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The Ireland of My Dreams

I had no idea that Doolin was going to turn out to be the way that it was. Well, for starters, I had no idea that it was going to be as SMALL as it was! But, it was the Ireland of my dreams. The smoky pubs, the green fields, the roaring ocean-it was all there. I was sick for about a week and holed up in the hostel there so I really got to know the town. And all five people that live there. (Just kidding!)

Was Doolin where Tolkien got his inspiration for the Lord of the Rings Trilogy? Who knows. But a lot of the locals think so...

Lots to Do Around the Area

Doolin is a great jumping off point to visit the following places:

The Burren

Cliffs of Mohr

Aillwee Caves

Inishere (smallest of the Aran Islands)

Bunratty Folk Park

Some Useful Links

Doolin Tourism Site You can find all things Doolin here, from pubs to B & Bs

All In Ireland Has some good information on places to stay, as well as information about other surrounding areas.

Doolin Ferry Company Schedules and prices for going to the Aran Islands from Doolin.

Burren Forts Information on forts in the Burren.

Doolin Information Some basic information with some links to photography around the area.

All About Doolin Well, the name certainly promises a lot. Worth checking out.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Small, quaint, great pubs, close to the Aran Islands
  • Cons:Very, very tiny. Bring plenty of cash-there aren't any ATMs!
  • In a nutshell:One night in one of the pubs there is every reason to visit.
  • Last visit to Doolin: Jun 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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