Video of Doolin, County Clare, Republic of Ireland
The scattered village of Doolin comprises three parts along with a harbour:
"The Harbour" is the departing point for boat trips to the Aran Islands and the Cliffs
of Moher. There is also a campsite nearby
"Fisher Street" has O'Connor's Pub and several shops and hostels."Fitz's Cross" has
a hostel, campsite, two new hotels and another pub which opened in 2006/2007
"Roadford" has McGann's and Mc Dermott's pubs, four restaurants, two hostels and
a number of B&Bs. Trips to Doolin Cave are also run from here.
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. Recently,
a ferry service has begun bringing tourists from Doolin Pier to the base of the Cliffs
The Aille River runs from the hills of the Burren down past Doolin to meet the sea.
The small Crab Island is a short distance out from Doolin Harbor, barren except for
the remains of a 19th century stone constabulary outpost.
The Great Stalactite, measuring 7.3 metres, was discovered in 1952. Doolin Cave claims
that it is recognised as being the longest stalactite in the Northern hemisphere.
Owing to environmental protection measures, concurrent visitor numbers are limited
Doolin is a noted surfing destination. A break which generates Irelands biggest wave,
'Aill Na Searrach', is just off the Cliffs of Moher. The wave features in the movie
Waveriders. Crab Island is also a local surfing spot.
Pubs in Doolin include Fitzpatricks, Gus O'Connor's, McDermott's and McGann's. The
Micho Russell Festival Weekend is held each year after the last Friday in February.
Doolin (Irish: Dúlainn) is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland, on the Atlantic
coast. It borders the spa town of Lisdoonvarna. It is a noted centre of traditional
Irish music, which is played nightly in its pubs, making it a popular tourist destination.
There are numerous nearby archaeological sites, many dating to the Iron Age and earlier.
Doonagore Castle and Ballinalacken Castle are also in the area.