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The Burren Storehouse

Cook with Fire - Burren Storehouse



The Burren Storehouse is the new music and food venue, a place to watch sport events and more right next door to the Roadside Tavern! It was inaugurated in May 2015 when the Burren Slow Food Festival Banquet was held here.

We have had weddings, birthday parties, conferences, sport and film screenings, banquets, festivals and much more in this wonderful, light and airy venue - the coolest place to be in Clare!


There is a string of gigs lined up for the summer and autumn months of 2017, so watch out for those below and on our Live Music & Events page!


We are offering great food in the Burren Storehouse:

Wood-fired artisan pizzas with amazing toppings; chargrilled foods from our indoor charcoal grill - the menu changes every night but it is always locally sourced ingredients like fish, shellfish, artisan local meats and poultry, and hand-cut chips.

Our pastry chef do their magic with desserts like Tiramisu, Brownies and Eton Mess.


We also have a variety of cocktails on offer, and one of the biggest ranges of Irish Gins!

And of course fresh from the microbrewery, the Burren Brewery, next door: Burren Black, Burren Gold and Burren Red.


Opening Times in October 2017:

Mon - Fri: Closed
Sat & Sun from 1pm - 10pm

Closing for the season after 31 October 2017.









New Year's Eve Party Burren Storehouse


31 December 2017
from 8pm

THE party in North Clare will be taking place in the Burren Storehouse!

Starting at 8pm, we will have a wonderful buffet meal which will equip us for the rest of the night, when we will be dancing the night away to live music and DJ. 

What a great way to say good-bye to 2017 and hello to 2018! Enjoy the company of your friends old and new, and the great variety of drinks, from Burren Brewery beers to Irish Gins, cocktails and of course wine and bubbly. 

Donations from proceeds will go to the Lisdoonvarna playground.

Tickets: €20 - available beforehand in the Roadside Tavern. 




First Annual Irish Old Time Appalachian Music Gathering in Burren StorehouseThe First Annual Irish Old Time Appalachian Music Gathering

16 to 18 February 2018

We are very excited to announce the First Irish Old Time Gathering convening on 16-18 February 2018, with the intention of bringing together Appalachian music enthusiasts from across Ireland, and also welcoming experienced old-time musicians from the US and UK.

Just as in the Appalachian music tradition in the US, this will be a gathering of musicians rather than a festival with paid performers. The core activity will be jam sessions, with musicians from across the country meeting up to play and swap tunes. 

In addition, we expect to have a number of visiting musicians from the US and UK, veterans of the Old Time scene, able to share their experience. One of our organizers, Bob Denton, who grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains playing traditional musc, won first place in the banjo competition at the National Old Time Fiddle Contest and Festival in Weiser, Idaho in 2016. He has also won ribbons at the Galax and Union Grove fiddlers conventions.

There will be workshops available for those who wish to brush up their fiddle and banjo repertoire, or learn some dance steps. On Saturday evening there will be a barn dance with a caller.

As is the customs with these festivals, there is no programme set in stone - we go with the flow and preferences of the participants.  We  are  also  allowing  for  some  folks  who  may  just  want  to  play  music, and others that may also want to brush up their skills and repertoire.

As a rough outline, this is what we have in mind:

Friday evening (7pm to midnight)
Warm-up jam sessions. Join as you arrive, meet up with friends or make new ones.

Saturday (up to 6pm)
Jams  can  start  up  in  a  number  of  locations  in  and  around  the  Roadside  Tavern,  depending  on  numbers and preferences.

Workshops   will   be   offered   on   fiddle   and   banjo.   (We   may   add   workshops   on   mandolin   and   guitar accompaniment if there is demand.) A small charge will be made for attending these.

Saturday Evening
in Burren  Storehouse,  next  to  the  Roadside  Tavern. Free  to registered  participants. 

•Dan Levenson – talk and performance (19.00) by this renowned master of OT music

8pm to 10pm
• Barn Dance
• Jam sessions to follow

Sunday morning 10.30am to 1pm 
• Jam sessions
• We may have a dance workshop, depending on demand

Sunday afternoon 
More sessions!

The main venues will be the Roadside Tavern and the adjoining Burren Storehouse, located just off the main street in Lisdoonvarna. 

