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The Wild Atlantic Way

Lonely Planet cites 2015 to be the “year of the Wild Atlantic Way”, a 2,500km scenic touring route that “snakes its way round every nook and crook of the western seaboard from Donegal to Cork.” Doolin is an ideal base for exploring both the Mayo/Clare and the Clare/Cork segments of the route.
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The Cliffs of Moher

Beginning in Doolin and rising to a height of over 200 metres the Cliffs of Moher are one of the most impressive sights in Europe. The usual viewing place is near O'Brien's Tower where the cliffs are at their highest. See www.cliffsofmoher.ie.

Another option is to take a boat trip from Doolin Pier (5 mins from Daly's House) and view the cliffs from underneath. See Cliffs of Moher cruises and obrienline.com.

Cruise under the Cliffs of Moher

For more experienced walkers there is a cliff top path from Doolin up to the Cliffs of Moher. It is about 8km from Doolin to the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre and takes about 2 to 3 hrs each way. Some sections of the path are rough track with no barriers or handrails between you and oblivion! See Coastal Walk for more details.

Local man Pat Sweeney at Doolin Cliff Walk provides a guided walk from Doolin Village along the sea cliffs leading to the Cliffs of Moher.

The Burren

The Burren, derived from gaelic meaning 'stony place', is a limestone landscape like no other in Ireland. Described by some as a "moonscape" and by others at "the fertile rock" it has a wealth of archeological sites. Doolin is an ideal base for touring the burren region.


Mullaghmore in the heart of the Burren.

The Aran Islands

Doolin pier is five minutes from Daly's House with a choice of ferries to the Aran Islands. See Doolin2Aran Ferries and obrienline.com.


Doolin Cave

Doolin Cave is one of Europe's most compelling cave attractions. See “The Great Stalactite” It is a great opportunity to see such a large free hanging stalactite anywhere in the world. www.doolincave.ie

Garden Visit

Doolin Garden is the contemporary garden of designer Matt O’ Connell with hidden sections or mini gardens, some of which are traditional. The garden surrounds an award winning house which was built in 1995 when the garden started. The variety of over 250 plants for sale in the nursery are propagated from plants in the garden so mature versions can be seen. All plants have been propagated outdoors and are totally hardy. Free admission. Donations to Doolin Rescue Service welcome. www.doolingarden.com.

Horse riding

Horse riding is available locally and offers daily guided trails with spectacular views. Check out http://www.mountainviewtrekking.com.

Pitch and putt

There is a really nice Pitch and putt course just 5 minutes walk from Daly's House.

Golf

We are twenty minutes drive from Lahinch golf club with its world famous championship course and the more gentle Castle course.

Surfing

Clare offers some of the best surfing conditions in the world. There is a monster wave at “Aill Na Searrach” under the Cliffs of Moher. There is gentler surfing at Lahinch and Fanore beaches.

Cycling

This is an ideal way to explore the area. Bike hire is also available in the village.

Fishing

There is excellent shore angling in Doolin and further north on the road towards Fanore.

Walking tours

Why not take a guided walk in the Burren with Shane Connolly of Burren Walking Tours or with Tony Kirby at heartofburrenwalks.com.

Local man Pat Sweeney at Doolin Cliff Walk provides a guided walk from Doolin Village along the sea cliffs leading to the Cliffs of Moher.

Pubs

Doolin has four fine traditional Irish music pubs, with live sessions seven nights a week.


Restaurants

There is a selection of restaurants in the area. Experience the best of local cuisine served by award winning chefs. In addition all the pubs in Doolin serve excellent fare throughout the day until 9.00 in the evening.


Shopping

There is a wonderful selection of craft shops in the area. There are also a couple of music shops where you can source music by our local musicians.

Local Artists

Doreen Drennan resides in nearby Lisdoonvarna where her studio is open to visitors. Doreen also runs classes throughout the summer months.

Phillip Morrison's work depicts wonderful streetscapes and surf scenes from the west of Ireland. Strong shapes and colour are key signatures. Phillip's studio is in Kettle Street, Lahinch.

DALY'S HOUSE, DOOLIN, CO. CLARE, IRELAND

GPS coordinates: 53° 0.858' N   09° 23.193' W
Tel: 065 7074242    from U.S.A./Canada 011-353-65-7074242
Email: dalyshouse@gmail.com