Towns of Clare
Doolin —County Clare
A small fishing village, also known as Fisherstreet, on a sandy bay some 3km from Aill na Searrach, the northern end of the Cliffs of Moher. Doolin is world-famous for its wealth of Irish folk music and in recent years has been attracting crowds to spontaneous sessions and festivals or 'fleadhanna' of Irish and international music. Lots of music pubs and restaurants.
The smallest of the Aran islands, Inisheer, is only 10km from the mainland at Doolin. A ferry operating a daily service can take groups of up to 150 people across to the islands in less than 30 minutes - making it the fastest route to the islands.
Overlooked by Doonagore Castle, an unusual circular tower within a walled ?bawn? enclosure, which has been restored as a residence. Nearer the sea, Iron Age burial mounds dot the surrounding landscape.