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Burren Perfumery

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Address: Off of R480 (into Carran), Carran, Ireland
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+353 65 708 9102
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Free Admission. Open daily all year. Working factory. Free Film....

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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We always call in here each time we are in Ireland. A little off the beaten track but it is well worth the visit. You may purchase soaps, creams, shampoos, perfumes, organic teas... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
eunice h
Chorley, United Kingdom
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We always call in here each time we are in Ireland. A little off the beaten track but it is well worth the visit. You may purchase soaps, creams, shampoos, perfumes, organic teas etc from the main shop. All are made on site with nothing nasty in them to cause irritations etc. I usually buy' Frond' but have now taken... More 

Thank eunice h
Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Do not be deceived by the sign off the ballyvaughan road, 13km or so.... suggesting a slight detour, but the road is narrow, windy, with a distracting view, and more twists than a bad novel. But it is worth the drive to find this gem. An oasis of calm, fragrance, cottage industry, local culture. And producing top class cosmetics to... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After years of making the effort to get to the Burren perfumery, and buy products, and use the cafe, if today had been my first visit, I wouldn't go back. And indeed, due to poor service, put 94.00 worth of products back on the shelf, and left. Here is why. We wanted to check a product that we had ordered... More 

Thank John G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was already on a day trip with Atlantic Way Day Tours when our driver spontaneously decided we should have a look in here before continuing on our trip to the Cliffs of Moher and honestly, was I ever impressed with this place. It was absolutely amazing in every way, with friendly staff, beautiful little buildings, beautiful (ORGANIC) products that... More 

Thank Hailey R
Kinsale, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautifully located complex with a simple and pure range of products that was hard not to resist. You are greeted in the shop with a 10 min video about the natural treasures that can be found in the burren and how they have been crafted into a range of products.

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

The minute I learned about an Irish perfumery, I knew I had to visit. It's smack in the middle of the Buren, which was its whole reason for being. The founder wanted to use the native plants in this barren land to create native fragrances and while today's perfumes are not exclusively made of the local flora, many of its... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

I found the Perfumery eighteen months ago and couldn't wait to return to do some research, be inspired and procure products. I had the shop to myself for nearly an hour--a great way to learn and ask questions. The ten minute video introducing you to the burren is not to be missed. I hired a driver, Tony Woods from Ennis... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful and scenic drive to it! I go to fanore beach every summer and stop here at least twice a year on the way down! Was a lovely day out when me and my friends go for a drive and have some coffee in the cafe here aswel.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

It is a worthwhile stop if you are exploring the Burren. Would suggest you go during the times when the tea room and demonstrations are taking place, neither of which were during our trip. Nice products, and they ship to US.

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Prospect Park, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Nice stop when touring north clare. It has many natural products and the staff was very helpful in answering any questions you have.

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