50 Things To Do In Doolin

50 Things To Do In Doolin

We’ve picked some unique things to do in Doolin. Stay and discover more!

50 things to do in doolin ireland this summer

  1. Experience the breathtaking Doolin Cliff Walk

2. Catch a Wild Atlantic Wave at Lahinch Beach

3. Visit the medieval Caherconnell Stone Fort

4. Take an archeological and heritage guided walk of Doolin with Mattie Shannon from Rainbow Hostel

Archeological and heritage guided walk of Doolin with Mattie Shannon from Rainbow Hostel


5. Go Crab Fishing in the Rock Pools at Doolin Beach

6. Dive in at Doolin Pier

7. Take a Cruise around the Cliffs of Moher or visit the Aran Islands

Doolin2Aran Do Aran Islands

8. Self-guided Food and Art Trail: Visit Clare Jam, Burren Cheese, Seaweed Foraging, Ennistymon Art Trail and Local Craft Shops

9. On Yer’ Bike around Doolin Cycle Hub

10. Discover Europe’s Largest Stalactite at Doolin Cave

Doolin Cave Cafe Food Dine
The Great Stalactite at Doolin Cave


11. Tap Your Feet at an intimate Trad Session in Doolin Music House

12. Horse Riding on the Beach at Fanore

13. Experience Delicious Local Cuisine in Doolin’s Eateries

Stonecutters Kitchen - Fish cakes


14. Build a Sandcastle at Fanore Beach

15. Get down to the local pubs for a lively trad session!

16. Buy a Local Interest Book in Doolin and cosy up with a blanket at Doolin Beach

17. Go Snorkelling at Clahane in Liscannor

18. Self-guided Castle Trail: Visit Ballinalacken Castle, Doonagore Castle, Smiths Town, Dunguaire Castle, and Leamaneh Castle

Photo by Kev L Smith


19. Enjoy a Doolin Inn or Wild Catering Company Artisan Picnic on the Cliffs

20. Catch BIG waves at Aileen (expert)

21. Discover the Burren’s Sites with Burren Tours

22. Try and Spot ‘Dusty’ the Dolphin at Doolin Pier

Photo by Kev L Smith


23. Fly a Kite at Fanore Beach

24. Go Kayaking at Lahinch Adventures

25. Visit the Burren Smokehouse Visitor Centre & Taste the Atlantic!

26. Self-guided Spiritual Trail: Visit the High Crosses at Kilfenora, Poulnabrone Dolmen, Corcomroe Abbey, St. Bridget’s Well, and Killilagh Church

27. Hike the Burren Way & Green Roads

28. Do Some Yoga Down at Doolin Pier

29. #LoveDoolin Insta Trail: Capture & Share the Iconic Spots around Doolin – Fisher Street, Doonagore Castle, Sunset behind Crab Island, Crashing Waves on Doolin Cliff Walk, Sunrise at Killilagh Church, a dance at Roadford Bridge, and more!

30. Getting married in Doolin? Capture your day with amazing locations as your backdrop with Mrs Redhead Photography

31. Self-guided Fairies & Mythology Trail: Visit the sites and landscape inspired by JRR Tolkien including Pollnagollum. Discover the Ringforts at Caherconnell, and Cahercommaun, and Doolin Cave

32. Experience a Doolin Sunset on the Rocks at Doolin Beach

Photo by Kev L Smith


33. Rent an Electric Bike & Explore the Burren

34. Take a Stroll Around Fisher Street, Doolin Pier, Fitz’ Cross and Roadford

35. Send the Kids off to a Surfing Camp in Lahinch

36. Discover the Arctic Flora of The Burren Limestone Pavement

Photo by Kev L Smith


37. Self-guided Atlantic Film Trail: Discover the filming locations for the Man of Aran, Harry Potter, The Princess Bride, Leap Year, Star Wars, and Father Ted

38. Fish for Mackerel off Doolin Pier & BBQ on the Beach

39. Hang Out with the Farm Animals at Doolin Cave Nature Trail

40. Visit the Burren & Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark

Mullaghmore in the Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark


41. Bird Watching on the Cliffs of Moher – Largest Sea Colony in Ireland and Britain

42. Hit the Green at a local Golf Course

43. Immerse Yourself in Culture on the Doolin Heritage Trail

44. Perfect Your Skills at the local Pitch & Putt Course

45. Cycle The Burren & Dolmen Cycleways

46. Surf Crab Island, off the Doolin coast (expert)

Photo by Kev L Smith


47. Go Scuba Diving in Doolin Harbour

48. Indulge Your Inner Foodie on the Burren Food Trail

49. Self-guided Doolin Built Heritage Trail: Visit Doonagore Castle, Killilagh Church, Ballinalacken Castle, Toomullin Church, and Doonmacfelim Castle

50. Take a Piece of Doolin Home With You at a local Craft Shop

Scarves at Irish Crafts in Doolin


Be sure to explore the rest of our website to find out more information, or to plan your next visit to beautiful Doolin in County Clare. Check out our new destination video: ‘Meet the Locals’, for more local knowledge and hidden gems!

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