It doesn’t get much more charming and quaint than this little seaside village on the northwest coast of County Clare. Surrounded by the rugged Atlantic Ocean and the spectacular Burren region, Doolin is a place of natural and breathtaking beauty. Once a fishing village, the village is an excellent base for exploring the Cliffs of Moher, Doolin Cave (Poll an Ionáin) as well as the Burren and its Atlantic coastline. Doolin is also popular as the departure point for the Aran Islands Ferry, and Cliffs of Moher Cruises
Perhaps most exciting of all is that Doolin represents the heart and soul of Irish traditional music. Indeed, this tiny village is internationally renowned as a centre of live Irish music, played in its many great pubs. One of Doolin’s most famous assets was Micho Russell who was a world-renowned whistle player – and each February his musical contribution is celebrated here in his home village. Experience the vibrant music sessions and spontaneous singing in every bar and pub, or take a walk and breath the re-energising tranquility and solitude.
Doolin is popular all year round, with most of the activity focusing on the original areas of Fisher Street and Roadford. There’s also a good range of accommodation and quality restaurants to choose from. For the sporty, Doolin offers many activities ranging from sea angling, caving and scuba diving to pitch and putt, rock climbing and hill walking.