Doolin, Ireland is a beautiful seaside village in County Clare. With amazing scenery in all directions and close location to the Cliffs of Moher and Aran Islands Ferry, it’s ideal for a day trip, overnight, or extended stay. Doolin is one of the best places to visit on the Wild Atlantic Way. The village is located less than one hour from Shannon Airport and 1.5 hours from both Galway and Limerick City Centres. So visit and enjoy all the benefits of the charming West Coast of Ireland without ever being too far away.
Doolin village is divided up into three main areas. They are Fisher Street, Roadford, and Doolin Harbour. The villages are all within 10 to 20 minutes walking distance of each other. There are also three world famous traditional Irish Pubs in Doolin- Gus O’Connor’s, McDermott’s, and McGann’s to keep the locals and visitors alike smiling. You can enjoy Irish music, local dishes, and mighty ‘Craic’ throughout the year so these places are worth a stop in. Music is played nightly at all three venues in the summer months.
Some top attractions located in Doolin are Doonagore Castle, Doolin Cave, Aran Islands Ferry, Cliffs of Moher Ferry, and Hotel Doolin which hosts many events throughout the year. Many local businesses are members of Doolin Tourism so be sure to visit their website for the best information and details on all things Doolin. When you take the ferry to the Aran Islands or Cliffs of Moher you will sail out below the impressive Doonagore Castle peering down from the hillside over Doolin Pier.
There is no shortage of things to do in Doolin from outdoor pursuits to fireside music sessions. There are also new activities, shops, and cafes popping up all the time so you are spoiled for choice. We’ve picked out the Top 5 things to Doolin to give you a head start.
If it’s history and legend you want than this area has what you are looking for. There are many nearby archaeological sites dating back to the Iron Age that the history buffs in your crew will be fascinated by. It is said that here in Doolin and the Burren Region is where J.R.R. Tolkien got his inspiration for the famous ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy and so an annual Tolkien Festival takes place right next door in Lisdoonvarna.
We are very lucky to be surrounded by so many great things to do near Doolin, Ireland. The surrounding villages include Liscannor, Lahinch, Lisdoonvarna, Kilfenora, and Ballyvaughan. We’ve picked out our top 5 things to get you started.
Doolin has a wide variety of places to stay. Whether you’re looking for Bed and Breakfast or Self-Catering there is an option for you. Accommodation in Doolin can book up early in the season so be sure to plan ahead if you are hoping to spend some time here. If you are having any trouble finding a place to stay there are also many great options close by in neighboring villages. You can visit the Doolin Tourism website for an up to date accommodation list also.
The Aran Islands Ferry operates from Doolin Pier, Doolin, Co. Clare. The ferry service operates from March to late October, 7 days a week (including holidays).
Look for Fisher Street (where O’Connor’s Pub is located) and the Pier is about a 2 minute drive further. When you see the water and Aran Islands ahead in the distance and then you’ll know you have arrived. Come see Bill Doolin. We are the original Doolin Ferries Est.1970.
Doolin and the surrounding Burren Region of County Clare is jam packed with things to do for all including sightseeing, walking, surfing, caving, rock climbing and much more.
An absolute gem of a service, staffed by the most friendly, helpful crew. Add in reasonable fares to the Aran Islands and on the Cliffs of Moher tour, and...
Excellent way to see the Cliffs of Moher. Great and informative young guy who took us out was so friendly and helpful, even offering to take photos for us...
This is a great boat trip to see the Cliffs of Moher. The guide was very knowledgeable but was hard to hear. Would recommend this cliffs of moher cruise.