Doolin is a charming, quaint seaside village on the northwest coast of County Clare. Doolin is surrounded by the rugged Atlantic Ocean and the spectacular Burren region. Doolin is definitely a place of natural and breathtaking beauty. Historically a fishing village, Doolin is now renowned as a powerhouse for traditional music.
is internationally renowned as a centre of live Irish music, played in its many hugely popular pubs. It has a wide range of accommodation, and good quality restaurants. Popular all year round, most of the activity in the village focuses on the original areas of ‘Fisherstreet’ and “Roadford”. Doolin 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. For more information visit www.doolin-tourism.com.
One of Doolin's claims to fame is that it is the main setting for the PlayStation 3 game Folklore. According to the game's storyline, the Netherworld, the world of the dead is a realm that can only be accessed from one place in the world, the sea-side village of Doolin.
Doolin is one of three places (Galway and the village of Rossaveal on the northwest shore of Galway Bay are the others) with ferry services to the Aran Islands, which are visible from the town. Doolin is also close to the Cliffs of Moher, and a bus service between Galway and Limerick/Ennis calls at both Doolin and the cliffs in each direction. The area is at the south-western corner of the Burren region.
One of Doolin’s most famous assets was Micho Russell who was a world renowned whistle player. Doolin celebrates his contributions in a festival each February. Doolin is a place for the many, some want to experience the vibrant music sessions. For others, Doolin is a place of tranquility and solitude where one can refresh and unwind. Doolin has many activities ranging from sea angling, caving, scuba diving, pitch and putt, rock climbing and hill walking. You can be assured that a warm welcome awaits you with top quality service.
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