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Mother’s Day in Doolin

Mother’s Day in Doolin

Experience the warmth of Mother's Day at Doolin Inn, nestled in the heart of County Clare. Join us for a celebration as memorable as your mother's...

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Burren Wellness Month

Burren Wellness Month

Burren Wellness Month in May will feature a variety of activities aimed at improving physical and mental health, while providing an opportunity to...

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Our Top Pick Experiences in the Burren

The Doolin Bucket List of Things To Do

We’ve picked 27 things to do in Doolin to inspire future vacations and holidays. Tick off your Doolin Bucket List with our free, downloadable bucket...

Burren Smokehouse & Burren Experiences

When you come to the Burren Smokehouse, you will be on a mini food trail. You can discover so much more than just smoked...

Doolin Ferry Company

Set sail with Doolin's original ferry company (est. 1970) to the Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher. Join Bill O'Brien and family on the largest and...

Aillwee Cave & Burren Birds of Prey Centre

Explore Aillwee and unlock many secrets of The Burren through unique underground and overground Experiences. Be educated, engaged and entertained on...

Caherconnell Stone Fort & Sheepdog Experience

Caherconnell Stone Fort is one of the Burren’s premier tourist destinations attracting visitors from all over Ireland and the world. Situated 1km...

Doolin Cave and Visitor Centre

125 STEPS DOWN.350 MILLION YEARS BACK IN TIMEONE INCREDIBLE DESTINATION Discover the power of ONE at Doolin Cave and see for yourself how a single...

Irish Crafts

Irish Crafts offers the best made in Ireland gifts.[dsm_perspective_image...

Pat Sweeney – Doolin Cliff Walk

  Join Pat Sweeney on a guided walk along the sea cliffs from Doolin to the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre, for a unique experience of the...

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Local Activities & Events

Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher are a Signature Discovery Point at the heart of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. Prepare for the ultimate sensory experience at the awe-inspiring Cliffs of Moher. Located on County Clare’s West coast, the Cliffs stretch for 8 km /5 miles and 214 metres/700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean.

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Doolin Folk Festival

Doolin Folk Festival

Taking inspiration from the great festivals of the 70’s and 80’s such as Lisdoonvarna down the road and from the deep musical roots of the county, The Doolin Folk Festival presents powerful music in an intimate setting.

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Burren Winterage Weekend

Burren Winterage Weekend

Each year the Burren Winterage Weekend focuses on a particular theme and promises a rich variety of events such as talks, field trips, farm demonstrations, farm walks, a farm innovation fair, book readings, a children’s art workshop and the community cattle drove to celebrate our farming heritage in the Burren.

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The Burren Food Fayre

The Burren Food Fayre

The Burren Food Fayre kicks off for another year in Lisdoonvarna on October Bank Holiday weekend. With chef demos, food stalls, foraging walks, Live music and delicious local, artisan and wild food, this food-themed event is not to be missed. 

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Fr Ted Festival

Fr Ted Festival

A Festival of all things Father Ted. Daytime entertainment and craic for all the family, and night-time entertainment for adults only; highlights of a bus tour with tea and cake to Father Ted house!

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O’Brien’s Crafts & Knitwear

O’Brien’s Crafts & Knitwear

O’Brien’s Crafts and Knitwear is a small, family-run business located in Doolin, County Clare. Our shop is bright and spacious and was designed with customer comfort in mind.

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Phillip Morrison

Phillip Morrison

Phillip Morrison runs his own art gallery in the seaside town of Lahinch, County Clare and for a number of years also had a gallery in Doolin.

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Private Drive Chauffeur

Private Drive Chauffeur

A family run chauffeur business based in Co Clare but serving the entire Island of Ireland. Private Drive Chauffeur can cater for 1 to 6 persons in their luxury cars and private guided half day, full day or extended tours.

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Russell Memorial Weekend

Russell Memorial Weekend

The last weekend of February every year sees Doolin remember its greatest music ambassadors the Russell brothers; Micho, Packie & Gussie. The brightest musicians descend on Doolin to attend workshops and perform.

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St Patrick’s Day Parade

St Patrick’s Day Parade

The annual St.Patricks Day parade makes its way through Doolin on the saint’s national day March 17th. It makes its way down Fisher Street, and through Doolin to Roadford and finishes up at the Russell Community Centre.

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The Burren Food Trail

The Burren Food Trail

The Burren Food Trail features a wide variety of different food providers (including us!), producers, visitor attractions and outdoor activities. Those behind the Burren Food trail are passionate about food, growing and producing it locally for you to enjoy.

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Traditional Music Sessions

Traditional Music Sessions

Doolin is renowned for traditional Irish Music, music sessions take place nightly across all of the bars; O’Connors, Fitzpatricks, McGanns & McDermotts.

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Village Crafts

Village Crafts

Located in Fisher Street, this craft shop carries a wide variety of crafts and souvenirs, ranging from hand knit and loomed woollen sweaters, tweed shawls, capes, vests, hats to paintings and photographs, jewellery and many lovely souvenirs.

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Burren Slow Food Festival

Burren Slow Food Festival

Burren Slow Food Festival is an annual foodie event that takes place in May near Doolin, County Clare, Ireland. Tickets available to book online.

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