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 to Ennis that will get you to Doolin in about three hours. All our Lodges are in Doolin village and just a short walk from Doolin's famous pubs, many restaurants and at the start of the Doolin Cliff Trail.
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
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Doolin in one hour north west of Shannon Airport , two hours south of Ireland West Airport Knock, and three and a half hours south west of Dublin Airport. There is motor-way from Dublin and Shannon Airports to Ennis which is just over 30 minutes from Doolin.
There are a number of business locally offering airport transfers, private chauffeur services and tours.
The following local drivers offer taxi services. If possible its best to give them a few hours notice.
The Bus Eireann 350 route runs six times a day each way from Galway City to Ennis. The route follows the Wild Atlantic Way stopping of in Doolin at the Cliffs of Moher. If traveling from Dublin there are hourly coaches that run directly from the airport to Galway City. Alternately you can catch a train from Dublin city centre to the bus station in Galway.
There is also a regular bus service from Shannon airport to Ennis.
Car hire is available at all airports and in Galway city.
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.
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.
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.
This is a very secenic along the Wild Atlantic Way from Galway to Doolin via Kinvara and Ballyvaughan. Allow 1.5 hrs driving time.