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Burren Perfumery

Off of R480 | Fahee North, Carran, Ireland
+353 65 708 9102
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So busy and it’s mid-October!!

Beautiful bread and soup, delicious coffee and the decor makes you feel right at home. I thought... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dublin, Ireland
via mobile
Off the beaten path, but well worth it...

You must make a pointed effort to find the perfumery, but it is so worth the time and energy. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Free Admission. Open daily all year. Working factory. Free Film. Gardens. Shop. The Burren Perfumery is located in the heart of the Burren in County Clare and is Ireland's longest-established perfume house. Since opening its doors 43 years ago, the Perfumery has drawn inspiration from the flora and beauty of the Burren landscape to create its signature scents, which are hand-blended and bottled on the Perfumery's premises. Today, the Burren Perfumery creates its artisan range, which includes hand-crafted soaps, certified organic creams and candles, using the very best natural and organic ingredients sourced from all around the world. Visitors are welcome to come along and experience the Burren Perfumery first-hand. A busy working factory, visitors are welcome free-of-charge and all-year-round to check out its home and hub in Carron, County Clare. Open from 9am to 7pm in the Summer and from 10am to 5pm in the Winter, visitors can observe the Perfumery team members as they go about their daily work in the Manufacturing Workshops and browse the Perfumery's products and offerings in its Gift Shop. For visitors interested in gaining some insight into just how special and spectacular the Burren's natural offerings are, a beautiful, locally-shot short film (free of charge) featuring the unique local flora and landscape of the Burren truly sets the scene. The Perfumery's Tea Rooms, which are open Summer-long, offer an opportunity to relax and unwind over a selection of freshly baked organic cakes, garden soups, tea, herbal teas and coffee, while visitors can also meander through and enjoy the Perfumery's organic show Garden.
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Off of R480 | Fahee North, Carran, Ireland
+353 65 708 9102
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful bread and soup, delicious coffee and the decor makes you feel right at home. I thought I’d be the only one here on a Saturday afternoon in the Burren! The cafe was practically full! Testimony to the ambiance and the great food! Worth the...More

Thank abbywynne
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You must make a pointed effort to find the perfumery, but it is so worth the time and energy. The Beautiful handmade products make for lovely gifts (for friends and for self!) and the little cafe and tea house serve up some of the best...More

Thank goldenretrievergal55
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love coming here! The perfume shop is great and the team are happy to explain about the various scents. Herb garden is interesting. The tea shop is fantastic! A bit out if the way but well worth a visit for a couple of hours...More

Thank SFWOxford
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I so love the perfumery and it is well worth the find, an oasis in the middle of the starkly beautiful burren. The cafe is amazing, their Mackerel dish there is one of my most favourite dishes it is delicious. Mackeral and rhubarb who knew...More

Thank starfairy10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The trip to the Burren Perfumery is very scenic in itself, as it is situated off a winding road. You will be glad you went, for the the quaint tea room with picnic style tables and cheery decor offers a delicious stop before shopping for...More

Thank Lara B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take time to wander the gardens out back. We got here too soon for the instructional portion but certainly sat down in the tea shop for tea (from local flowers and herbs) and deserts (which were fabulous). Then wandered around in the gift shop. This...More

Thank LisaBgrrr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fun experience, smell the perfume, browse the other soap, lotion, etc offerings. Then head to the tea room for a nice lunch or dessert. The day we were there they had sweet potato and pepper soup which was fabulous and a nice ciabatta and cheese...More

Thank MySeaBiscuit13
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our planned day trip to the Aran Islands was cancelled due to weather and so we were looking for other options on how to spend our day----thoroughly enjoyed our trip to the Burren Perfumery----learning the history of the native wildflowers and how their essence has...More

Thank rhetthouse
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Knowledge and friendly staff in an magnificent country setting make this a must vist. Perfumes, body creams and the like are for sale. These are especially worth it as their made from local plants. A beautiful garden and café really put the icing on the...More

Thank VerityHoulihan
Reviewed 6 September 2017

A lovely cottage industry in the middle of nowhere! We started off by having a quick lunch in their lovely café. We then went on the tour and had a lovely talk form a knowledgeable guide. The art of perfume making was well explained using...More

Thank JonG371
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28 November 2015|
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Response from MsRiley | Reviewed this property |
We only had cake which was gorgeous, but others meals looked v good. It is home made, locally produced and therefore a bit more expensive than standard pub/cafe fare, but worth every penny IMO.