This seaside Irish Village is a great place to visit, pass through, base yourself on holidays, or even for an extended stay. Located 50 kilometers (30 miles/1 hour) from Shannon Airport, 1 hour and 30 minutes from Limerick and Galway City Centres, you can stay remote 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.
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. When taking the ferry to the Aran Islands or Cliffs of Moher for example, you will sail out below the impressive Doonagore Castle peering down from the hillside over Doolin Pier.
There are three world famous traditional Irish Pubs in Doolin. Gus O’Connor’s, McDermott’s, and McGann’s keep the locals and visitors alike smiling. With Irish music, local dishes, and mighty ‘Craic’ throughout the year these places are worth a stop in. Music is played nightly at all three venues in the summer months.
There are also 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. Doolin Pier where the ferries depart from is located past all three areas. Just 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 Island Islands ahead in the distance, you’ll know you have arrived.
County Clare, Doolin, and the Burren Region is jam packed with things to do for all including sightseeing, walking, surfing, caving, rock climbing and much more.
Visit the Doolin Tourism website for more information on where to stay, and what to do.