about doolin

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 song 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 go 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.

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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.

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Location

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.

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History

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.

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Climate

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.

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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.

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Blog

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!

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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!