The Burren Centre

The Burren Centre and The Kilfenora Ceili Band Parlour.

The Burren Centre exhibition “A Walk-Through Time” will stimulate and inform all who visit.  The story of the Burren unfolds through a chorological series of audio, visual and tactile effects, models, slides, artefacts and information panels.  These display segments covey both visual and audio impressions that are designed to provide an effective understanding of the Burren experience. The exhibition is so designed as to make provision for complete wheelchair access throughout. The modern presentation techniques and technologies are integrated to create a ‘virtual reality’ perception of the Burren landscape.  The central 3D map of the Burren is animated by the most advanced technology available to date and an extensive range of cartographical information can be summoned up at a touch of a button through the interactive console attached. An 12min. documentary by world renowned environmentalist Mr. Eamonn de Buitlear outlines the history and evolution of the unique environment of the Burren. True to the spirit of the European Community we offer our excellent presentation in German, Dutch, Italian and French. This includes our audio-visual display and the exhibition.

The Tea Rooms at the Burren Centre provides a real treat of all that is best in traditional home-made cuisine. Here you can you can enjoy excellent freshly prepared food offering choice, excellent value, and the highest quality produce. A visit to the bright spacious Craft Shop is a must where crafts are affordable and verifiable of Irish origin.  Special attention is given to local crafts thus promoting more employment opportunities for local enterprise.

The kilfenora Ceili Band Parlour.

In olden times the parlour was the most important room in the house where guests were entertained. The Kilfenora Ceili Band Parlour contains a selection of memorabilia and displays in a comfortable and intimate setting with sugan chairs and table to give a warm and welcoming feeling to the room for the music of the famed Kilfenora Ceili Band. By means of panels and projectors showcasing archival material visitors and locals can explore the history and music of the band in an imaginative way. Enjoy a virtual tour of the history of the band and their music and become immersed in the sounds of the music from the new and old bands.

A homely Tea Room awaits you at the end of your “Walk Through Time” where you can enjoy the delights of fresh, home-cooked food.

Services: Tourist Information Point, Ample free parking beside Kilfenora High Crosses, all Burren reference Maps & Guides available in our spacious craft shop.

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The Burren Centre
- Tea Rooms
- Craft Shop
- Tourist Information Point
Admission Rates
Seniors - €5
Adults - €6
Students - €5
Opening Times
Mid March, April and May 10.00a.m. to 5p.m.

June, July and August 9.30a.m. to 5.30p.m.

September and October 10.00a.m. to 5p.m.