February Events in Doolin
For a small village- we have a lot going on! February is a busy month here in Doolin with Valentine’s Day, Mid-Term Break and of course the ever popular Russell Festival weekend. As always, there is also a host of other 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 February in Doolin.
Rónán O’Snodaigh and Myles O’Reilly in The Attic
Friday 16th of February at 8pm
Musicians Rónán Ó Snodaigh and Myles O’Reilly’s second album The Beautiful Road, a soulful blend of folk, traditional, and ambient crossover follows the success of their debut album Tá Go Maith, which was warmly received by Irish audiences after its release in May 2020. Rónán and Myles have been showcasing their unique sound live to an ever-growing fan-base.
In The Beautiful Road the pair set out to create a soothing listening experience by focusing on higher frequencies, inspired by the calming effects of nature, while also seeking to counter the increased levels of intrusive ambient ‘white noise’ caused by traffic, machinery, and other unpredictable sounds arising from the world’s post pandemic return to frenzied norms.
Photo Credit – Anthony O’Connor – Five Element Photography
Get your tickets here.
Valentines Weekend at Doolin Inn
Book a romantic stay at Doolin Inn, situated in the heart of Doolin, the Burren, and at the start of the Cliffs of Moher coastal trail. Wake up refreshed after a comfortable night’s sleep, and enjoy a delicious big Burren breakfast each morning in the breakfast area which overlooks the village and the sea. A Doolin Inn breakfast consists of rich and fruity soda breads, warm fluffy scones, farm-fresh eggs, traditionally-cured bacon, poached fruits, fresh juices, roasted local coffee, and much more – Our emphasis is always on healthy options and slow-burning foods that will sustain you through your day of discovery.
Find out more here.
Valentines Burlesque & Cabaret Show Doolin
Saturday 17th of February at 8pm in Hotel Doolin
Something different in Doolin this Valentines weekend! Foolin in Doolin for Valentines with a bad ass Burlesque & Cabaret Show.
Find out more here.
Russell Festival Doolin
Thursday 22nd to Monday 26th February
This Irish Traditional Music festival held in Doolin, Co.Clare, falls on the last full weekend in February annually. It is a remembrance event celebrating the Russell family; Micho, Packie and Gussie Russell, the world-famous traditional musicians from the area. This year is the 30th anniversary of the Festival and a fantastic weekend is planned.
The workshops are aimed at intermediate players (kids and adults alike), taking place at Doolin National School on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th 2024: 10:30-12:30. Cost is €40 for the two days, booking in advance is recommended as there are only 15 places available for each workshop.
The 30th Russell Festival Weekend concerts will feature the following wonderful traditional artists; Martin Hayes, Sharon Shannon, Jim Murray and Jack Maher, James, Carol and Caoimhe Cullinan, Noel and Aine O’Donoghue, Mná, Yvonne Casey, Kevin Griffin and Eoin O’Neill.
Find out more on their website 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 January. It’s a chance to immerse yourself in the magic of traditional tunes and tales. To secure your spot, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Clare Jam Company
The Clare Jam Company are showcasing their full range of jams, chutneys and mustards in the Clare Jam Shop this February. Visit their Jam shop to see their unique range of products.
👉 Some tasty festive products ready for the shelves over the next few weeks!
🎁Cranberry Sauce with Port
🎁Spiced Plum Chutney
Find out more here.
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.
Doolin Cave remain open during the winter months.
Book Now at www.doolincave.ie or call 065 707 5761
You will find a traditional Irish Music Session in Doolin 7 nights a week in January. 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.
Food is served daily in Fitz’s Pub from 12:30pm with live music every night.
Dinner – Friday to Sunday (6:30-8:30pm)
Lunch – Sunday (1-5pm)
Table bookings – https://www.hoteldoolin.ie/glas-restaurant.html
Stonewall Pizzeria & Coffee House – open Friday to Sunday (9am-11pm)
16-Feb-2024 | Friday | Myles O’Reilly and Ronan O Snodaigh
17-Feb-2024 | Saturday | Dirty Circus
22-Feb-2024 | Thursday | Sean-nós competition
23-Feb-2024 | Friday | Dúchas is Dóchas with Tara Howley
Fitz’s Pub at Hotel Doolin boasts music 7 nights a week. From 6.30 pm on a Monday and from 7.30 pm 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.
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.