Doolin, once a quiet fishing village tucked away on the north-west coast of Clare, has become a veritable mecca for fans of traditional music from all over the world and has established for itself an international reputation unequalled anywhere on this island. It might be said that Doolin is to Irish traditional music what New Orleans is to traditional jazz.
Doolin is located within the Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, there is so much to do here.
Hiking the Cliffs of Moher:
On our door step is the Doolin Cliff Walk, a spectacular coastal walking trail that will take you from Doolin along the Cliffs and all the way to Hags Head.Read More
The also Burren offers you many trails. You can find villages abandoned since famine times and green roads on which you can walk for miles without ever seeing a car.Read More
Ferries run from Doolin Pier to each of the Aran Islands and to the bottom of the Cliffs of Moher. Get a 10% discount on all ferry tickets here.
Inis Oirr (the smallest of the Aran Islands) is only a 30 minute ferry trip away from Doolin and is perfect for a day trip. Three miles off the coast of Doolin, the Aran Islands, are rich in the language, culture, geology, archaeology and heritage of Ireland.
The islands offer great peace and tranquillity, weathered monuments on awesome cliffs, great labyrinths of limestone, meandering walls, patchwork fields, quiet beaches and a welcoming island people.
Its possible to combine a trip to Inis Oirr with a trip to the bottom of the Cliffs of Moher.Read More
Cliffs of Moher Cruise
Take a cruise along the bottom of the Cliffs of Moher.
Get a 10% discount on all cruise tickets here.
This one hour cruise is a spectacular journey below these world famous cliffs which tower over 700ft above the sea. The Cliffs have been designated as a Special Area of Conservation by the EU and they are home to about 30,000 birds.
The most famous are the Atlantic Puffins, which live in large colonies at the isolated parts of the Cliffs. Ireland’s largest seabird colony is found at the Cliffs.
There are ten golf courses within a one hour drive of Doolin.
- The Lahinch Championship Links Course
- Trump International Golf Links
- Dromoland Castle
- East Clare
- The Lahinch Castle Course
The world famous Lahinch Links coasre is just 10 mins up the road.
Doolin is well know for its traditional music scene all over the world. It might be said that Doolin is to Irish traditional music what New Orleans is to traditional jazz.
You will find live music session's in Doolin's pubs every night of the year.
You can also experience traditional music in more intimate setting such as the Doolin Music House or at many of the seasonal concerts held in the village.Read More
The North Clare Cycle network, has Doolin as its hub. The network offers four cycle routes varying in distance from 18km to 47km with numerous shorter alternatives.
Both standard and electric bikes are available to hire locally and we can provide safe storage for your bikes during your stay.
There are a number or local stables who can offer various types of services for both beginners and more experienced riders.
Morning beach rides are available up to 11:00am. These need to be booked in advance ahead of time. The rides are suitable for both beginners and more experienced riders.
Doolin is located within the UNESCO recognised Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark. A wonderfull playground of nature.
Doolin is within the UNESCO recognised Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark and is also a gateway to the Aran Islands making Doolin an ideal base to spend a few days exploring the area.