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Burren Perfumery

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Address: Off of R480 (into Carran), Carron, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 65 708 9102
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Free Admission. Open daily all year. Working factory. Free Film....

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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Beautiful and scenic drive to it! I go to fanore beach every summer and stop here at least twice a year on the way down! Was a lovely day out when me and my friends go for a drive... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful and scenic drive to it! I go to fanore beach every summer and stop here at least twice a year on the way down! Was a lovely day out when me and my friends go for a drive and have some coffee in the cafe here aswel.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a worthwhile stop if you are exploring the Burren. Would suggest you go during the times when the tea room and demonstrations are taking place, neither of which were during our trip. Nice products, and they ship to US.

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Prospect Park, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice stop when touring north clare. It has many natural products and the staff was very helpful in answering any questions you have.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Be sure to follow the road and signs to see this amazing place nestled in the Burren. We loved finding out about what they do here - so unique! The video on the Burren is gorgeous and shows what grows there. They will give you a perfume sampling of the scents, there is a tea room, friendly cats, restrooms and... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We watched a lovely video, bought tea, soap and candles, (a few bits were wrapped beautifully as they bought as gifts for family). We were given a printout with directions for a lovely 5 km local walk, then we had tea in the cafe. The cafe is a little self service tea room in winter so we helped ourselves and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Burren Perfumery was an amazing experience. Not only are the natural products wonderful, but the story of the landscape and how the perfumery came to be is very interesting. Make sure to have lunch at the Tea House where we had amazing coffee, tea, soup and baked goods. It was a highlight of our trip in Ireland.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was recommended to us by another guest at the bed and breakfast we stayed at. After turning down a small side road we were shocked to discover the treasure! It was absolutely awesome! We each bought several products and enjoyed this out of the way stop. I will certainly be returning several more times. FYI: no large buses or... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We stayed in County Clare for a week in October 2016 and saw several signs for the Perfumery throughout our stay. We decided to go and visit it on the penultimate day of our stay and were really glad that we decided to. It is well off the beaten track and set in an absolutely stunning location in the Burren.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

When researching activities in the Burren, I read about the Perfumery online. We stopped in after hiking in the Burren National Park. The Perfumery is an oasis in the middle of a sparsely populated area with tiny roads, well worth the visit. After enjoying lunch at the tea room, we got an orientation to the scents and then explored the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We drove past the sign for the turn initially - because we aren't that interested in perfume, but then the OPW guy at the dolmen suggested that we stop - that the fragrances are made from local plants. It is definitely off the beaten path, but the staff is passionate about what they are doing. It was founded by a... More 

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