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Catering for people in the burren for over 200 years

The Restaurant is now closed for the 2019 season and will open again on April 1st 2020

Traditional Music session every Friday Night in the Pub

Located in the Burren mountians overlooking the largest Turlough in Europe.


Cassidys of Carron have been catering for people in the heart of the Burren for over 200 years and is renowned for its freshly prepared quality food and dedication to good value.  Situated in a former Police Barracks this authentic old world pub and restaurant overlooks the world famous Carron Turlough (disappearing lake) and over 4000 acres of lunar like Burren landscape.


The ideal location to start or end a Burren walk, Cassidys offers safe parking and a three minute stroll will take you to the top of the Burren with views over Clare, Galway Bay and City.

Traditional music and song sessions every Friday night all year round.

Catering for Wedding's, Parties and all Social Events.

For more Information on Music Sessions, Weekly Dinner Specials or Reservations call 065 7089109.


+353 (65) 708 9109




Main St.
Co. Clare, Ireland

GPS: 53.034844, -9.076845



Restaurant Hours/(Pub):

M-Th 12pm–9pm (11:30pm)
F-Sa 12pm–9pm  (12:30am)
Su 11a–8pm          (11pm)


A selection of Local Craft Beers, Selected Wines as well as our Premium Gin's & Whiskeys




Historic Public House and Restaurant

Established 1830

Carron R.I.C. Station (Royal Irish Constabulary) was built for the British forces in the 180's to patrol the high Burren.

It was operated by the R.I.C. until April 3rd 1920 when it was attacked and burned by the Irish Volunteers, it lay in ruin until 1926 when it was rebuilt and used as a Garda Barracks until it was closed in 1955 in more peaceful times.

The Cassidy family have owned and operated a licensed Pub and Grocery business in Carron since 1830, (Unlicensed, since 1797). In 1956 it was moved from the original premises (now rebuilt as self-catering accommodation) when this station came for sale.

The day room (office) is now our public bar and all the woodwork and furnishings are made of wood from the old station. The door adjacent to the fireplace is the original lock up cell door.

The view from the back window overlooks the largest Turlough (disappearing lake) in Europe.  In the winter it is a lake covering 200 acres, 5 meters deep, and in the summer it is the light brown coloured area of grass in the valley between the green fields and the grey limestone pavement.  It flows into an underground cave on the southern end which takes it under the mountain to Kilnaboy where it emerges to join the river Fergus.  It will fill or disappear in 3 days depending on the weather.

Because of the terrain and land ownership "Goats" have always played a large part in the lives of the people in this area.  Kid meat (Mionain), goat’s milk and goat’s cheese were the traditional food, so we are proud to include some Burren Mionain dishes on our menu.

The beef we use is Shorthorn, reared on our own farm, any meat we cannot supply is produced (not just processed) on Irish Farms in the Republic of Ireland and from local butchers where possible. Our lettuces are grown by Celtic Salads in New Quay and vegetables are supplied by Green Acres in Ennis.

We hope you enjoy our home cooking, baking and Burren hospitality.

                CASSIDY'S in 1956

                CASSIDY'S in 1956

Green Route is 6km (Not Shown on this Map) - Map across from Pub

Turlough Loop

Walking Group Special:

Walking groups of 8 or more qualify for our €20 Meal Deal Special. This includes Tea/Coffee & Soup/Scones before your walk then a Main Course & Dessert, Tea/Coffee afterwards.

Contact the pub now (065-7089109) to book your group in, make sure to mention the website to avail of this offer.

Call +353 (65) 708-9109    Email:
Reservation advisable for parties of 6 or more.

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Weddings At Cassidy's

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