Located on the edge of the Burren, Kilfenora is home to The Burren Archaeological Centre. The Centre opened in 1975 and contains a wealth of descriptive material about various aspects of the Burren, it’s geology, scenery, flora and fauna.
The Kilfenora Ceili Band is one of Ireland’s most famous ceili bands. A group of musicians had come together in 1907 with the intention of raising funds for the local church and to play at local houses or cross road dances.
They went on to become a household name in Ireland and beyond. The members of the band changed over the years but their special brand of traditional dance music was – and still is – extremely popular.
Kilfenora Cathedral, which is partly in ruins, dates from the 12th century and three high crosses from the site have recently been conserved and are now in display in the reroofed transept; amongst them the Doorty Cross.
Kilfenora and its environs have much to offer. Less than 10km to the northeast of the village on the way to Ballyvaughan stands the Poulnabrone portal dolmen (2500BC). With its flat capstone tilted upwards resting on its bearers, it’s an instantly recognizable symbol of the Burren.