about doolin

about doolin

About the Home of Traditional Irish Music

Discover all there is to know about Doolin. Situated on the Wild Atlantic Way, boasting some of the most breathtaking scenery in Ireland and with a colourful and welcoming village ready to host you on your stay, Doolin has something for everyone.

Located on the edge of the historic Burren in northwest County Clare and within easy reach of the majestic Cliffs of Moher and the unique Aran Islands. Doolin’s dramatic landscape cannot easily be forgotten.

Doolin is the home of traditional Irish music, with plenty of music and craic to be had every night. You can take a clifftop walk breathing in the crisp, salty Atlantic air while appreciating the beautiful wildflowers, explore the rugged landscape or embark on an Atlantic cruise to appreciate the unique coastline from a different perspective. Adventure is waiting for you in Doolin!

Doolin is a vibrant place full of characters, stories and experiences and is home to some of the region’s best accommodation, eateries, activities and independent local shops. The people of Doolin are passionate about their community and look forward to welcoming you with open arms.

Doolin Designated a Tourism Destination of Excellence by Fáilte Ireland in 2019

Ireland is known for its warm and welcoming hospitality, and Doolin is no different. In fact, Doolin is well known for its personal touch and homely charm. So much so, that in 2019, Doolin was awarded Fáilte Ireland’s Destination Award for Excellence in Customer Service – Fáilte Ireland is the National Tourism Development Authority of Ireland. Doolin is the first and only village in Ireland to receive this award, and we’re thrilled that our little village has been recognised for its big heart.


Meet the People

Ireland is renowned for its beautiful and diverse landscapes, but it’s the people that make the country unique. The local people of Doolin are a community binded by their pride and passion of place. Discover the warm embrace of a true ‘Irish Welcome’ from the people of Doolin.


Location & Map

The magical village of Doolin is the perfect base from which to explore & discover the best of the Wild Atlantic Way. Doolin is situated at the mid-point of the west coast of Ireland, here you will be surrounded by beauty & adventure.



Discover Doolin’s past with this brief history of the village, its people, the burren, and local historical sites and castles such as Doonagore Castle, Killilagh Church, Ballinalacken Castle, and more.



Want to find out all the latest news or ‘scéal’, as we like to call it? Scéal is the Irish word for ‘story’ and is pronounced as ‘shkale’.

This is the place to come to explore what’s going on in Doolin, and the Burren. Take a minute and enjoy our blog!


Doolin Tourism

Doolin Tourism Co-Operative Society is a community-based group which is managed and funded by the local family-run businesses here in Doolin. It was set-up to promote Doolin as a tourism destination, and to look out for Doolin’s interests when it comes to infrastructure, sign-age, and the environment.


What our friends say

The village of Doolin is loved by many, for a multitude of reasons. As a top tourism destination in Ireland, Doolin has been visited by some of the most popular Irish travel experts and enthusiasts. See what they have to say about Doolin, here!



Visitors often ask ‘When is the best time of year to go to Doolin?’ We believe that every season offers something different, the weather and the light change our landscape dramatically, with no two days alike – you will see & experience new sights throughout the changing of the seasons.


Things To Do

From scenic cliff walks along the Wild Atlantic Way, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the coast, to caving & adventuring, cruising to the Aran Islands, exploring the historic Burren where you can follow in the footsteps of our ancestors, taking in the unique scenery and the wildflowers that decorate the way, plus much more.


Plan Your Trip

Plan your trip to Doolin with our online guide of the best places to stay, where to eat, things to do, information on getting to Doolin and local amenities, plus much more. Don’t forget to download our free visitor guide and share it with your travel companions!

‘I first went to Doolin for October bank holiday weekend and loved it so much that I returned the following weekend and will be there as often as I can until the hostels close for the holidays. I received a great ‘Céad Míle Fáilte from everyone. Loved the Cliffs of Moher & Visitor Centre (toilets were spotless) and the number of people that were there was unbelievable. Doolin Cave was fab as well and the girls in the café served me wonderful hot Pumpkin Soup. You’re doing everything 100% right!

Recent Visitor Review