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O'Brien's Castle on Inis Oirr with a sunset

O’Brien’s Castle

Caisleán Uí Bhríain When taking the ferry from Doolin to the Aran Islands one of the first things you will see upon approach is O’Brien’s Castle, on Inis Oírr (Inisheer). The Castle is located on one of the highest points of the island and grandly overlooks the beach, pier, and ruins below. This castle is […]

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The Plassey Shipwreck on Inis Oirr, Aran Islands.

Plassey Shipwreck

The Famous Plassey Shipwreck In 1960 on a dark stormy night a freighter was washed ashore on the Island of Inis Oirr. The Islanders quickly gathered to the wreck to rescue those on board and to salvage what they could from the battering sea. The ship carried many goods that were never before seen on […]

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Cliffs of Moher Ferry in sea

Doolin Express Ferry

Fast Ferry Service in Doolin New in 2018, The Doolin Ferry Co. with the O’Brien Family welcomes a fast ferry to the fleet, the ‘Doolin Express’! We have officially put into operation our new fast ferry, the Doolin Express. Today is a very exciting day for our ferry service here in Doolin which has been […]

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Doolin Ferry Ticket Office at Doolin Pier

Parking at Doolin Pier and Directions to Doolin Pier

Parking and Directions to Doolin Pier New parking fees from Clare County Council have been put in place at Doolin Pier and Harbour from 2016. Parking fees are: For 0 – 2 hours: €1, For 2 – 30 hours: €5, For 30 hours – 1 week: €15 This is a Pay and Display parking system […]

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Liam O'Brien and Bill O'Brien at Doolin Pier launching the new Aran Islands Ferry

School Tours

Primary and Secondary School Tours In 2016 we introduced curriculum based learning via our ‘Learning the Landscape Educational Series’ of school tours for Primary, Second and Third level students. To celebrate and promote Seachtain na Gaeilge our island crew will host your school and give you a very informed and enjoyable cruise under the magical […]

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Old photo of Doolin Pier in 1984

The evolution of Doolin Pier- a bittersweet occasion

New Pier in Doolin Most would say that there isn’t a much better way to celebrate our 45th year of sailing from Doolin to the Aran Islands. Tomorrow, Friday, June 19th will see the Official opening of the highly anticipated and brand new Doolin Pier.  To mark this tremendous occasion Cathaoirleach John Crowe and Chief […]

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