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The Burren Centre

Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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An excellent introduction to the area

This at first looks like a gift shop (very good) with a tea room (OK) and some information panels... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2018
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Always Interesting

We always visit when in the area and manage to find a book or map on the area. Our recent visit... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2018
Wally and Lorna D
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“small museum”(4 reviews)
A multimedia exhibition centre depicting and explaining the Burren, its flora, fauna, archaeology, geology and architecture.
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Kilfenora, Ireland
+353 65 708 8030
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're visiting the Burren for the first time, then the Burren Centre is definitely a good jumping off point. While the video and displays are a bit older (I would personally call them charming in a small-town way), they are certainly informative. As an...More

Thank Jason G
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Let's start off with the good parts...lovely little tearoom and a good selection in the gift shop. The areas for improvement overshadow these, sadly. Found staff a little brusque when asked for recommendations in the local area, the film feels a bit like something you'd...More

Thank melbsteel
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

What a way to spend an hour very informative and I loved the kilfernora section great remabillia And the walk through time well worth a visit

Thank Burningburns
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

We walked through a small museum and watched a projected video. Both were informative and worthwhile. We ate lunch in the cafeteria (good traditional food) and walked through a graveyard and adjoining remains of a seventeenth century church. Worth seeing, whether your going to hike...More

Thank Edward T
Reviewed 2 July 2018

This at first looks like a gift shop (very good) with a tea room (OK) and some information panels and leaflets. However it actually provides a good introduction to the archaeology, history, flora and fauna of the area through an audio-visual display and showcases. There...More

Thank The_Baptist
Reviewed 6 June 2018

We always visit when in the area and manage to find a book or map on the area. Our recent visit was made more interesting by finding it almost impossible to park, whilst the centre was fairly empty. The reason, it turned out, was that...More

4  Thank Wally and Lorna D
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The Burren is a very different place compared to the rest of Ireland. It is desolate rock strewn area that is something to see.

1  Thank bforbes4
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyable very interesting exploring the history of the Burren nice helpful staff great food definitely would recommend

Thank Storyteller739446
Reviewed 5 November 2017

It was a day that should have been sunny during the second day of our visit to Doolin County Clare, however a thick fog rolled in from the Atlantic and completely obliterated the landscape we came to see. Of course we wanted to explore the...More

2  Thank SirNorman
Reviewed 25 October 2017

We had visited the Cliffs of Moher and Kilvara, and decided to visit the Burren Centre on our way back to Galway. The displays about ancient and local history were informative and very well presented. The gallery devoted to the famous Kilfenora ceili band was...More

2  Thank AnjwilsoN
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