Burren Centre Kilfenora
An Interpretative Centre Devoted to the Burren
A fantastic tourist attraction, the Burren Centre and Kilfenora Ceili Band Parlour, the ‘Gateway to the Burren’ is located just a 40 minute drive from the 4 star Shannon Springs Hotel. The Burren Centre is the only Interpretative Centre devoted to the appreciation and understanding of the Burren Region and gives the visitor an introduction to the visual delights and ancient mysteries which wait to be discovered in this unspoiled corner of Ireland. The Centre is not just the gateway to the Burren, it is fast becoming a unique experience in culture, music, food, and shopping as well as an information point for further exploration.
For the coming year, we offer our longstanding popular attractions of film and exhibition ‘A Walk-Through Time’, Kilfenora Ceili Band Parlour, Tearooms and Craft Shop. The 12-minute film tracing the history and unique environment of the Burren is available in German, French, Dutch and English. The exhibition ‘A walk through time’ allows the visitor to experience the Burren in geology, folklore, farming, and people. Find out when bears and deer rambled the Burren, why people went to Holy Wells, how herds of cattle are the best protection for the Burren’s unique flowers and many other fascinating facts about this ‘place of stone’.
The Kilfenora Ceili Band Parlour invites the visitor into the homeplace of the band which grew from local musical families over a hundred years ago and now brings Irish traditional music to every part of the world. Listen to the music, watch the immersive video, and maybe try a few dance steps on the specially sprung dance floor.
Our traditional tea rooms provide an extensive menu with a delicious choice of tasty lunches and snacks. Vegetarian options are available. We can customise our menu to suit your requirements.
As well as the best of Irish crafts, our craft shop now offers a range of unique local and natural artisan products; handmade candles, natural cosmetics and toiletries, delicious chocolates, and honey. All are made with loving care in our local area. A specially curated selection of CDs by Irish and local musicians also proves extremely popular with visitors.
Engage with our staff who are local people and native to the area and delight in sharing their knowledge with the visitor. As a major tourist information point for the Burren, we can enhance the visitor experience by arranging ancillary tours and experiences of the village and surrounding areas if required.
BURREN CENTRE OPENING HOURS
Mid-March, April, and May – 10a.m. to 5p.m.
June, July, and August – 9.30 a.m. to 5.30p.m.
September and October – 10 a.m. to 5p.m.
As our resident at Shannon Springs Hotel, you will receive a 10% discount at Burren Centre when you present your hotel key card
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