The cost for the weekend is just €15 euros per participant, or €10 for those registering by 15 January 2018. The cost of workshops to be announced. Non-participants may attend the barn-dance and listen to jam sessions for €10 on Saturday night (from 8pm).

Registration, audio examples and more info can be found on the Irish Old time website and on Facebook.

Irish Old Time Music Festival at Burren Storehouse







Previous gigs and events:


Ben Reel Band Burren Storehouse

Ben Reel Band

Saturday 30 September 2017 from 9pm

No stranger to Lisdoonvarna, we are very happy to announce that Ben Reel and his band will be returning to the Burren Storehouse to delight us with their music.

Extract from their website (where you can also listen to his music):

'Ben is a singer-songwriter from South Armagh with a mighty band behind  him,  the sound is sometimes reminiscent of Dylan and The Band.' - Dai Jeffries ( May 2015  ****

Free admission as usual.




Isolated Frequency playing Burren StorehouseIsolated Frequency

Saturday 9 September 2017,
Saturday 16 September 2017 and
Saturday 23 September 2017
from 9pm

Isolated Frequency will be playing for three consecutive Saturday nights in September from 9pm in the Burren Storehouse!

They are a class cover band who will be playing all our favourite songs - just the ticket for a Saturday night at the Matchmaking Festival.

Free admission!



A Band Called Wanda in the Burren StorehouseA BAND CALLED WANDA

The lads from Galway are fabulous musicians who have played lots of times in the Roadside Tavern, and now in the Burren Storehouse.

Having built a name for themselves on the Irish music scene through high-profile support slots to the likes of David Gray, Alabama 3, Stornoway, The Saw Doctors, The Hothouse Flowers and Johnny Flynn, they are now considered one of the most exciting and promising new acts coming on to the Irish Music scene, and are creating quite a stir with their own brand of exciting, melodic "Folk 'n Roll".

Listen to them here



Dirty Cello at the Burren StorehouseDIRTY CELLO
Sunday 16th July 2017 from 2pm


Lively music for your lunch!

Lou Fancher from the Oakland Magazine wrote about the Dirty Cello:

"Dirty Cello's music is all over the map: funky, carnival, romantic, sexy, tangled, electric, fiercely rhythmis, and textured, and only occasionally classic."

That says it all. Or not. You might have to come and experience their music for yourself!


Click here to listen to Dirty Cello on Youtube










Sam Evans & Friends

Sunday 23 July 2017
from 2pm

Sam Evans and his Friends are no strangers to Lisdoonvarna and the Roadside Tavern.

They will play just in time for your late lunch!

Listen to them here:






Lions Rugby Match All BlacksLions Tour 2017

1 July 2017 at 8.35am AND
8 July 2017

Watch the second and third test games in the Lions New Zealand Tour in the Burren Storehouse!

We have the breakfast to go with it: Breakfast pizza fresh out of the oven!




Lions Rugby Match All BlacksLions Tour 2017


24 June 2017 at 8.35am

Watch the first of the first of the test games in the Lions New Zealand Tour in the Burren Storehouse!

We have the breakfast to go with it: Breakfast pizza fresh out of the oven!



Burren Tolkien Society Festival
Saturday 24th June 2017

A day full of Talks, Beer Launch, Craft Demonstrations, Live Music and Middle Earth-themed Food


Welcome and Launch of Hobbit Ale by Peter Curtin

"Arms and Uniforms during the Irish War of Independence" by David Swift of Claíomh

"The Burren as a source of inspiration" by archaeologist Shane Delaney

Presentation by award-winning make-up, prosthetics, prop and model making expert Mark Maher

Viking Age material culture by David Swift of Claíomh

Keynote talk on Tolkien expert Liam Campbell and Herbalist Lisa Guinan


Spontaneous storytelling with music by Katja Machleidt
The audience sets the scene, music will be played, questions will be asked and the answers woven into the tapestry of the unfolding story... the magic adventure.

The evening will conclude with indie music DJs from the legendary Termites Club.

David Swift of Claíomh will be demonstrating traditional leather craft working throughout the day.

During the festival, the unique Hobbit Ale will be exclusively available, and the event will feature a Middle Earth inspired menu.

Everybody is encouraged to don a costume.



