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Location

Doolin is located on the Wild Atlantic Way; one hour North West of Shannon Airport beside the Cliffs of Moher, the Burren and, the Aran Islands. There is a motorway from Dublin that will get you to within 30 minutes of Doolin.

Address: Sea View House, Fisherstreet, Doolin, Ennis, Co Clare, Ireland. V95CC6V

Co-ordinates: GPS: 53 00.73" North -9 23.065" West
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds: 53° 00'44" North 09° 23'03" West
What Three Words: islander.summon.strays

By Air

Doolin in one hour north west of Shannon Airport and approximately three and a half hours from Dublin Airport.

 

By Car

Do not follow Google Maps!

Do yourself a favour while travelling through Ireland; do not follow the route provided to you by Google Maps. It is a great service but despite having their European headquarters in Dublin, Google does not understand Irish roads. If you use their route finder it will take you via the shortest route but that will mean you will end up on some of our skinny L or Local, roads which will make you trip a lot more challenging. Stick to the M, N and R roads and avoid the L roads where possible. Use google as a tool to know where you are but do not use it to tell you where to go.

Dublin to Doolin M7, M18 Limerick and Ennis

This route brings you to Limerick on the M7, then Ennis on the M18 before heading to Doolin. The first three hours are on motorway and the last half hour is mostly on a good N road. This is the easiest route and the one we use ourselves. Allow 3.5 hrs driving time.

  • Leave Dublin Airport in the direction of the M1 (Signposted Dublin)
  • Leave the M1 at junction 1 and join the M50. (Signposted Other Routes Southbound)
  • Leave the M50 at junction 9 and head for the M7 (signposted Limerick)
  • The M7 connects directly with the M18 via the Limerick Tunnel (no lefts or rigts)
  • Pass Bunratty, Shannon and Dromoland.
  • Take junction 12 of the M18 to Ennis.
  • Follow the signs for Ennistymon-N85 going straight through all the roundabouts. At the last roundabout take a left onto the N85 heading to Ennistymon.
  • Drive staright through Ennistymon towards Lisdoonvarna on the N67.
  • At the 4th crossroads turn left onto the R478. This road will bring you to Doolin and the Cliffs of Moher.
  • After about 2-3 miles you come to a cross roads and a Gas Station. Turn right down the hill towards the sea.
  • At the crossroads at the bottom of the hill turn left following the signs for Doolin pier.
  • After half a mile you will see Seaview House up on a hill to your left across the river from O'Connors pub.

Dublin to Doolin by M6, N67 Galway Ballyvaughan

This route brings you to Galway and down the Wild Atlantic Way from Galway to Doolin via Kinvara and Ballyvaughan. The first two hours are on motorway and the last hour is on narrow country roads. Its very secenic but if you are just off a flight you would be better coming via the M7. Allow 3.5 hrs driving time.

  • Leave Dublin Airport in the direction of the M1 (Signposted Dublin)
  • Leave the M1 at junction 1 and join the M50. (Signposted Other Routes Southbound)
  • Leave the M50 at junction 7 and head for the M4 (signposted Sligo, Westport, Galway)
  • Leave the M4 at junction 11 taking the M6 to Galway.
  • At junction 19 turn onto the N18 (signposted Oranmore Limerick).
  • Continue on the N18 out of Galway turning right in the village of Kilcolgan onto the N67 to join the Wild Atlantivc Way. Stay on the N67 as far as Ballyvaughan.
  • In Ballyvaughan turn right and follow the coast road from Ballyvaughan, eventually turning right towards Doolin, after 15 miles.
  • Stay on this road and you will eventually pass a hotel and church.
  • Continue on for another mile and you will see Sea View House up on a hill to your left across the river from O'Connors pub.

Galway to Doolin

This is a very secenic along the Wild Atlantic Way from Galway to Doolin via Kinvara and Ballyvaughan. Allow 1.5 hrs driving time.

  • Take the N18 out of Galway turning right in the village of Kilcolgan onto the N67 to join the Wild Atlantivc Way. Stay on the N67 as far as Ballyvaughan.
  • In Ballyvaughan turn right and follow the coast road from Ballyvaughan, eventually turning right towards Doolin, after 15 miles.
  • Stay on this road and you will eventually pass a hotel and church.
  • Continue on for another mile and you will see Sea View House up on a hill to your left across the river from O'Connors pub.