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Burren Perfumery

Off of R480 (into Carran) | Fahee North, Carran, Ireland
+353 65 708 9102
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Wet and wild visit

On a wet and miserable July afternoon we made our winding way to the perfumery. Once narrow roads... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
janette k
via mobile
Very interesting visit...

Recommended to us by Mary at Woodville walled garden, we headed here from our cottage near Loughrea... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Free Admission. Open daily all year. Working factory. Free Film. Gardens. Shop. The Burren Perfumery is located in the heart of the Burren in County Clare and is Ireland's longest-established perfume house. Since opening its doors 43 years ago, the Perfumery has drawn inspiration from the flora and beauty of the Burren landscape to create its signature scents, which are hand-blended and bottled on the Perfumery's premises. Today, the Burren Perfumery creates its artisan range, which includes hand-crafted soaps, certified organic creams and candles, using the very best natural and organic ingredients sourced from all around the world. Visitors are welcome to come along and experience the Burren Perfumery first-hand. A busy working factory, visitors are welcome free-of-charge and all-year-round to check out its home and hub in Carron, County Clare. Open from 9am to 7pm in the Summer and from 10am to 5pm in the Winter, visitors can observe the Perfumery team members as they go about their daily work in the Manufacturing Workshops and browse the Perfumery's products and offerings in its Gift Shop. For visitors interested in gaining some insight into just how special and spectacular the Burren's natural offerings are, a beautiful, locally-shot short film (free of charge) featuring the unique local flora and landscape of the Burren truly sets the scene. The Perfumery's Tea Rooms, which are open Summer-long, offer an opportunity to relax and unwind over a selection of freshly baked organic cakes, garden soups, tea, herbal teas and coffee, while visitors can also meander through and enjoy the Perfumery's organic show Garden.
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Off of R480 (into Carran) | Fahee North, Carran, Ireland
+353 65 708 9102
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

On a wet and miserable July afternoon we made our winding way to the perfumery. Once narrow roads are negotiated there's lots of parking. Beautiful buildings, great shop but the best is the tea room ... OMG the cakes are to die for!!! Organic ingredients...More

Thank janette k
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommended to us by Mary at Woodville walled garden, we headed here from our cottage near Loughrea on the way to the Cliffs of Moher. Very friendly welcome and after watching the very informative video, we were treated to demonstration and hands on experience of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place had been recommended to us by a friend and was a highlight of our Ballyvaughan stay. Hidden away from tourist coaches, the Perfumery was a haven of tranquility. After a short talk about the perfumery, we were able to sample the perfumes and...More

Thank Wendy K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely wee spot. Great cafe with small menu but delicious food - we had smoked mackerel and the homemade soup. Watched the soya candles being made and the short video. Beautiful design and lovely things, hidden in the burren but worth a visit.

Thank Bexswann45
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We received this recommendation from our Bed and Breakfast owner and boy are we glad we took her up on it. We spent 3 hours here believe it or not! First we watched the video which shows all the flowers of The Burren and then...More

Thank Robin P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a lovely place to visit. We enjoyed the shop looking and testing the beautiful products - and buying of course! We then walked around the pretty little garden. Unfortunately we didn't try the cafe as we had other sightseeing to do that day. I...More

Thank Cats41Nottingham
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff were terrific, telling us about all of the combinations of flowers and other scents that go into their products. We were welcome to sample them, walk around as they (the scents) played with our scents and then we made our purchases. We also...More

Thank Rose O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nine of us were pleasantly surprised that there was a guided tour. We learnt so much on the tour, and made our visit 'richer'. The owner was passionate about perfumery and herbs; and very informed. Overall a very pleasant experience of the guided tour, walk...More

Thank Ramnik B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can't visit the Perfumery without trying their Cafe. Their Apple Pie is brilliant. The girls in the Perfumery were very helpful and the puppy was adorable! It is an out of the way location but still popular. Lovely to get all the local aromas...More

Thank Judy J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hidden from sight there is the Burren Perfumery. Very tranquil and with a nice tea-room, it's a beautiful shop with workshops around them. During opening times the workshops have open doors (but with chains/ropes so you can't get in the way) so you can see...More

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28 November 2015|
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Response from MsRiley | Reviewed this property |
We only had cake which was gorgeous, but others meals looked v good. It is home made, locally produced and therefore a bit more expensive than standard pub/cafe fare, but worth every penny IMO.