Music & Events

Music and Events in Doolin – Doolin is widely regarded as the home of Traditional Irish Music. Immerse yourself in Irish culture and experience Doolin’s musical roots with year-round music sessions in all the local pubs in Doolin. A bustling village, Doolin also hosts a number of exciting events and festivals throughout the year.

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Wild Atlantic Seaweed Baths

Wild Atlantic Seaweed Baths at Doolin Harbour is an incredible place where one can view the Atlantic, the Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands….

The Attic Sessions

“The Attic Sessions” is a new concert series that features some of the very best musicians of Ireland, including Award-winning artists. The 60-mins concerts are acoustic and take place in the intimate, candle-lit atmosphere of The Attic at Hotel Doolin.

Doolin Yoga

Doolin Yoga is a studio run by Tricia McDonnell and offers a variety of classes, retreats, hike & yoga packages, outdoor yoga sessions, meditation classes and more here in Doolin. Visitors are welcome to drop in any classes.

Join a music session in Doolin

Ireland is renowned worldwide for its rich musical heritage, and there are few places that capture the essence of Irish traditional music quite like Doolin in County Clare. Nestled along the rugged coast of The Wild Atlantic Way, our picturesque village has become a hub for traditional Irish music sessions. If you’re looking to immerse […]

Accessible Tourism in Doolin

Here in the Doolin we want everyone to enjoy our beautiful landscape, learn all about our heritage and discover all the great activities and attractions on offer. Many of our members and sites are suitable for people of all ages and all abilities. We understand it takes time to research all the places you can […]

Meet our Musicians- Christy Barry

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Meet our Musicians- Charles Monod

Meet our Musicians- Charles Monod Nestled on the rugged west coast of Ireland, Doolin is a picturesque village renowned for its vibrant traditional music scene. This small enclave in County Clare has earned a reputation as a musical epicenter, drawing enthusiasts and musicians from around the world. Steeped in rich cultural heritage, Doolin’s pubs come […]

July Events in Doolin

July Events in Doolin We are halfway through the year here in Doolin and we are loving the long evenings along the Wild Atlantic Way. As always, there is also a host of events to enjoy in our beautiful region! Be sure to spend the night and make the most of your trip! Here is […]

48 Hours in Doolin

48 Hours in Doolin (From the Perspective of Helen at Galavanting Ireland) A weekend away is always something to look forward to- whether you are travelling with friends, family or a special someone- the anticipation starts building mid-week, and by the time Friday comes around, you just want to be there. On a Friday afternoon, […]

The Attic at Hotel Doolin

The Attic is the latest edition to Hotel Doolin, drawn from our love of music, gatherings and the arts. This unique space hosts live music, spoken word, theatre and comedy, something for everybody.

Fitz’s Pub

Famous for it’s lively music sessions and home of the Wild Atlantic Session, Fitz’s Bar hosts live music every night of the year #trad365.

Tunes From Doolin

Tunes From Doolin is an Irish Traditional Music Project aiming at promoting Irish Traditional Music in Doolin. Activities include video, music and podcast production, web design, events organisation, teaching and performances (sessions, concerts, weddings).

Traditional Music Sessions

Doolin is renowned for traditional Irish Music with sessions taking place nightly across all local bars and venues.

McDermott’s Pub

McDermott’s Pub in Doolin is a traditional Irish pub in the heart of Doolin on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic way. We serve bar food daily from 1pm to 9.30pm and have traditional Irish music nightly with some of the finest musicians in Ireland.

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!

McGann’s Pub

McGann’s Pub is family run pub and restaurant, open all year round in the heart of Doolin. With Irish Traditional Music 7 nights a week during the summer months and delicious Irish food, you are guaranteed an amazing time at McGann’s Pub! 

Music Sessions in Doolin at Fitz’s Pub

Music sessions in Doolin are a daily occurrence at Fitzpatrick’s Bar. Experience the best of folk and traditional Irish music daily this winter, with sessions taking place in the early evening and late into the night. 

OAIM – The Online Academy of Irish Music

Based in Doolin, the home of Irish Traditional Music, we offer the best online Irish music tuition in Irish traditional instruments. Our tutors are some of Ireland’s finest professional musicians. Join our community and learn Irish Music from the comfort of your home.

Saint Patricks Day in Doolin

The St. Patrick’s festivities will kick off at the start of the week with music sessions in the pubs around Doolin, followed by Doolin’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Friday 17th March at 2pm. The parade will gather at Doolin Pier at 1.30pm, and will begin at 2pm, traversing through the village for all spectators to enjoy. So arrive here early for a bite to eat or a pint, and pick a great spot to watch the parade from. Music sessions and gigs will also take place throughout the long weekend – it’s set to be an epic weekend of laughter, reunions, craic & ceol.

Doolin Craft Fair

The all-new and exciting Doolin Craft Fair showcases local artists and craft workers from the region. The craft fair takes place from April – September on Saturdays from 10am to 4pm in the Russell Cultural Centre in Doolin. Eircode: V95 E940 

11 Tips To Enjoy An Authentic Irish Trad Session

Visiting Doolin, you’re never too far from the lyrical sounds of a fiddle or flute. But how can you ensure you experience the very best of Ireland’s beloved musical heritage? Here are a few tips on how to enjoy the experience to the fullest.

