"The Music Capital of Ireland"
We are located just off Fisherstreet in an elevated location with great views onto Doolin with Doonagore castle, the Cliffs of Moher and the countryside around the village. Contemplate the view from our veranda while relaxing after a busy day of visits and activities!
Doolin's restaurants offer fine foods with local seafood a speciality. Doolin's world-famous pubs feature traditional music sessions nightly throughout the season. Shops offer locally made crafts and music shops have a range of items to suit all tastes. All of these amenities are in walking distance from the B&B!
If you are exploring the area on foot, bicycle or by car, you will find our home is ideally located to discover North Clare. View the spectacular Cliffs of Moher, explore the ruggedness of the Burren landscape or take the ferry to the Aran Islands. We will do our best to make your stay in Doolin a happy and memorable one!
Our house is convenient for trips to the Aran Islands and cruises of the Cliffs of Moher - the pier is only a short distance away! The famous Cliffs of Moher (see the view towards the Cliffs of Moher on the bottom of our website pages)are over 200 meters high, and give visitors a high vantage point over Galway Bay and the Aran Islands. O'Brien's Tower stands guard at one end and Moher Castle is situated at the southern end. The cliffs are home to numerous seabirds,including gannets, razorbills guillemots and puffins, and the area is a birdwatcher's paradise. A popular, exciting walking trail extends all along the Cliffs between Doolin and Liscannor. The Aran Islands are an extension of the Burren landscape. The islanders, which still speak Irish, traditionally made their living from fishing. While the men were out fishing the women knitted the traditional 'Aran Ganseys'. Each of the Islands, Inis Oírr, Inis Meain and the largest Inis Mór has its own individual character and is a favourite for walking and biking. You’ll find ancient forts, churches and monuments on all 3 Islands.
The Burren are about 500 sq.kms of lunar-like limestone landscape and surely one of the highlights in the Irish landscape. Its apparent bareness nurtures a surprising famous flora with many flowers which can not be found anywhere else in Ireland. When Stone Age farmers settled in the Burren they found the area forested. By late medieval times the felling of timber and the grazing of cattle produced to-days skeletal landscape. Man has left a mass of evidence of having lived on the Burren for thousands of years. Material remains abound, including megalithic tombs, stone and earth ring forts, round towers, medieval churches, monasteries and castles. Burials took place in Poulnabrone and other dolmens over a period of 600 years from 5200 to 5800 years ago. Gaelic Chieftains like the O'Briens, the O'Connors and the O'Loughlins - who were the Princesses of the Burren - had their castles here. One at least, Gleninagh Castle was inhabited until the middle of the 19th century. There are numerous caves, two of which, Doolin & Ailwee Cave are open to visitors. You can get a glimpse on the Burren on a drive along the coast road to Ballyvaughan and back via Lisdoonvarna - but ideally you explore the area by foot on the traditional cattle trecks, the "green roads, or by bicycle on one of the loops leadinng out of Doolin.
What else to do
Our local activities include surfing, golf at Lahinch championship golf course, swimming, horseriding, fishing, pitch and putt and for the more adventurous caving, rockclimbing, abseiling, caving and orenteering. Find out about all the activities in the region on the "West Coast of Clare" website - here