Autumn Staycations in Doolin with the Ireland Stay & Spend Incentive!

Autumn Staycations in Doolin with the Ireland Stay & Spend Incentive! – All You Need To Know!

Doolin, County Clare, Ireland.


Looking to get away for a romantic escape, family staycation, some “me-time” or a group trip in Ireland, and would like to save a bit of cash in the process? The Irish government has announced its new ‘Stay and Spend’ incentive voucher. The new staycation voucher will offer an incentive to Ireland’s residents, promoting domestic travel into regions across the country which are usually frequented by tourists.

A tax refund of up to €125 (through a tax credit) will be offered to consumers who spend up to €625 on accommodation, food, and non-alcoholic beverages.

The timing is great because Autumn is perhaps the loveliest time of the year to enjoy gentle outdoor pursuits, and cosy nights away with delicious grub, and a nightcap of hot chocolates (or hot toddies) by the fire! So how about that? A staycation to Doolin, some money back into your pocket, and all for a good cause – to support rural Irish tourism communities get back on their feet.. Win-win situation.

Start planning your Autumn Staycation now!

For the Romantics

Stay in one of Doolin’s high-quality accommodation options – there’s a variety of hotels, country houses, B&Bs & guesthouses, holiday homes, and hostels to choose from – from budget to luxury. Furthermore, all accommodation listed on the Doolin Tourism website is Fáilte Ireland Quality Assured.

During your stay, take a romantic stroll to Doolin Pier where you’ll experience the most awe-inspiring sunset and views of Galway Bay and the Aran Islands (a good spot to take a selfie or 2! Don’t forget to share the love.. #LoveDoolin on your Insta or FB post).

Experience a taste of the Burren in some of the best eateries along the west coast of Ireland. Take a drive, walk, or cycle through The Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark where you’ll discover a range of things to see and do during your stay. Pick up a picnic package or packed lunch from your host and dine al fresco at Ballyryan – a beautiful spot to share a moment at. Sometimes you can spot dolphins here too!

Tip: Download The Burren & Cliffs of Moher Geopark App on your mobile phone or tablet to plan your trip!

Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark
Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark


For the adrenaline seekers, venture out into the great outdoors with some of Doolin’s fantastic activities on offer within the village and its surrounding areas. Go caving, kayaking, surfing, and much more.

Stop by some of Doolin’s excellent local craft shops for some retail therapy. Don’t forget to listen to some trad tunes over a cold/warm beverage in one of the many establishments within Doolin village before the end of your stay.

Depart Doolin feeling revitalized and book your next trip to discover more! 😉

For the Lone Ranger

Do all of the above – adventures are just as fun on your own or in the company of your friends and family! Alternatively, take this opportunity to kick back with some rest and relaxation – Doolin is a great spot for a Yoga Retreat or Wellness weekend. An evening at the Doolin Music House will keep you fully entertained in the garden of Christy Barry where you’ll enjoy music and stories among other guests.

For a Family Staycation

With so much to do within walking and driving distance, Doolin is a great base for a family staycation. Check out this Family Fun in Doolin 5 Day Itinerary – it’s packed with our top picks for a family trip to Doolin. There are plenty of family-friendly restaurants in and around Doolin – Stonecutters Kitchen offers hearty homemade fare while garden swings and toad-stools will appeal to the kids post-dessert.

For the Friends Reunion

Rest your head at night in budget or luxury accommodation. Tip: When you reserve your group’s accommodation, be sure to contact the host directly to get the best deal. Some accommodation providers offer a group rate or special offers including dinner for small or large groups.

On your travels, stop for a group selfie at Doonagore Castle – it’s Doolin’s iconic tower house dating back to around the 16th century and is located just 1km above Doolin village. It boasts some fantastic sea views of the wild Atlantic, so take the camera phone out of your pocket and snap away on Instagram with #LoveDoolin and tag your buddies.

doonagore castle doolin
Doonagore Castle, Doolin, County Clare.


Take a day trip to the Aran Islands or experience the Cliffs of Moher from a new perspective with the Doolin Cliff Walk (Your knowledgeable guide, Pat, will take you through history, legends, and folklore of the area while you take in the cliff views) or for fans of the water, cruise beneath the cliffs and experience the cliff views from a new angle. There are plenty of other low-level activities to explore during your trip.

Not all groups are fans of high-level adventure but for those that are, there are multiple surf spots and other adventure activities just a short drive from Doolin. Don’t have transport? No problem. There are national bus routes in and out of Doolin each day and for those that want to tour around in small numbers, there are plenty of local taxis and bus hire companies to drive you around or take you on a private tailored tour just for your group. If you’d like some more flexibility, hire some bikes and get out there and explore together! There are bike hire companies within the village – some accommodation providers also provide great bike hire deals so check with your host.

In the evenings, be sure to head down to the local pub for some great entertainment, Live music, and a couple of pints of porter, while you chat among yourselves about the epic adventures of the day, before resting up for the night.


Featured Autumn Special Offers

Doolin Inn: Double it in Doolin! €125 Stay and Spend Staycation Offer

3 Nights B&B, A Complimentary €125 Doolin Inn Gift Voucher, 2 x 4-course evening meals in Anthony’s, A Burren Cheese Plate & 2 Glasses of Wine in your room on arrival, 2 x Tickets for the Cliffs of Moher, plus, extra discounts with local activity providers that we work with

Price: From €625 for Two People

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Stay and spend scheme offer doolin inn

Daly’s House: Autumn 2020 Special Offer

2 Nights B&B, A complimentary welcome drink on arrival, and Complimentary wi-fi & car parking. Special offer available in September & October 2020.

Price: From €249 for Two People

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Doolin Cave: 10% Off Special Offer

Get 10% Off all Doolin Cave tours this Autumn!

Promo code: doolintourism

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Doolin Cave Cafe Food Dine

Luxury Lodges @ Sea View House: Special Offer

Get together with family or friends for a two-night stay in one of the Luxury Lodges @ Sea View House and avail of 10% off.

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Hotel Doolin: Autumn 2020 Special Offers

Autumn and winter special offers at Hotel Doolin – Feed your soul in Doolin!

Price: From €250 for Two People

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Ballinalacken Castle Hotel: Autumn 2020 Special Offers

  • €110 p.p.s: 1 night, breakfast and dinner in our fantastic restaurant.
  • €170 p.p.s: 2 nights, breakfast and one dinner in our fantastic restaurant – in a Garden View Room.
  • €180 p.p.s: 2 nights, breakfast and one dinner in our fantastic restaurant – in a Sea View Room.
  • €195 p.p.s: 2 nights, breakfast and one dinner in our fantastic restaurant – in a Four Poster Sea View Room.

Excluding Saturday nights in September.

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Twin Peaks B&B: Book Direct for Best Rates

Book direct on our website for the best rates this autumn and winter. B&B and self-catering available.

Price: From €90 for Two People

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Twin Picks bed and breakfast Accommodation in Doolin

Airmid Natural Skincare: 10% Off Online Shop

Get 10% Off your order when you shop online!

Promo code: SHOPLOCAL

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Airmid Lotion Bars

Sheedy’s Doolin: Book Direct for Best Rates

Book direct for the best rates this autumn and winter.

Price: From €100 for Two People

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