Doolin is a beautiful seaside village, rich in scenery and heritage. It’s a great place to visit, pass through, stay a night or even as a base for an extended stay. It’s prime location – less than one hour from Shannon Airport, 1.5 hours from both Limerick and Galway City Centres, means that you can escape to Doolin without ever being too far away. With Ireland’s most famous wonder, The Cliffs of Moher located just 5 minutes down the road, you can’t go wrong.
There is so much to see and do in Doolin. There are three main parts to the Village; Fisher Street, Roadford, and Fitz’s Cross. The sections are all within 10 to 20 minutes walking distance of each other.
For a full list of things to do visit www.doolin.ie but here are some of our highlights:
Things to do
Yoga & Retreats
Doolin is situated within the The Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark. Geoparks are regions with outstanding natural and cultural heritage.
For more information see: www.burrengeopark.ie
Ballinlackin Country House Hotel
A historic 15th century castle watches over the exclusive, bespoke-service country hotel. With fabulous views of the Cliffs of Moher and Aran Islands Ballinalacken Castle Hotel, Doolin is your connection to a gracious time gone by. You can book online here
Aran Islands Day Trip
The Aran Islands are a ruggedly beautiful group of three islands located on the West Coast of Ireland. Famous for their wild landscapes off the beaten track these islands never fail to wow. We sail to each island daily. You can check our sailing times here.
The award-winning Doolin Cave and visitor centre is home to the Great Stalactite. At 7.3 metres (23feet) it is the longest free-hanging stalactite in Europe.
Check out www.doolincave.ie
Cliffs of Moher
The Cliffs rise to 702 feet (214 m) at their highest point and range for 8 kms (5 miles) over the Atlantic ocean. The sheer scale and dramatic impact of the cliffs never ceases to amaze and delight in equal measure. You can read more about them here at www.cliffsofmoher.ie/
We also do a number of Cliffs of Moher daily cruises – a great way to see the Cliffs from a different perspective. You can see our sailing schedule here.
Doolin boasts a number of local craft and boutique shops including a selection of decorations, gifts, textiles, contemporary Irish knitwear and gourmet food products.
Ekotree is a small designer- maker knitwear studio. Merging traditional heritage stitches structures with quality natural yarns and a distinctive contemporary look, the brand concentrates on producing quality pieces for discerning customers. They have beautiful modern pieces that would be a great addition to any wardrobe. You can also buy online at www.ekotree.ie
The Rock Shop
The Rock Shop is a family owned and run business it boasts a fascinating display of fossils, gemstones and collectible rocks for collectors young and old.
O’ Brien’s Crafts & Knitwear
A small, family run business located in the heart of Doolin. They have a special selection of arts, crafts and knitwear. www.obrienscrafts.ie
The Village Crafts Shop
Here you’ll find a wide variety of crafts and souvenirs, ranging from handknit woollen sweaters, tweed shawls, capes, vests, hats to paintings and photographs and jewellery. They also offer pottery, jam, candles and more. You can check them out here.
Places to Eat
The Ivy Cottage is an “oldworld” 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.
The Doolin Cafe aim to provide homemade fresh seasonal healthy food which is prepared in-house daily. They cater for Breakfast/Lunch and Light Bites with some alternative options for Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten-Free dietary requirements.
Legendary music sessions, delicious Irish food and a warm welcome! Gus O’Connor’s Pub is located on Fisher St. It is an atmospheric pub with good food at breakfast, lunch & dinner. Our specialities include our Sirloin Steak and a variety of Seafood dishes.