Lions Team Rugby Maori All Blacks

Lions Tour 2017

17 June 2017 at 8.35am

Watch the first of the major club level games in the Lions New Zealand Tour in the Burren Storehouse!

Guaranteed to wake you up - and we have the breakfast to go with it: Full Irish Breakfast fresh off the charcoal grill!


Ben Reel Band

17 June 2017 from 9pm

No stranger to Lisdoonvarna, we are very happy to announce that Ben Reel and his band will be returning to the Burren Storehouse to delight us with their music.

Extract from their website (where you can also listen to his music):

'Ben is a singer-songwriter from South Armagh with a mighty band behind  him,  the sound is sometimes reminiscent of Dylan and The Band.' - Dai Jeffries ( May 2015  ****

Free admission as usual.



Ruaile Buaile at Burren Storehouse TG4Ruaile Buaile

THURSDAY 15 June 2017 

with added bonuses of TG4 filming
and the auction of a Rugby jersey signed
by the 2017 Lions Team!


The Ruaile Buaile boys are taking their influence from their Celtic rock and trad roots, Niall, Jack, Arthur, and Shane have decided to put their own unique stamp on one of the most well-known songs ever to top the Irish charts, 'Maniac 2000'! And they've done it in style.

Originally a number one for Mark McCabe in the first year of the noughties, the midlands men have transformed it into a musical lifeforce for a new generation, with a banjo-driven intensity which also highlights the band's own high-energy spirit, as well as the obvious sense of enjoyment they take from being in each other's company and entertaining fans.  They also appeared on the Ray d'Arcy Show.

Listen to them here!

There will be an auction at the gig - proceeds going to charity!

This jersey signed by the members of 2017 Lions rugby team will be auctioned off to the highest bidder on the night of the Ruaile Buaile gig. The proceeds go to MS Ireland. Paul and Karen McGovern are on an MS Ireland fundraising walk from Mizen Head to Malin Head which will take them seven weeks. They will be staying in Lisdoonvarna that night and attend the gig and the auction. Paul is suffering from progressive MS himself - and this walk is a great commitment and achievement for both of them so we want to support them in any which way possible, and hopefully you, too!

TG4 will film at this gig, so if you want to be on TV and part of an exciting event, you better turn up!

- Free admission -


Burren Brewery Craft Beer Festival
Sat 27 & Sun 28 May 2017

Eight amazing craft beers will be brewed in the Burren Brewery next door to the Burren Storehouse by Peter Curtin, Master Brewer. You will have the opportunity to taste some or all of them (tasting portions), or just drink them as they come.

These will be the beers on offer - four of them are specially and uniquely brewed for this festival! So don't miss your chance to taste them:

Burren Blonde Ale
Burren Red Ale
Burren Grut Beer
Burren Wild Yeast Beer
Burren Wild Honey Beer
Burren Gold Lager
Burren Black Trad Stout
Burren Chocolate Stout

We will also offer a wide variety of mouth-watering locally sourced foods, pizzas and charcoal grilled delicacies. Cooking with Fire!

Saturday 27 May 2017

at 4pm
Discussion with experts about "The Future of Beer".

From 7.30pm
Live Music - Beer Tastings - Cooking with Fire and Street Food

From 10.30pm
Live music with Isolated Frequency


Sunday 28 May 2017

Jazz Lunch -
Enjoy your lunch with our much loved trio of musicians playing in the background.





Sunday 21 May 2017 at 2pm

Fancy a very lively lunch?

The pizza will be hopping up and down on your plate, in rhythm with the beats of this slightly (in the best possible way) crazy band!

Admission is free, so grab your friends and family, and come to the Burren Storehouse this Sunday. 

Listen to them here!

Best Lunch in North Clare! Freshly baked pizzas, locally sourced foods of the day cooked on the charcoal grill - AND... the biggest Gin Bar in the county... Do you need any more reasons to come!?






Irish Gin Bar at the Burren Storehouse
















Launch of the IRISH GIN BAR

13 May 2017
just before the Burren Slow Food Banquet at 6.45pm

Marvel at the 40 Gins which we will have gathered for the unique Gin Bar at the Burren Storehouse! Also available after the Burren Slow Food Banquet, of course...!



