About Doolin


Doolin is a charming small seaside village on

the northwest coast of County Clare in Ireland's

Shannon Region. Set against the rugged Atlantic

Ocean and surrounded by the spectacular bare

limestone landscape of the Burren, Doolin is a

place of breathtaking beauty. Doolin is situated

8km from the famous cliffs of Moher, 6km from

Lisdoonvarna spa town, 50km from Shannon

Airport and 70km from Galway City on the west

coast of Ireland.

Traditionally a fishing village, Doolin is now renowned worldwide as the traditional music capital of Ireland. One of Doolin’s most famous sons was Micho Russell, a world-renown whistle player. His contribution to Irish music is celebrated with a weekend of traditional music every February. Home to thousands of international visitors each year, Doolin is many things to many people. For some, it is a place to experience rousing music sessions nightly in the pub and for others, it is a place of solitude and tranquillity where one can refresh their spirits away from the everyday hustle and bustle of life.


Doolin restaurants offer fine foods with local seafood a specialty. Our world famous pubs feature traditional music sessions nightly and also serve tasty pub food. There is a varied and interesting range of shops with items to suit all tastes and budgets.


Why not come and enjoy the charms of this small Irish seaside village rooted in heritage and culture yet possessing an international ambiance. You will be assured a warm welcome with top quality service and a friendly smile. We guarantee you wish you discovered it sooner and will not want to leave Doolin, County Clare.