A Taste Of Tolkien In The Burren

An annual festival celebrating the life and work of J.R.R Tolkien and his connection to the Burren will be held in Lisdoonvarna this Saturday (April 7th).

The free event, ‘A taste of Tolkien’ which takes place in the Burren Storehouse, will also include talks on archaeology, Viking and medieval imagery, herbal tonics, and an introduction to smoking fish.

There will also be workshops on healing journeys and an interactive storytelling session for children.


This year’s event is being organised by Sophie Delaney of the ‘Burren Tolkien Society’ and hosted by Peter Curtin of the Roadside Tavern/Burren Storehouse, who started the festival in 2013.

Peter joined Gavin live on air to talk about the event.