gateway to the Burren

Explore The Burren Visitor Centre Exhibition and discover the wonders of the burren

Learn about the Flora and Fauna of the Burren

A unique music experience
home of the Kilfenora céili Band

traditional home-made food
in Our Burren Centre Café

Witness the famed
Kilfenora Cathedral



The Burren Centre Café, Craft Shop and Exhibition is now OPEN for the 2024 season.

Experience the Burren, its people, its heritage and its music at the Burren Visitor Centre in Kilfenora.

For any queries, please contact info@theburrencentre.ie or phone +353 65 7088030.

The Burren EcoTourism Network in County Clare has won a prestigious travel award from Lonely Planet.
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.

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.

Burren Centre T-shirt

Made with organic cotton

Shop clothing

Burren Centre  Soap

Made with goat milk and honey

Shop Soaps

Kilfenora Cieli Band CD

Both Sides Now Release

Shop CDS

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
people and legends
Kilfenora Cross in Exhibition Centre




Adult Ticket

Admission for one Adult.



Student & Senior Citizen Price





CHILDren UNDER 6 are free / for group rates please email info@theburrencentre.ie

Kilfenora Ceili Band at the Irish Club, Dublin 1956
The Kilfenora Céilí Band at the Irish Club, Dublin 1956

Discover a unique music experience

The Kilfenora Céilí Band

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 CAFé

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.

View Our Menu

UNESCO Geopark Information Point

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.
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.


The regeneration of The Burren Visitor Centre, completed in April 2023 has been made possible with grant funding from the following partners:

Town & Village Renewal Scheme -  This scheme is part of a range of measures to support the revitalisation of rural Ireland. The Programme is funded under Project Ireland 2040 as part of “Our Rural Future”, Ireland’s Rural Development Strategy.

Clare Local Development Company/Leaderthrough their Social Enterprise Scheme, to develop and support the work of social enterprises in Clare, which aim to improve the quality of life or the environment of their communities.

Tomar Trust - A philanthropic trust that aims to contribute to strengthening Irish society over 10 years 2016-2026. Tomar Trust supports community and voluntary activity in rural Ireland and aims to deepen its commitment to rural Ireland, to the building of strong communities and resilient young people, and addressing some of the big issues facing Ireland today by investing in the solutions to solve them.

The Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark - The Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark’s ultimate aim is to spearhead sustainable tourism that develops and promotes the area as a truly special encounter-rich destination, strengthens the local economy and improves the visitor experience.  The Burren Visitor Centre is now the newly designated UNESCO Geopark Information Point for North Clare.

PobalThe Burren Visitor Centre would also like to acknowledge Pobal for their continued & much valued support to our business and community.

On behalf of Kilfenora & the wider North Clare Community, The Burren Visitor Centre would like to thank everyone involved in the recent regeneration of our exhibition. Go raibh míle maith agaibh go léir.

Our partners