Doolin is a beautiful little village situated on the West Coast of Ireland in Co. Clare. It’s exact location is 6km from the Cliffs of Moher and it is close to the village of Lisdoonvarna. Doolin is about a 40 minute drive from Galway City. Apart from natural coastal scenes you will find large caves one of which is a tourist attraction known as Doolin cave. It also has plenty of limestone which is particular to the Burren in general and also typifies the landscape of the Aran Islands.
Doolin has grown as a destination and it has a recently developed harbour which supports ferries which go to and from the Aran Islands. This makes Doolin very busy during the summer months.For Many a year, Doolin has been known as an epicenter of Traditional Irish Music and has always drawn visitors from all over Ireland to witness lively pub music sessions. Located on Fisher Street the village also has some restored traditional Thatch Cottages and there is an abundance of walking trails such as up to Doonagore Castle which overlooks Doolin in medieval splender. Doolin also regularly holds events and festivals.
In Doolin, one can also sample various local Art and Crafts, taste the local chocolate, and rent a bike to wonder the backroads of the Burren. Other things to do nearby include, a 15 minute drive to Kinvara , another pretty seaside village, Aillwee cave, Father Ted’s house, the surfing mecca of Lahinch. There is also an abundance of accommodation options such as Bed and Breakfasts, Hostels, and Hotels for those who to stay in Doolin
Ferry from Doolin to Aran Islands
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, (Ferry from Doolin to Inis Mor , Ferry from Doolin to Inis Meain & Inis Oirr. 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. Recently, a ferry service has begun bringing tourists from Doolin Pier to the base of the Cliffs of Moher.