CD

Both Sides Now Release

Shop CDS
€18

Burren Centre Tote

Durable Canvas Tote

Shop Gifts

Learn about the Burren.

Ireland’s first Interpretative Centre is the essential introduction to this world-famous UNESCO Geopark, and to thousands of years of history reflected in ancient tombs, forts, castles and distinctively natural farming practices. Find us in the heart of the historic village of Kilfenora – the ‘City of the Crosses’ – and situated next to the ancient Kilfenora Cathedral.
flora & fauna
geology
archaeology
history
people and legends

Get Your Ticket for the Burren Exhibition: 
A Walk Through Time

Family

2 ADULTS AND 3 CHILDREN

€20

Purchase Online

Adult Ticket

Admission for one Adult.

€6

Purchase Online

Student/Senior

Student & Senior Citizen Price

€5

Purchase Online

Child

CHILDren UNDER 16

€4

Purchase Online

CHILDren UNDER 6 are free

The Kilfenora Céilí Band at the Irish Club, Dublin 1956

Discover a unique music experience

The Kilfenora Céilí Band Parlour

North Clare, and Kilfenora in particular, is renowned for its musical heritage. A comprehensive exhibition with a lively video tells the remarkable story of the internationally famous Kilfenora Céilí Band – 111 years old and still thrilling audiences and dancers with its combination of world-class musical skills and youthful energy.

Enjoy A tasty local food experience

BUrren centre tea rooms

A warm welcome awaits you as you try our enticing menu – from snacks to 3 course meals, and take-aways, coffees, teas and soft drinks – prepared in our kitchen.

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Tourist Information.

Local Attractions
There are a wide variety of things to do and places to see in close proximity to The Burren Centre.  See our list of what we think you might find interesting.
Discovery Ticket
Explore the Wild Atlantic Way in County Clare with a 7-day pass to all the top attractions. Discover the karst landscape and wildlife of The Burren at the Aillwee Cave and Birds of Prey Centre, Burren Centre, Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience, and more.
Wild Atlantic Way
The wildest, most captivating, coastal driving route in the world – Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way!
Get advice on what to see and do in North Clare at our main reception.
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