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The Burren Centre

Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Good info, nice gift shop

Parking lot out front so that is easy. We visited here after doing the Doolin Cliff Walk. There... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2018
Aurora, Colorado
Hidden gem, for sure

This small, community-run museum was a pleasant surprise. One of the better explanations of life in... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2018
Vancouver, Canada
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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 4 November 2018

Parking lot out front so that is easy. We visited here after doing the Doolin Cliff Walk. There is a nice little tea room with things to eat, restroom was clean, there is good info available on the area and the gift shop has some...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

This small, community-run museum was a pleasant surprise. One of the better explanations of life in the area from pre-history to the present, plus lots of memorabilia from the local dancing passion. Kilfenora is an unassuming road junction, but we’d go back and see the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

Enjoyed the displays and information. The Burren is a really interesting area with outstanding geology and loads of history. The Centre is small, but informative. There is a nice film along with a gift store and clean bathrooms. You can also check out interesting church...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Gregory P
Reviewed 26 August 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank bforbes4
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