Trip Ideas

Trip Ideas – Looking for some inspiration for your next trip to Doolin? Check out some of our recommended trip itineraries for Doolin. Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast, music lover, foodie or culture seeker, there’s something for everyone to enjoy here in Doolin, Ireland.

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Private Drive Chauffeur – Local Day Tours

Local Day Tours in Co Clare but also serving the entire Island of Ireland. Private Drive Chauffeur specialise in two person tours in their luxury cars and private guided half day, full day, airport transfer or extended tours.

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 […]

Taste The Atlantic – Salmon Experience

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

December Events in Doolin

December Events in Doolin Don’t let the cold weather put you off. There is nowhere more magical in December than Doolin. Hot toddy’s by the fire place, the sound of traditional music from our pubs and,  as always, a host of events to be enjoyed too! Be sure to spend the night and make the […]

November Events in Doolin

November Events in Doolin The dark evenings are setting in. Its time to get the hat, gloves and scarves on and plan a trip to the music and events capital of County Clare. There is nothing quite like enjoying an open fire in one of our many pubs, or taking in a brisk walk along […]

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, […]

Activities for Rainy Days in Doolin

Activities for Rainy Days in Doolin Probably the opening line of every conversation with an Irish person will involve a comment on the weather. Because Ireland’s weather has done more than sculpt our landscape, it’s shaped our very culture. It doesn’t matter what the weather is doing when you visit Doolin- there is always plenty […]

Getting Married in Doolin

Getting Married in Doolin As far as wedding destinations in Ireland go, Doolin has got it all. Romantic scenery, friendly and hospitable locals, and all the suppliers that you need to make your wedding day the best ever. If you are thinking of getting married in Ireland and you’re looking for that stand out destination- […]

Caherconnell Stone Fort & Sheepdog Demonstrations

Caherconnell Stone Fort is the only fort in the Burren scientifically excavated and developed for tourism. It is a wonderful site where you can dive into the Burren’s history and also enjoy the amazing sheepdog demonstrations which take place daily.

50 Things To Do In Doolin

We’ve picked some unique things to do in Doolin during your holiday. Stay and discover more!

The Doolin Staycation Guide

We’ve compiled a comprehensive Doolin Staycation Guide for your Irish Staycation. Are you ready to make a break for it, Ireland?

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 […]

Great Outdoor Activities to Experience in Doolin & The Burren

A new year, a new adventure. For those of you looking to get active or to try some new experiences in the great outdoors, here are our top suggestions for outdoor activities to experience in Doolin.

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.

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.


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.

Island Day Trips

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

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.

Landscape Wildflowers and Wildlife

A hallmark of the beauty of the Burren is the eye-catching flora and fauna seen sprouting up from the grey limestone ground.

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.

Walking & Hiking – 7 day itinerary

There are many great walks and hikes with spectacular views for every level in Doolin and the Burren. Here are our suggestions.

The Ocean

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

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!

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