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The Burren Centre
Kilfenora, Co. Clare
Family friendly
Rainy days
Free car parking
Visit this beautiful part of County Clare at The Burren Centre. Come see this quaint centre in lovely Kilfenora and unravel the stunning sights and ancient mysteries in this unspoilt landscape.

Discover the magic of the 'Boireann' or 'stony place' in the Burren Centre in County Clare. This visitor centre is in the heart of Kilfenora. Explore their fantastic exhibition on Clare's cultural heritage and audiovisual theatre, narrated by famous environmentalist Éamon de Buitléar.

The audiovisual experience traces the formation of the Burren 320 million years ago and explains why Alpine, Arctic and Mediterranean plants grow side by side in this limestone world.

Hear about how wolves once roamed the forests and how people left their mark on the landscape in the form of the dolmens and burial chambers, which still stand today as stone sentinels to the Burren's heritage.

Learn about The Kilfenora Céilí Band in the Parlour which features musical instruments and historical artefacts; an unforgettable look at the band’s journey over the past hundred years.

Later you can take a break with a fresh, warm brew at their cosy Tea Rooms.

Why we like it
  • Discover the rich cultural heritage of County Clare.
  • Learn about the formation of the Burren 320 million years ago.
  • Discover the delights of the Kilfenora Céilí Band.
  • Enjoy a relaxing break at the Tea Rooms.
Tips from locals

Visit the Kilfenora Cathedral which is adjacent to The Burren Centre. This famed cathedral was dedicated to St. Fachanan and was built in about 1189 on the site of an early monastery.

Contact details
Main St, Maryville, Kilfenora, Co. Clare, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 1 to 2 hours here.

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