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Salmon on display at The Burren Smokehouse in Clare

The Burren Smokehouse Taste the Atlantic Experience

Irish Culture

Treat your tastebuds to a gourmet experience on the Wild Atlantic Way on the Burren Smokehouse’s Taste the Atlantic Experience.


What is the Burren Smokehouse?

Located in the remarkable Burren UNESCO Global Geopark, the Burren Smokehouse is a family run business that uses incredible Irish ingredients to make delicious products, most notably smoked fish, all of which are made on the premises.


What can we expect during the Taste the Atlantic Experience?

Taste the Atlantic: The Story of the Irish Salmon is a fun, immersive experience where you'll learn about the Irish salmon — a fish that is an integral part of life in Ireland. The salmon appears in Irish folklore, artworks and even on our currency.

  • Enjoy engrossing audio-visual presentations
  • Learn about the Irish legend of the Salmon of Knowledge
  • Follow the King of Fish through time using the interactive display
  • Be entertained and have fun solving jigsaw puzzles and quizzes
  • Discover the secrets of the smoking process used at the smokehouse
  • Tuck into a tasting of flavoursome Burren Smoked Irish Organic Salmon


Who are the tour guides?

You are! The informative visitor centre is self-guided, allowing you to enjoy the experience at your own pace.


Tour Highlight:

Sampling the award-winning gourmet delights produced by this local Irish artisan producer.


Top Tip:

Leave space in your luggage, as The Burren Smokehouse is the perfect place to pick up some edible gifts to take back home.


Insider Tip

Stock up on picnic provisions at the Burren Smokehouse food shop and enjoy an al fresco lunch amid the wild, otherworldly landscape with your student group.


If you’re spending the day in the Burren Region with your group we recommend combining this visit with an afternoon stop at the Cliffs of Moher where you will experience breath taking views of the Atlantic Ocean.



Contact CGH

Does this sound like a student group experience you'd like to try? If so, contact us now to discuss your requirements or complete the activity group booking form

Photo Gallery
You can buy the Burren Smokehouse products on site at the visitor centre
The Burren Smokehouse is a family run business, established in 1989
The visitor centre hosts lectures about smoking fish for groups
The fish is treated in a smoker
Useful Information
Opening Hours

From 10.00 to 17.00 hrs - April to October

From 10.00 to 16.00 hrs - November to March

Notes for Group Leaders

The Burren smokehouse is located within 2 minutes walking distance of the Burren Hostel.


We recommend allowing 60 minutes for this tour.



The Burren Smokehouse Visitor Centre, Lisdoonvarna Co. Clare, V95 HD70, Ireland

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