April Events in Doolin

April Events in Doolin

As we say here in Ireland, there is a grand stretch in the evening! April is an exciting time in Doolin as our hospitality businesses increase their hours, the winter chill is gone and we welcome more visitors from all over the world! As always, there is also a host of events to enjoy too! Be sure to spend the night and make the most of your trip! Here is a list of upcoming events happening this April in Doolin.

Rhob Cunningham in The Attic

12th April at 7.30pm

Rhob Cunningham embarks on Peace, Pity & Pardon Tour this Spring 2024

Cunningham has clocked up 10 independently-released albums, recorded in 7 countries, having spent over a decade on the move, taking in residencies in Berlin, Vienna and Paris.

The tour coincides with the 10-year anniversary of his sophomore album, The Window And Day, recorded in Iceland by esteemed producer Valgeir Sigurðsson.

Heralding the impending release of his new album, Peace, Pity and Pardon,
recorded in Switzerland under the watchful eye of Thomas ‘Gabu’ Gabriel –
Cunningham brings his inimitable musicianship and depth of lyricism to The Attic, Hotel Doolin

The Dublin native has opened for Joan Baez in Germany, Lisa Hannigan in the Netherlands,
Villagers in France, James Vincent McMorrow in Belgium, LIsa O’Neill in Canada & Wallis Bird in Australia.

You can get your tickets here.

Pa Sheehy live in the Attic

The Attic Doolin- April 18th- 8.30pm

Pa Sheehy is an emerging folk artist from the south of Ireland.

After releasing his award winning debut EP “ The Art Of Disappearing” , he made his TV debut on Other Voices and went onto sell out a European tour, and secured some major festivals around Ireland and the UK.

His ever changing DNA has drifted far from his chart topping days with Walking On Cars as he finds himself in a spellbinding rootsy folk world that makes him one of Ireland’s most exciting prospects for the year ahead. His biggest musical influences are Sufjan Stveens, A Blaze Of Feather & Tom Waitts and after spending most of 2023 in the recording studio, 2024 becomes a very important year for the wordsmith as his debut solo record is due for release.

Get your tickets here.


Doolin Yoga Building Confidence and Wellbeing Retreat

14th of April- 10.30am to 5pm

This retreat will provide you with practical tools to implement in your every day life to improve your confidence. We will work to build confidence from the inside out. You will design a personal plan to take home to support yourself moving forwards after the retreat.

Find out more here.

Be a Tourist in your own County

21st of April

Following the success of last year’s ‘Be a Tourist’ event, the Tourism Department of Clare County Council is once again inviting residents to explore and rediscover the county’s attractions and activities on Sunday, April 21, 2024. This initiative aims to enhance local engagement and foster a deeper appreciation of Clare, equipping residents with first-hand experiences to recommend your attraction or activity to visitors during the upcoming tourist season. It is also intended to surge business on this date.

Find out more here.




O'Briens Crafts
O’Briens Crafts

O’Briens Crafts

O’Briens craft shop is now open daily for the season from 10am to 6pm! The shop stocks an extensive collection of outdoor clothing and accessories. Contemporary and traditional knitwear by Carraig Donn, Ratlin Knitwear and Fisherman out of Ireland is also available, as is a selection of children’s clothing. Find out more here.


Doolin Music House

Come and visit the home of the legendary Flute and Whistle player, Christy Barry, for an extraordinary experience of pure traditional music and captivating stories.  Discover the soul-stirring beauty of traditional music as it has been cherished for generations. This is a truly special opportunity to meet local folks right in their own home. You can expect a warm and heartfelt welcome.

Christy, along with his artist partner Sheila, invites you to join their traditional music session at 7pm every Monday, Tuesday, and Friday throughout April. It’s a chance to immerse yourself in the magic of traditional tunes and tales. To secure your spot, please send an email to doolinmusichouse@gmail.com.

The Clare Jam Company

The Clare Jam Company are showcasing their full range of jams, chutneys and mustards in the Clare Jam Shop this April. Visit their Jam shop to see their unique range of products.

👉 Some tasty products ready for the shelves over the next few weeks!
Wild Burren Mustard
Cumberland Sauce
Spiced Plum Chutney

Find out more here.

Doolin Cave

Opening times for April:

Opening daily from 10am to 6pm. Last Tour is at 5pm.

Discover the power of ONE at Doolin Cave and see for yourself how a single continuous drop of water formed the largest stalactite in Europe, the only one of its kind in Ireland, and a force of nature that will take your breath away.  

Prepare for a true underground experience. Deep in the heart of the earth, 200 feet down, Doolin Cave is a fantasy-like world created from water, time and the hand of nature. Take a journey down through an intricate system of passages and pathways that will lead you into the majestic cathedral-like dome of the cave and the awe-inspiring wonder that is the Great Stalactite. 7.3 metres long and weighing around 10 tonnes, this vast structure reaches down from the roof of the Cave, catching the light, reflecting colours and detail like a massive, ornate glass chandelier. It is a sight like no other and one that will stay with you forever.

Book a Cave Tour: www.doolincave.ie

Bookings: www.doolincave.ie

Book Now at www.doolincave.ie or call 065 707 5761

Doolin Inn

Opening times: Doolin Inn open for B&B & packages 7 days a week. Bookings via www.doolininn.ie

anthony's restaurant in doolin inn

Doolin Date Night- This package includes:

Enjoy date night in Doolin with this indulgent 1 night experience with dinner, an arrival amenity in your room, and tickets to the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre.

This package includes:

  • A relaxing 1 night stay at Doolin Inn
  • Gourmet Big Burren Breakfast
  • A 3 course evening meal in Anthony’s @ Doolin Inn
  • An arrival amenity in your room
  • 2 x adult tickets to the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre (Children under 12 go free)
  • Discounts on select local activities and attractions that we work with.

From €162.50 per person sharing
Select dates between March – November

Book Now: https://www.doolininn.ie/special-offers-doolin-inn/

Courtesy Kev L Smith_Doolin Tourism
Courtesy Kev L Smith_Doolin Tourism

Trad Sessions

You will find a traditional Irish Music Session in Doolin 7 nights a week in April. Fitzpatricks, McGanns, McDermotts, Russells Bar @ Fiddle + Bow, The Meadow @ Fiddle + Bow, and Doolin Music House.

Most sessions take place in the evening after 8pm, although some venues may have earlier afternoon & evening sessions.

Find out more on our website here.

Fitz’s Pub April schedule coming soon.

Fitz’s Pub at Hotel Doolin boasts music 7 nights a week. From 6.30pm on a Monday and from 7.30pm Tuesday to Sunday. Fitz’s Pub is open 7 days a week for both lunch and dinner from 12.30pm- 3pm and 5pm- 9.30pm. Find out more on our website here.

Tunes From Doolin Sessions

The Tunes From Doolin Sessions take place every Thursday at Fitz’s Pub in Hotel Doolin at 8:30pm. These sessions are hosted by Charles Monod and feature different guest musicians each week (past guests include James Cullinan, Sorcha Costello, Derek Hickey, Diarmuid Ó Meachair, Tara Breen, Niamh Ni Charra, Yvonne Casey, Noel O’Donoghue, The Kelly Family, Alan Reid & many others). The Tunes From Doolin sessions are open sessions and visiting musicians are welcome to join in (please note it is not a beginner or slow session). This is a free event and everyone is welcome to listen and enjoy the craic of a genuine Trad Session.





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