All our lodges are in the heart of Doolin Village. It's possible to park up and walk safely to most of the local amenities. It-s just a one-minute walk from the pubs and restaurants on Fisherstreet.
Are the Lodges wheelchair accessible?
Both Fisherstreet and Castle View Lodges are on the ground floor. Fisherstreet Lodge has no step into the lodge, while there are two steps into Castle View Lodge. Ocean View Lodge is a multi-level property on a hill and has 12 steps up to the ground floor.
Is early Check-in possible?.
We try to be as flexible as possible, however, it takes a considerable amount of time to prepare each lodge after guests depart. We advise calling us prior to arrival in Doolin to check what time your lodge will be available.
The only way we can guarantee an early Check-in is if you reserve the previous night (if available). This allows you to come straight from the airport and into your lodge.
Can we drop off our luggage before Check-in?
Unfortunately, it is not possible to drop off your luggage prior to check-in.
Some guests who arrive early in Doolin got straight to the Cliffs of Moher first.
The visitor center provides a luggage storage area where you can leave luggage while you explore the cliffs.
What time are Check-in and Check-out?
Check-in Time at the Lodges is from 4:00 pm - 6:00 p.m. Later arrivals must be arranged in advance to allow is put arangements in place. Check-out Time is 10:30.
Can children stay at the lodges?
While infants under 12 months are welcome, unfortunately, we cannot accommodate children under 10 yrs old.
Do you provide breakfast?
Our "Breakfast in a Lodge" experience is available and can be booked separately.
We can deliver Breakfast to your Lodge, without disturbance, so that you and your guests can enjoy breakfast in the privacy and comfort of your Lodge.
Please contact us for more details.
Are there options to eat out for breakfast?
There are a number of cafes and restaurants where you can have breakfast or brunch, from a simple coffee and scone to a full Irish Breakfast.
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout each Lodge. You can expect speeds of 50 to 70 Mbps.
Will my US hairdryer or iron work in Ireland?
No, the electric supply in Ireland is at 220 volts. If you use a US hairdryer or iron it will trip out the power in your lodge.
Are there hairdryers in the Lodges?
A hairdryer is available in every bedroom in each lodge.
There is mass on Sundays in our local Catholic Church at 10:00 am.
How do the hot tubs work?
Our hot tubs are powered by electricity, most of which we generate on-site using solar panels. Our hot tubs are always pre-heated and ready for use when you check in.
Are there any restrictions on using the hot tubs?
We ask that all guests shower before using the hot tubs. Guests wearing fake tan or body creams are not permitted to use tHe hot tubs.
Are there restaurants in Doolin
There are many excellent places to eat in Doolin, from pub food to restaurants with Michelin Awards. A full list is available HERE
Do we need to make Dinner reservations?.
Most of the pubs and Cafes do not take reservations. For more high-end restaurants we do recommend making a reservation. Here is a list of Places to Eat in Doolin
How far are the lodges from the Cliffs of Moher?
The Cliffs of Moher visitor Experience is a 10 min drive away from our Lodges. Tickets are available at our Lodges. There is also a walking trail that starts at the Lodges and follows the full length of the Cliffs.
Is it possible to hike along the Cliffs of Moher?
There is a spectacular coastal walking trail that begins right outside our Lodges and will take you from Doolin along the Cliffs of Moher to the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience and on to Hags Head.
Are there guides for the hike along the Cliffs?
Our neighbor and Local Farmer Pat Sweeney organizes guided walks along the trail from Doolin to the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience. This walk needs to be pre booked, you can call Pat on 086 8229913, http://www.doolincliffwalk.com/.
Can I get to the Cliffs of Moher by Bus or Taxi?
The Bus Eireann 350 route runs from Doolin to the Cliffs of Moher every two hours. Tickets can be bought on the bus with cash. You can also get a taxi to teh Cliffs. For more details and numbers click here
Can I see the Cliffs of Moher from the ocean?
The local ferry company offers run hour-long trips from Doolin pier to the bottom of the Cliffs of Moher. Trips normally run from 12:00hrs to 17:00hrs. Evening cruises are the best time to experience the Cliffs.
