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The Centre offers the visitor a first class experience with a ‘must-see’ exhibition, tracing the music and history of The Kilfenora Ceili Band, a spacious gift shop and a country-style tea room.
A 12 minute film by world renowned environmentalist and much admired film producer, Eamon de Buitlear, traces the story of the formation of the Burren from 320 million years ago.
The Centre’s newest exhibition, the Kilfenora Ceili Band Parlour, brings the music of this iconic traditional band to life visually and aurally, taking the visitor on a magical musical journey.
The ‘Walk Through Time’ exhibition traces the geological formation of the magnificent Burren region. The Burren Centre is truly a gateway to the Burren experience, in terms of its location in Kilfenora, and the comprehensive information it provides to those wishing to explore the Burren and its history.
Beautifully displayed artefacts, original works of art, enthralling audio visual and interactive experiences together with dramatic life-like reproductions of human activity all combine to provide an insight into the rich history and heritage of the Burren.
Relax in homely tea-rooms and sample some excellent traditional and local cuisine. Browse through the creatively designed, bright and spacious craft shop for unique gifts and souvenirs.
- Discovering the ‘Gateway to the Burren’
- A visit to Ireland’s first interpretive centre
- A short film tracing the formation of the Burren over 320 million years
- A visual and aural journey through the music of the Kilfenora Ceili Band
- The fantastic ‘Walk Through Time’ multi-dimensional exhibition
Open mid-March to October
mid-Mar - May
10:00 - 17:00
June - August
09:30 - 17:30
September - October
10:00 - 17:00
Visitor Centre is Closed: November to mid-March
Tea Room is open year round
Last admission: 40 minutes before closing
Approx. visit duration: 40 minutes
Senior (aged 65+): €5.00
Student (with valid ID): €5.00
Child (aged 6-15): €4.00
Child (under 6): Free
Family (2 adults & 3 children): €20:00
Other Useful Information
Free information leaflets available in English, German, French, Italian and Irish.
The audio-visual display and exhibition is offered in German, Dutch, Italian and French.
DINING / REFRESHMENTS
Tea room is open all year, serving tasty light lunch options, Irish Stew and homemade scones.
Gift shop selling crafts and souvenirs.
Ample free car parking on-site. Free coach parking in the village square, directly in front of the Burren Centre.
ACCESSIBILITY for Wheelchair Users and Visitors with Reduced Mobility
The Centre is fully wheelchair accessible with accessible toilet.
Group rates available (minimum 12 people). Pre-booking required.
ACCOLADES & AWARDS
- Clare Environmental Award for 'Best Industry and Commerce Enterprise' from Clare County Council 2002.
- Heritage Council Award 2004, for researching the history of the famed Burren archaeologist Thomas Johnson.
- Heritage Council Award 2006 for showcasing the flora of the Burren.
Kilfenora is just a 45 minute drive from Shannon International Airport; 70 minutes from Killimer Car Ferry and 60 minutes from Galway or Limerick.The Burren Centre and Kilfenora Ceilí Band Parlour Nearby Attractions