The Burren Centre

At the Burren Centre, the story of the Burren unfolds before your eyes, revealing the history of a unique environment with its amazing flora, fauna, archaeology and geology.

Open March 11 to October 31

No Booking or Payment Card Fees. Tickets Valid for 365 days - use at leisure.

Kilfenora, Co. Clare (See Map Below)


The Burren, with its innate sense of spiritual peace, has an extraordinary array of flora and wildlife, megalithic tombs and monuments older than Egypt's pyramids. This story is excitingly captured and impressively presented in 'A Walk Through Time' - a multi-dimensional exhibition. Beautifully displayed artefacts, original works of art, enthralling audio visual and interactive experiences, together with dramatic life-like reproductions of human activity, all combine to provide an insight into the rich history of the Burren. After a visit to The Burren Centre visitors are better prepared to interpret and understand the landscape through which they have travelled and so gain a deeper appreciation and respect for this stone-carved land.


The World-Famous Poulnabrone Dolmen

This journey through time will take you back through millions of years when this area lay beneath a warm tropical sea. Follow the story of the formation of the Burren's lunar landscape where man hunted bear, and wolves roamed the forests. See how, thousands of years ago, man left his mark on the landscape in the form of Dolmens and burial chambers. Like the world-famous Poulnabrone Dolmen they still stand today - stone sentinels at the gates of our civilisation's history. 

The Music & History of the Kilfenora Ceili Band

The Kilfenora Ceili Band Parlour, opened in 2014, provides a unique opportunity to trace the music and history of the internationally renowned Kilfenora Ceili Band. With the help of visual displays, musical instruments, artwork and acoustics, the music of The Kilfenora Ceili Band will visually and aurally come to life before you. The exhibition is in an intimate setting and will take you on a rare musical treat of the music of the new and old band...a musical journey of discovery not to be missed!



From Ennis, travel by car to Corofin and on to Kilfenora. From Galway, travel to Ballyvaughan and then on to Kilfenora. 

The Burren Centre Location:

The Burren - a remarkable landscape

The Burren limestone area has many unusual features that make it unique in Europe.

Its geology, flora, fauna, caves, archaeology and history set it apart as a place of great mystery and beauty.

The Burren has sparkling rivers, brooding castles, tranquil lakes, cliffs, lush green valleys, barren rock mountains, green road walks - and everywhere relics of ancient civilisation including dolmens, round towers, ancient churches, high crosses, crannogs, tombs, great houses, monasteries and holy wells.

Though it has a wonderful sense of remoteness, it teems with life and is probably most famous for its plant life which often defies nature's conventional rules.

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Visitor Information

The Burren Centre and Kilfenora Ceili Band Parlour
Kilfenora, Co. Clare
T. +353 (0)65 708 8030

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Open March 11 to October 31

Daily 10:00 - 17:00 (extended opening from 09:30 - 17:30 June to August)

Closed: November to mid-March

Last admission 30 minutes before closing time.

Approx Visit Duration: 40 to 45 minutes


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Tickets are guaranteed best value and are valid for 365 days from the date of purchase - for use during attraction opening dates and times.


Presentation available in French, Dutch, German and Italian. 


Café / restaurant serving homemade food. 


Gift Shop on-site with souvenirs and local crafts. 


Free car and coach parking on-site.


Wheelchair accessible with accessible toilet.  

Note: Opening times may be subject to change and attraction website and contact details will be on your ticket for any updates.

Indoor (all weather) Family Friendly Cool for Kids (under 8) Wheelchair Access Restaurant Baby Changing Car Parking at Attraction Coach Parking at Attraction Assistance / Guide Dogs Permitted Gift Shop
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