Doolin is recommended by TripAdvisor as one of the Top 10 destinations in Ireland 2015
To visit and the Top Village in Ireland and with good reason. Located at the Foot of the Cliffs of Moher to the south, and the beginning of the Burren to the North. And with the shortest ferry crossing to the Aran Islands. Doolin Pier is also the only port for Cliffs of Moher Cruises from below.
Mid way on the Wild Atlantic Way
Doolin is a small coastal village that has been inhabited for thousand of years. With places names dating back to the first tribes of Ireland such as Toomullin. From Court Cairns and other Megalithic tombs, Stone Axe Factories, Medieval Castles and Monastic Church Ruins. Doolin is full of Celtic history and local character.
Doolin is most famous for Traditional Irish Music nightly
#Trad365 is heard nightly in its lively local pubs of O’Connors, Fitz’s, McGanns and McDermots. Showcasing some of the best local talent every night of the year. But what sets Doolin apart from other popular destinations are the local family businesses. Who pride themselves on providing a genuine Irish welcome, professional services with top quality offerings while keeping the local relaxed country charm. You won’t find any chain hotels, restaurants, bright lights or large shops here, nor a bank or ATM for that mater as well.
Doolin is surround by World Class Attractions
Aran Islands, Doolin Cave, and the Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Geopark, there is an abundance of activities such as rock climbing, surfing, sea kayaking, mountain biking, horse riding, hiking to name but a few.
The Micho Russell weekend attracts the best of traditional Irish Music musicians from around the world. Starting of the festival season on the last weekend in February. Followed by the unique local St Patricks day Parade on March 17th. Where all the locals get together to celebrate in style. The end of March welcomes the Doolin writers weekend where short stories are the order of the day.
June welcomes the Doolin Folk Festival. The gold standard in bespoke festivals and the Doolin Heritage Weekend celebrates our unique and diverse history and culture. August celebrates the best of Irish Micro brewing with the Doolin Beer Festival. In September head for Lisdoonvarna next door for the month long matchmaking festival. Or wake up the the hum of the Harley Davidson Festival which is one of the biggest charity fundraising weekends for the local Marie’s Foundation. Dance your feet off at the Sean Nos festival in O’Connors Pub on the October Bank Holiday. And if you are still going strong check out some of the many great events in around Doolin.
But a word to the wise Doolin may be small, but we are big on character … don’t make the mistake of many and stay for just a night or just drive through, but also don’t be surprise if you never leave!