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Lisdoonvarna Spa Wells Heritage Centre
Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare
Visit Lisdoonvarna, County Clare, immortalised in song by many artists including Christy Moore. The Heritage Centre is located at the Spa Wells, where the beneficial effects of the mineral waters in Lisdoonvarna were first noted in 1751.

Lisdoonvarna Heritage Centre was opened in June 2018 in the building formally known locally as the Spa Wells. People have been availing of the beneficial attributes of the waters of Lisdoonvarna since 1750. It has been run by the community group Lisdoonvarna Fáilte for almost 120 years, making it Ireland's oldest community organisation. Over the past number of years the group along with Lisdoonvarna Historical Society have restored and brought back to life the story of Lisdoonvarna and its waters. In May visitors can find a rare flower called the greater Butterworth.

Visit the centre to learn about local history and the waters in our award winning exhibition. Delve into the history of Ireland’s only surviving Victorian spa town, meet the leading landlord of the time, the promoters of the spa and study the photographic progress of the town from its humble beginnings to present day. Visitors are also welcome to sample the minerals of the sulphur waters.

Sit and relax with stunning scenery and views of the garden and listen to the sound of the rivers. Our tea room is within the main building where samples of local tarts and scones can be tasted. In September each and every day there is dancing from 12:00-14:00 in the ball room.

After all marriages are made in Heaven but love was formed in Lisdoonvarna.

Family friendly
Free to visit
Hidden gem
Rainy days
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Contact details
Rathbaun, Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 1 to 2 hours here.

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