Discover Doolin this year! A small fishing village, set at the foot of the Cliffs of Moher and mere footsteps to the Burren, Doolin is known not only for its majestic beauty and outdoor activities. Doolin is world-renowned for its wealth of traditional Irish music. Making Doolin the perfect base for which to explore the scenic and historic County Clare.
Attracting visitors of all ages and walks of life, Doolin's rich musical heritage spans many decades. This is thanks to the earlier generations of musicians from the area. Most famous of these perhaps is the Russell brothers Micho, Gussie and Pakie.The very fabric of this largely gaeltacht community was formed from centuries of singing, dancing and storytelling. Today you will find a lively pub culture in one of the three music-pubs in Doolin: McDermott's, McGann;s and O'Connor's. You will find music nightly in all the pubs during the summer months.
Apart from the musical heritage, Doolin is a perfect base for exploring County Clare. Here are a couple of the must-see's nearby:
Cliffs of Moher
The Cliffs of Moher, in County Clare, are one of Ireland’s top Visitor attractions, with close to 1 million visitors per year. A visit to this majestic natural wonder will and you’ll know why. The Cliffs stand 702 feet high at its highest point, stretching roughly 5 miles, offering breathtaking views of the beauty of Ireland’s west coast and the sheer power of the Atlantic Ocean. Even on a calm day, the great ocean waves ceaselessly pound the shore with white surf continually showing white surf at the base of the cliffs.
Ireland's Premier Showcave is an experience which should be a part of everyone's visit to Doolin. Not only is it a stunning walk, Aillwee Cave is also home to Ireland's largest display of Falcons, Harris Hawks, Owls, American Kestrels and White Tailed Sea Eagles.
The Burren is one of Ireland's most outstanding landscapes: a place of great beauty and fascination, steeped in history, teeming with wildlife and blessed with a rich culture and strong sense of community.
Explore the breathtaking scenery around Doolin with outdoor activities. Horse back riding, caving, cycling, golf, sea kayaking, walking, caving and diving are just a few of the activities you can do.
Take a day trip to Galway or hop on a boat to the Aran Islands for a day. As you can see, Doolin is a perfect base to explore County Clare. Experience this wonderful fishing village in Ireland with Celtic Tours World Vacations.