Can I store luggage at the Cliffs of Moher?
Yes is possible to store luggage at the Cliffs of Moher. This is useful if your arrive early in Doolin before you lodge is ready for Check-in. You can store you luggage while exploring the Cliffs, before getting a taxi to Doolin.
Are there taxis available in Doolin?
Yes there are a number of local taxi drivers available. For more details and numbers click here
How do we get to the Aran Islands?
There are regular ferries from Doolin Pier to all te Aran Islands. Ferries run form early March to late October. We recommend Inis Oirr (the small island)
Is it possible to walk to Doolin Pier?
Doolin pier is a 10 to 15 minute walk from our Lodges. Its also possible to drive but you must pay for parking.
Are there ATMs in Doolin?
There are three ATMs in Doolin. One at Gus O'Connors Pub, one at Hotel Doolin, and one at the local shop.
Is there music every night in Doolin?
From Easter to October every pub will have live music. In the winter you will find music in at least one pub.
How many pubs are in Doolin?
There are four traditional pubs in Doolin. Gus O’Connor’s on Fisherstreet(2 minutes walk)
Fitzpatricks Pub, (5 minutes walk)Mc’Gann’s and Mc’Dermott’s (10 minutes walk).
How far are the Lodges from the Music Pubs?
There are six pubs and restaurants offering live traditional music in Doolin. Four of them are less than a 5-minute walk from the Lodges.
Is there a Golf Course in Doolin?
There is a Pitch and Putt course in Doolin Village. There are two golf courses in Lahich just a 15min drive away, including the famous links coarse.
Do you rent out single rooms?
We do not rent out individual rooms. We rent out luxury private lodges or vacation homes. Each lodge has a full kitchen, living area, and private outdoor terrace or deck with its own hot tub. For more details click here.
Is there a Grocery shop in Doolin
There is a small grocery shop in Doolin where you can get the basics. There are larger super markets in Ennistymon and Lisdoonvarna.
Spend some time in the Burren. The Burren is an amazing place. It is a karst limestone region of approximately 300 sq km starts at Doolin and extends to the north and east... It is composed of limestone pavements, which are eroded in a distinctive pattern known as karren. This pavement is crisscrossed by cracks known as grykes and underneath the pavement there are huge caves and rivers that suddenly flood when it rains. It contains dozens of megalithic tombs and Celtic crosses and a ruined Cistercian Abbey from the 12th century, Corcomroe. You can find villages abandoned since famine times and green roads on which you can walk for miles without ever seeing a car. And if you go in springtime you will find rare wildflowers such as gentian and orchids and bloody cranesbill.
BURREN NATIONAL PARK
The Burren National Park is located in the southeastern corner of the Burren and is approximately 1500 hectares in size. The Park land was bought by the Government for nature conservation and public access. It contains examples of all the major habitats within the Burren: Limestone Pavement, Calcareous Grassland, Hazel scrub, Ash/Hazel Woodland, Turloughs, Lakes, Petrifying Springs, Cliffs and Fen.The word "Burren" comes from an Irish word "Boíreann" meaning a rocky place. This is an extremely appropriate name when you consider the lack of soil cover and the extent of exposed Limestone Pavement. However it has been referred to in the past as "Fertile rock" due to the mixture of nutrient rich herb and floral species.
BURREN AND CLIFFS OF MOHER UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARK
Doolin is situated within the The Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark.
Rich in heritage and culture, this area received the highly valuable UNESCO Global Geopark designation in March 2016. Geoparks are regions with outstanding natural and cultural heritage where people and organisations work together to ensure a cared-for landscape, better understood heritage, well-managed tourism and vibrant communities. Visitors to the Geopark can learn how the unique Burren limestone was formed over 300 million years ago and about the influence it has had on farming and local life. Within the Geopark 11 Geosites (sites of geological importance), a distinctive national park, numerous walking and cycling trails as well as an award-winning food trail.Visitors are requested to ‘Leave No Trace’ of their visit to the Burren, in order to conserve this treasured landscape. .