Ireland's traditional music capital. It is a place of great beauty and tranquility, where the visitor can refresh their spirits away from the everyday hustle and bustle of life. For some it is a center of music and merriment. For others it is a base from which to explore a magnificent part of Ireland. It is a paradise for geologists, botanists, ornithologist, speleologist and walkers.
In Doolin you will find a wide range of quality accommodations to suit all budgets; ranging from hotels, guesthouses, bed & breakfasts, hostels, caravan and camping sites. Our restaurants offer fine foods with local seafood a specialty. Our world famous pubs feature traditional music sessions nightly. Craft shops offer a wide range of locally produced hand crafted products. Music shops have a wide range of items to suit all tastes.
Doolin is the closest port to the Aran Islands, one of the last outposts of Gaelic civilization, where Irish is still the spoken language. A passenger ferry service operates daily from Doolin Pier from April to October, with several crossings in high season.
Just four miles south of Doolin are the majestic Cliffs of Moher, battling daily with the Atlantic Ocean. The rise in places to over 700 feet. A visitor centre is open all year round. Four miles east of Doolin is Lisdoonvarna, Ireland's only spa town. Doolin is on the fringe of the world famous Burren, a remarkable limestone area which has a combination of many visual features that make it unique in Europe. It's geology, flora, caves, archeology and history set it apart as a place of beauty, a explorer's dream. The Burren Display Centre in Kilfenora helps unravel many of the Burren's mysteries.
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