Doolin, County Clare

Although you will find local music almost everywhere in Clare (or Ireland for that matter) during the evening, it is often found in Doolin during the day.

This beautiful town near the Aran Islands offers a wide choice of pubs.

Many of them have restaurants and the food is excellent. One of our favorite pubs in Doolin is McDermott's.

The Irish habit is to go out somewhere around half-nine (9:30 p.m.) so you will find a much different pub later than you will earlier. We suggest you try later... at least once.

Don't miss the Clare Jam outlet in Doolin. The Irish love their jams and jelly and no one makes it better than Clare Jam.

Jam and music. I guess that says it all.

When you get your fill of music and sweet things, you can drive to the end of town and take the ferry to the Aran Islands.

A nice day trip from Doolin is on the Cliffs of Moher Cruises.

We took this cruise and it is a much better way to see the Cliffs.

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Irish Family Names from Doolin: Flanagan, McDermott, Moloney, O'Connor, O'Brien and Shannon.

Hotel DoolinHotel Doolin

The village itself is situated just 7 km from the awesome 213 metre high Cliffs of Moher, 6 km from the match-making spa resort of Lisdoonvarna , 50 km from Shannon airport and 70km from Galway city.

All of the 17 bright and spacious rooms have been designed for your convenience and comfort in mind.

All rooms have superb facilities throughout including Direct Dial Telephone, Tea/Coffee Making Facilities, Multi-Channel Television, hairdryer, room service menu.

The stunning South Sound Restaurant with its maritime theme and open ceiling serves a range of contemporary cuisine using local produce with a style and service unique to Hotel Doolin.

Caf� Sonas is open each day serving a selection of light snack food and a selection of teas an coffees to refresh and revive

Fitzpatrick's Bar with its polished panelling and open fire is the perfect place for guests to relax and enjoy a drink. While you are there you may like to sample some delightful bar food in comfortable and spacious surroundings.

Clare has plenty to offer in ways of its beautiful scenery, burren landscape and tourist attractions and is definitely worth a visit.

Take a boat trip from Doolin to the mystical Aran Islands, which are stunningly beautiful and feature cliffs, incredible rugged landscapes, ancient forts and other prehistoric relics.

If your looking for a round of Golf there is the legendary Links Golf course in Lahinch which is only 20 minutes away.

Doolin Holiday HomesDoolin Holiday Homes

Situated four miles north of the Cliffs of Moher overlooking the Atlantic Ocean on the west Coast of Clare is the fishing village of Doolin.

Stretching over several kms, Doolin provides the ideal base for exploring the Burren which lies in close proximity north of the village, or even for exploring the nearby Aran Islands with a daily round trip ferry service available from Doolin to Inishmore, Inisheer and Inishmann.

Doolin Court are modern semi-detached and terraced style holiday homes set a 3-minute walk from Doolin Pier in the heart of Doolin Village.

This modern complex is an ideal location for all types of holidaymakers with 12 houses in the complex.

Houses have 2 bedroom, sleep 5.

Open plan fully fitted Kitchen/Dining cum Sitting room.
1 Double bedroom en suite
1 Bedroom with a double and single

Kitchens are fully equipped with microwave, washer/dryer, fridge and cooker.

Bed linen included and towels available to hire.

Cots and high chairs available on request.

One house is designed for wheelchair users with a double bedroom en-suite downstairs and 2 double bedrooms en-suite upstairs. This house sleeps 6

Logues Liscannor Bay, Liscannor Logues Liscannor Bay

Location: Situated in the picturesque fishing village of Liscannor, overlooking the bay on the rugged West Clare Coast, the newly refurbished Logue's Liscannor Hotel offers superb accommodation and quality food in an idyllic location.

This beautiful Hotel is located within easy distance of Shannon Airport, Galway, Ennis and Limerick, which makes it an ideal touring and recreational base.

The Cliffs of Moher, Doolin, the Burren and Lisdoonvarna are all within a few minutes driving and the world famous Lahinch Golf Links can even be seen from the hotel.

The Half Door B&B The Half Door B&B

Formerly the highly recommended seafood restaurant "The Lazy Lobster," run by Anne Hughes, the Half Door B&B has now been renovated and refurbished to a top quality Bed and Breakfast.

Anne guarantees the same high standard of food and professional service in scene surroundings with a warm and relaxed atmosphere. Tea/coffee and juice are on offer on arrival and throughout the day.

Telephone +353 (0)65 707 59 59
Mobile +353 (0)86 249 1594

Ballyvara House Ballyvara House | Guest House

Once a charming 19th century farm cottage, Ballyvara House has been transformed into a stylish new Guesthouse.

John Flanagan, a carpenter and builder by trade, used his skills and creativity to transform the cottage into the first-rate accommodation it is today.

(+353) 65 707 4467

Emohruo B&B

  • Situated between the Cliffs of Moher and Doolin Village which is the home of traditional Irish Music.  One hour drive to Shannon International Airport.
    Gateway to the Burren Region, Doolin Cave, Aillwee Cave.

  • Opposite the Stonecutters Kitchen restaurant and close to pubs and traditional Irish music.

  • 10 minutes drive from Aran Ferry.

  • 1 hour drive - Shannon Airport and Killimer Car Ferry.

  • 4 guests bedrooms on ground floor with tea/coffee making facilities.

  • Families and small groups catered for.

  • Extensive breakfast menu, using fresh local produce where available.

  • Private Car-Park.

  • 10 minute drive to the Aran Island Ferries and Cliffs of Moher Cruises under one hour from Shannon.

  • 15 minutes to Lahinch Golf course.

+353 (0)65 7074171

Harbour View Harbour View | B&B
Kathleen Cullinan

Panoramic view of Atlantic, Aran Islands and Connemara. Ferry service from Doolin. Airport one hour.

Traditional Irish Music. Spacious ground floor bedrooms, electric blankets, hair dryers, tea coffee making faculties. Frommer Rick Steves recommended.