Russell Festival Weekend 2024: Everything you need to know!

The countdown is on for the infamous Russell Festival Weekend, which has had to take place virtually for the last 2 years, but now it’s back with a bang as a real-life in-person event, and we’re SO excited here at Doolin Tourism. With a jam-packed weekend of music, song, dance, workshops, and more, it’s not a weekend you want to miss out on so here’s everything you need to know about this year’s festival.

Russell Festival Weekend 2023: Everything you need to know!

The countdown is on for the infamous Russell Festival Weekend, which has had to take place virtually for the last 2 years, but now it’s back with a bang as a real-life in-person event, and we’re SO excited here at Doolin Tourism. With a jam-packed weekend of music, song, dance, workshops, and more, it’s not a weekend you want to miss out on so here’s everything you need to know about this year’s festival.

The Doolin Christmas Gift Guide 2023

We encourage everyone to shop local in store and online across the busy Christmas gifting season. Let’s make supporting local a year-round habit and ensure our communities remain vibrant in the months ahead. Show your Love for Local and check out our list of Doolin-inspired gift ideas.

Christmas Recipes From Doolin 2023

Check out these festive favourites from the Doolin locals this Christmas! From mulled wine to Christmas Gingerbread, and everything in between. View Recipes

Doolin’s Musical Culture – The Place, The People & The Passion

Get an insight into Doolin’s musical culture, why it’s considered to be “the home of traditional Irish music”, and what experiences you need to add to your bucket list while in the area!

Burren Slow Food Festival

Burren Slow Food Festival is an annual food event that takes place in Lisdoonvarna in late April/early May. 

Doolin Folk Festival

Taking inspiration from the great festivals of the 70’s and 80’s such as Lisdoonvarna down the road and from the deep musical roots of the county, The Doolin Folk Festival presents powerful music in an intimate setting.

Burren Winterage Weekend

Burren Winterage Weekend takes place on the October Bank Holiday weekend each year. It offers a chance to come together and celebrate the unique farming traditions of the Burren and other ‘high nature value’ farming landscapes across Ireland and Europe.

The Burren Food Fayre

Food lovers from all over Ireland are in for a treat this autumn, as the Burren Food Fayre is returning for a series of unique food and farm visitor experiences this October bank holiday weekend.

The Burren Food Trail

The Burren Food Trail features a wide variety of different food providers, producers, visitor attractions and outdoor activities. Those behind the Burren Food trail are passionate about food, growing and producing it locally for you to enjoy.

Hedge School Doolin

Hedge School is for anyone who feels the need to create, anyone who creates for that simple inherent joy, regardless of reward. We invite you all to Doolin, to a magical setting for unique collaborations and intimate encounters between artist and audience, master & student.

Russell Festival Weekend

The last weekend of February every year sees Doolin remember its greatest music ambassadors the Russell brothers; Micho, Packie & Gussie. The brightest musicians descend on Doolin to attend workshops and perform.

15 Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in 2021 – Doolin Style!

As iconic landmarks all over the world are lit up green in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, it’s high time we shook off the gloom of winter and had a proper chance to mark the arrival of spring. Here are 15 Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in 2021 – Doolin style!

Tour de Burren

Voted by Cycling Ireland Members as the best leisure cycling event in Ireland, the annual event takes place in the picturesque village of Ballyvaughan on Saturday, 19 June 2021.

Doolin Motorcycle Fest

Doolin Motorcycle Fest will feature: Rock-n-Roll, Custom Bike Shows, Ride-outs along the Wild Atlantic Way, plus more! A jam-packed, jaw-dropping weekend that’s not to be missed!

Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival

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The world-famous Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival returns to Lisdoonvarna each year, featuring some of the country’s top country and western music acts and much more.

Cliffs Of Moher Cycling Challenge

Riverside Cycling Club Ennistymon is hosting its annual charity cycle for the 8th year running, starting and finishing in Ennistymon town on Saturday, 20th September 2021 in Ennistymon.

Music sessions – Our top picks

Doolin is famous for its traditional music sessions. With over 35 sessions per week in the summer it can be difficult to decide which one to attend. Here are our top picks !

The Russell Brothers

Micho, Packie & Gussie Russell were three brothers from Doonagore in Doolin. They were great musicians and attracted many visitors.

Fiddle + Bow Hotel

Fiddle + Bow Hotel is a unique 12 bedroom hotel right in the heart of Doolin, the home of traditional music in Co. Clare. Since its opening in late May 2019, we are focused on delivering high-quality bedrooms, being excellent hosts, and offering generous guest areas and a lounge bar.

Hotel Doolin

Small Hotel, Big Personality. This village streetscape consists of a boutique style hotel with deluxe bedrooms, Chervil Restaurant, Fitzpatrick’s Bar, Cafe Sonas, Pizza Cafe, Gift Shop and Gallery, outdoor garden courtyard with marquee and a Tourist Information Office

Roots of the Rhythm

Doolin is widely regarded as the home of Irish music. Music has always been an integral part of life in Doolin, due to its remote location, which strengthened community ties and ensured that traditions such as the Irish language, music, dancing were maintained.

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