There is no shortage of things to do here 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 do in Doolin to give you a head start.

  1. Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher Ferry
  2. Doolin Cave
  3. Coastal Walk
  4. Doolin Music House
  5. Live pub music session
Top Attractions

in Doolin

1. Aran Islands Ferry

Take a day trip to the Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher Cruise.

2. Doolin Cave

See one of Europe’s great Stalactite.

3. Music House

Join the talented Christy Barry and Sheila Quinn for a wonderful night of traditional Irish music, art, and canopies by the their fireside.

4. Cliffs of Moher Coastal Walk

Walk from the village to the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre, or all the way to Hags Head in Liscannor

For attractions outside of Doolin, check out our page about things to do in Clare.

Music and Soul

Sessions in Doolin

5. Yoga

Enjoy day retreats, sessions at the pier or even on zoom.

6. Writers Week at Hotel Doolin

Something different for the literary lovers including yoga and cliff walking workshops.

7. Gus O’Connor’s Pub

Legendary music sessions, delicious Irish food and a warm welcome! Located on Fisher St., its an atmospheric pub with traditional Irish foods for breakfast, lunch & dinner.

8. McGann’s Pub 

Make sure to check out their outdoor seating located beside Aille River, great music food and service.

9. McDermott’s Pub

This lively spacious pub has the food, the craic and the famous irish hospitality.

Fisher Street in Doolin Ireland with a sunset
Local Produce


10. O’Brien’s Craft Shop

Stop into to Fisher Street and shop for some local Irish Crafts.

11. The Sweater Shop 

The charming pink cottage is a well known picturesque point on fisher street. Filled with knitwear, jewellery,  and other unique items. @Thesweatershop on Facebook

12. Irish Crafts

Shop for some of the best goods from Irish Artisans produced locally and across the country.

13. Village Crafts & Knitwear

Located on Fisher Street, there is much to see in the village crafts & knitwear. From crafts to candles and paintings to pottery!

14. Clare Jam Shop

Great little shop with an incredible selection of jams, marmalade, mustard and chutneys.

15. Cheese Press Doolin

Grab an amazing cuppa with locally sourced coffee from Anam Coffee, baked goods, or specialty crafts in this amazing cafe.

The Plassey Shipwreck on Inis Oirr, Aran Islands.
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Cafes and

Fine Dining

16. Stone Cutters Kitchen Restaurant

Stonecutters Kitchen is a family run, bistro style, mid-price range, restaurant set in a 100 year old traditionally built stone cottage. The Restaurant is child friendly providing an outside play area alongside the outside seating.

17. Ivy Cottage

The Ivy Cottage is an “old world” cottage converted into a restaurant that offers quality fresh fish of the day with chips sourced locally from neighbouring fishermen, burgers, pasta, baked goods, and more.

18. OAR

Fine dining Irish style- the courses at this restaurant will delight you!

19. Anthony’s Doolin 

Overlooking Fisher Street, Anthonys provides top class cuisine in a relaxing environment.

Cliffs of Moher

Aran Islands Ferry

Sail with us on our Express Ferry Fleet! The largest, fastest, and most comfortable ferries from Doolin.

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Inis Mór

ariel shot of Inis Oirr Ferry

Inis Oírr

Cliffs of Moher Ferry in sea

Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher Ferry in sea

Inis Meáin

What Our Passengers Say ...

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.

Fionnuala Higgina

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...

Audrey Whittaker

Went on a trip to the cliffs of moher and Inis Oírr thís week. Enjoyed it immensely. The staff at the office were so friendly and helpful especially Liam...

Mary Kennedy