Activities and Attractions

Activities and Attractions in Doolin – With its seaside location and unique karst landscape, Doolin is the perfect base for adventuring in the great outdoors and exploring the local attractions of the Burren region. Visit the Cliffs of Moher, take a ferry to the Aran Islands, explore the Burren Geopark's landscape & sites such as the Great Stalactite at Doolin Cave, and more on your next visit to Doolin, Ireland.

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Taste The Atlantic – The Salmon Experience

Taste The Atlantic – The Salmon Experience at the Burren Smokehouse Right next to the Tasting Room at the Burren Smokehouse, a new exciting fun experience is waiting for you. In a self-guided & interactive visitor centre called “Taste the Atlantic – Salmon Experience”, you will immerse yourself in the story of Irish Salmon. Follow […]

Discover Doolin’s Rugged Coastline & Water Activities

Follow local Scuba Diver, Caroline Hartigan, and Doolin Tourism on a wild Atlantic tour of Doolin’s Coastline, and get info on our top-rated water activities to experience in the area.

The Historical Sites of Doolin in County Clare

Follow local historian, Mattie Shannon, and Doolin Tourism on a journey through time as we visit the historical sites of Doolin in the Burren, County Clare.

Hidden Gems: Unique Outdoor Activities in Doolin

Hidden Gems: Unique Outdoor Activities in Doolin, Ireland Adventure like a local! Discover some of the most unique outdoor activities in Doolin and County Clare. Below you will find a handful of the many hidden gems in Doolin’s great outdoors, recommended by Doolin locals. Doolin warmly welcomes visitors to stay & discover more, explore the […]

Doolin Music House

Experience traditional music in the home of Christy Barry, one of Doolin’s most celebrated musicians. Music, stories, laughter, local food and the Irish welcome are the ingredients to an evening which you will be guaranteed to enjoy!

Pat Sweeney – Doolin Cliff Walk

Join Pat Sweeney on a guided walk along the sea cliffs from Doolin to the Cliffs of Moher, for a unique experience of it’s breathtaking rural beauty

Doolin Cave and Visitor Centre

Visit the award winning Doolin Cave & discover the Great Stalactite. Tours depart daily on the hour from March to October from 10am to 5pm and Saturdays and Sundays in November from 11am to 4pm.

Doolin2Aran Ferries

All aboard! What better way to spend a day in Doolin, than on a day trip to the Aran Islands. Okay, maybe a boat trip AND a cruise to the Cliffs of Moher would top that…

Doolin Ferry Company

Travel with Doolin’s original ferry company (EST. 1970) to the Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher. Join Bill O’Brien and family and travel in comfort on a journey to Ireland’s traditional past. Escape to any of the three Aran Islands; Inis Mor, Inis Meain, Inis Oirr.

Private Drive Chauffeur – Local Day Tours

Local Day Tours in Co Clare but also serving the entire Island of Ireland. Private Drive Chauffeur can cater for 1 to 6 persons in their luxury cars and private guided half day, full day or extended tours.

Burren Tours

Burren Tours is a local, family run, transport and tour company. Our main driver, Sean, has all the charm of a Doolin native and all the knowledge of a Clare local.

Burren Smokehouse Visitor Centre

Burren Smokehouse Visitor Centre – Discover our Craft! Call into the Burren Smokehouse Visitor Centre and get a tasting of our Burren smoked Irish Organic salmon. Then watch a short film about the smoking process (free of charge – available in English, German, French, Italian, Swedish & Spanish). Our Visitor Centre has become a popular […]

Lahinch Adventures

Adventure along the Wild Atlantic Way of County Clare with Lahinch Adventures – located just a short drive from Doolin at Lahinch Promenade. We have a wide range of activities including Surfing, Indoor Climbing, Indoor Archery, Outdoor Rock Climbing in The Burren, Kayaking and SUP to name a few.

Ben’s Surf Clinic

Surf the wild Atlantic waves of County Clare with Ben’s Surf Clinic – located just a short drive from Doolin at Lahinch Promenade. Individual & Group lessons are available. All levels welcome!

Geopark

Doolin is situated within the The Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark.
Rich in heritage and culture, this area received the highly valuable UNESCO Global Geopark designation in March 2016.

Cliffs of Moher

A magical landscape that seems to change from craggy cliff to soft folds of green in a heartbeat. A landscape dotted with picture-post card cottages, villages and towns where the secrets of Irish life are unlocked as the music begins.

Heritage & Culture – 6 day itinerary

Discover our heritage and culture with this 6 day itinerary suggestion.

Island Day Trips

The Aran Islands – famous for geology, history and culture…

The Doolin Adventure – 5 day itinerary

A suggestion on how to spend 5 days packed with adventures in Doolin!

Yoga and Holistic Treatments

Set against the iconic backgrounds of the Atlantic Ocean, the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren there are a number of nearby retreats, classes & workshops for your holistic pleasure.

Family Fun in Doolin – 5 day itinerary

Doolin is a family friendly village with many options in terms of accommodation and dining.

The Fertile Rock

The Burren, known as the fertile rock, due to its temperate climate, which means that the limestone retains its warmth during the winter. Cattle and Lamb are moved to the mountains during this time and can graze amongst the limestone.

Arts & Culture

The rich tradition of music, art, history, heritage and culture all weave together and create a special atmosphere in Doolin.

Killilagh Church

An example of the community’s dedication to preserving their rich heritage is Killilagh Church.

Archaeology & Heritage

Doolin (Dúlainn in irish) probably derives from the Gaelic phrase dubh linn, which means the dark pool.

Limestone Pavement

The most famous and readily identifiable feature of the Burren is the ‘limestone pavement’, areas of grey flat rock broken up by crevices, called grykes by geologists, and a good example of these can be seen along the shore to the south and north of Doolin Pier.

The Ocean

The Atlantic Ocean is at the heart of the Doolin Community; sustaining everyday life.

Phillip Morrison

Phillip Morrison runs his own art gallery in the seaside town of Lahinch, County Clare and for a number of years also had a gallery in Doolin.

Atlantic Adventure

Just off the coast of County Clare lie three rocky limestone outcrops that make up the Aran Islands.

Nature’s Playground

Doolin is a natural place for adventure seekers.
From cruises to sea kayaking to cave climbing, there is something to suit everybody’s comfort level!

Days of Discovery

The Doolin Tourism has organised three comprehensive breaks that cater for most types of visitors, A General Visit, The Family Getaway and a Walkers & Hikers Guide to Doolin and North Clare as reference points for your holiday.

Tours

There is so much to do in Doolin!

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