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Coming from Doolin, Fanore and Ennistymon, it is very easy to recognize the Roadside Tavern. See for yourself:
The gable was painted by Jim Ricks who is doing a lot of projects in the west of Ireland, the latest being the Truth Booth.
The Roadside Tavern is located on the Doolin Road leaving Lisdoonvarna, just 50m from the square.
Our GPS Coordinates are: N53.02851 W9.29082
How to get to the Roadside Tavern (headquarters of Burren Tolkien Society) by car/coach:
Finding us is fairly easy - Lisdoonvarna is a small town!Or if you have a GPS: N53.02851 W9.29082
Coming from the south (Ennis/Cliffs of Moher/Corofin):
You enter the town via a small bridge, then go up the hill past the Hydro Hotel on your left. You will come to a junction at a small square. On the corner on your left will be a Chinese restaurant. Here you turn left into the road that will bring you past the Roadside Tavern. About 300 m up the road, you will find a carpark on your left where you can leave your vehicle and walk a few metres back to the pub. Should you come to a roundabout, you will have missed the turn-off! You will have to turn back and take the next road right.
Coming from the north (Galway, Ballyvaughan):
The N67 will bring you right into the town centre of Lisdoonvarna. You will come to a junction at a small square. On the corner on your right will see a Chinese restaurant. Here you turn right into the road that will bring you past the Roadside Tavern, our own red pub. About 300 m up the road, you will find a carpark on your left where you can leave your vehicle and walk a few metres back to the pub past the Burren Smokehouse.
How to get to the Roadside Tavern by sustainable transport:
As an incentive for using an alternative way of getting to and around the Burren, we offer you a taster of our three Burren Brewery beers if you can prove that you used either public transport or some other sustainable way of travelling to Lisdoonvarna (bicycle, horse, feet...).
Coming from the south: Bus Eireann - regional service 337 Limerick to Doolin:starting from Limerick to Lisdoonvarna via Ennis, Corofin, Kilfenora, Ennistymon and the Cliffs of Moher. (Service operating daily from 30 May to 26 September)
Coming from the north: Bus Eireann - regional service 432 Galway to Doolin:starting from Galway to Lisdoonvarna, via Kilcolgan, Kinvara, Ballyvaughan and Fanore (daily service)
For more information, please go to Bus Eireann.ie
Another way of getting to us is by Clare Accessible Transport.
For more information on getting to Lisdoonvarna and the Burren from outside Ireland, please visit the Burren EcoTourism website. You can also use Google Maps below to view our location below and get full driving directions.