Gourmet Tasting & Tour
A tour through the Burren Smokehouse in Lisdoonvarna, coupled with a delectable tasting, is a gourmand’s dream. And it is offered only in conjunction with Authentic Ireland.
Lisdooonvarna is a small village but even if you were in bustling New York, you’d know you were somewhere extraordinary as soon as you arrived. Rising from cobbled stones is a sculpted, mosaic salmon. Tall and glorious, he flips his tail in the air. The Great Salmon, almost mythic, bounces opalescent sea colors off his skin, swirling them in the light. The sight will stop you in your tracks. Perfect... Turn toward the door of the Burren Smokehouse and step inside. You’ve entered an element of delicious taste, beauty, and scent.
The Burren Smokehouse was opened in 1989 by Birgitta and Peter Curtin. As with most family businesses, you’ll immediately become aware of the pride and attention to detail that sets their products apart. They carefully source organic, raw materials for their smoked salmon, mackerel, trout, eel and fresh farm cheese. Winning awards, year after year, their products are the finest of their kind in Europe and North America
After a tour, there’s a tasting. This is an exceptional experience for those with a trained palate, and for those who simply delight in exquisite food that’s lovingly prepared. You’ll also find local crafts and a visitor’s center here. Upon leaving the Smokehouse, you’ll walk with the owner to the nearby, historic roadside tavern and dine together.
Looking for renewal of your senses, and an overall feeling of well-being? Come to Lisdoonvarna with Authentic Ireland, and delight in this hidden gem.
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Our Ireland vacation was a most enjoyable one. The self driven tour was everything we expected and more. Every B&B provided excellent service and the accommodations were top notch. Jordan was able accommodate our request to include a trip to Inishturk island. My wife was able to make contact with relatives she met for the first time. We are so thankful to Jordan for planning everything and making the adjustments we needed. Excellent service! We will definitely recommend Authentic Ireland to our friends.
“A magical vacation”
Maggie set up an incredible itinerary. We stayed in beautiful hotels and experienced amazing sites that covered a wide array of the best that Ireland has to offer. She worked with me to customize the trip and the information she sent made negotiating the travel and choosing sites to visit very easy. There was not a single glitch. I recommend using Authentic Ireland without reservation.
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My wife and I wanted to take a trip to the British Isles for our 25th anniversay. We used Authentic Ireland to help plan our itinerary for 12 days in London, Edinburgh, and various locations in Ireland. Kati Lepisto, from AI, arranged for all of our lodging as well as the rental car in Ireland. She included a tour of the Scottish Highlands, and also recommended other activities to round out our trip. Everything worked out perfectly.
All of the hotels recommended by Kati were wonderful, and I was impressed with her thorough and helpful communication both before and during our trip.
Thank you Kati and Authentic Ireland!
Jordan and the staff at Authentic Ireland listened to our needs and planned a fantastic trip for us . We did the self drive and had no problems what so ever including, all hotels, B&B, Car and pre Paid sightseeing. We did a southern loop including Dublin, Kilkenny, Cork county, Kalarney, the western coasts up to Galway and Connemara. venturing off the beaten path was the best of all. Get yourself lost on a country road and stop to talk to local farmers..They love it and provide great advice for a few secret spots! Thanks again Jordan. We will use and recommend you in the future!
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