Burren Slow Food Banquet at the Burren Storehouse

Burren Slow Food Banquet
13 May 2017
starting at 7pm

Every year as part of the Burren Slow Food Festival, we have a banquet to celebrate the best of foods produced in our beautiful part of the country.

Chef David McCaffrey and his team will do his magic to delight everybody’s taste buds. The menu will provide a good balance between meat and seafood.

There will be live music by the very lively "The Fake McCoys"!

Early booking is essential for this event.

Get your tickets here!



Father Ted Festival at the Burren Storehouse











Father Ted Festival 2017
Friday 28 April to Sunday 30 April 2017

For the first time ever, the (in)famous Father Ted Festival will be held in the Burren Storehouse!
We are very proud to host this iconic event.

Open to all Father Teds, Father Dougal McGuires, Mrs Doyles and generally Craggy Island fans are the
following happenings in the evening:

Friday 28th April
9.30pm - Music with the Spinmaster and Father Ted related quiz questions
Admission free

Saturday 29th April
6pm - Matchmaking with Willie Daly, Ireland’s only matchmaker (free admission)
8pm - All Priests and Nuns Karaoke and Fancy Dress contest (*)
10pm - Lovely Girls contest followed by DJ till late (contestants welcome!) (*)

(*) Admission: Events from 8pm €10 on the door

Sunday 30th April
6pm - Matchmaking with Willie Daly, Ireland’s only matchmaker
9pm - Golden Cleric Awards and Talent Contest
10pm - Live music with the Hairy Babies
Admission free




Charity Dinner in aid of local Alzheimer Charity

On Thursday, 6th October 2016, the Burren Storehouse in conjunction with the Burren Smokehouse will be hosting a dinner dubbed #SightForHungryEyes, the net income of which will go to the Clare branch of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland. Mark this day in your diary as it will be not only a culinary event. Chef and owner of La Giacoma, Cristina Giacomelli, and Luciano Tona will prepare what they call a ‘Splash dish’, i.e. a dish that symbolises the spirit of the project, generally a starter using local produce, while the local chef - our onw Viv Kelly from Kieran's Kitchen - decides on the rest of the menu. For this dinner, we can expect a delicious and surprising Irish-Italian menu.

During the evening Manuela Spinelli, who brought the project to Ireland, and Luciano will introduce the project, and guests will have the opportunity to purchase a pair of glasses, specifically designed by La Giacoma.

The net income from the sale of the glasses will be donated to the Clare branch of the Alzheimer Society. More information as to how this combination of food and glasses came about can be found on the Eventbrite page.

The dinner is a ticketed event in the Burren Storehouse, the fabulous and welcoming new venue next to the Roadside Tavern in Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare. The price is €60 per per person including the wine, and can be booked on Eventbrite.












Three Chefs - Irish-American collaboration

 World-famous chefs
Kevin Thornton - Jamie Simpson - Enda McEvoy
coming to the Burren Storehouse

If you are interested in food, in a wholesome approach to same and in the philosophy behind real food, then this event is a Must for you. This is the first event of its kind.

Three emerging and Michelin-star chefs are going to converge in Lisdoonvarna's Burren Storehouse very soon for a spectacular evening of cookery demos, talks and food philosophy.

This full evening event will take place in the Burren Storehouse next to the Roadside Tavern on Friday, 11th March 2016, starting with a welcome drink and canapés provided by the members of the Burren Food Trail. Then Jamie Simpson will give a presentation about the Culinary Vegetable Institute (Ohio). Jamie and Enda McEvoy will then design and cook the meal that will be eaten by the 60 attendees afterwards.

Towards the end of the meal, Kevin Thornton will be holding a Question & Answer session, mc'd by John McKenna.

Some of the produce and products will be provided by the Burren Smokehouse and the Burren Brewery, and the vegetables will be shipped over from the Culinary Vegetable Institute in Ohio.

John McKenna from John and Sally McKenna's Guides and well-kown fighter for real food will be the presenter and MC of the evening which is co-organised by Birgitta Hedin Curtin and Jody Eddy, a travel writer and published author, and culinary tour organiser to name just a few of her job titles.

This high-profile, first ever and one-off event will put the Burren Storehouse, Lisdoonvarna and Ireland on the culinary world map!

Event details:

When:            Friday 11th March 2016 from 5pm
Where:           Burren Storehouse (next to the Roadside Tavern), Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare