May 30, 2014

Doolin Folk Festival 2014

Hotel Doolin
June 13th - 15th

Doolin Folk Festival

 With over 20 musical acts lined up the Doolin Folk Festival looks like it's going to be another wildly popular weekend. Book your tickets and accommodation in advance.
Check out the line-up of great Irish Acts! Ferries from Doolin to the Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher available daily throughout the weekend.
For more details visit Doolin Folk Festival.   

May 12, 2014

Drop Everything Inis Oírr

Inis Oírr  (Inisheer)
Aran Islands
May 23rd to 25th

Visit Inis Oírr from May 23rd to the 25th and you can experience Drop Everything Inis Oírr. This Cultural Programme celebrates Contemporary Culture with an international flavour. The weekend will be filled with Art, Music, Design, Food, Fashion and more.  All that set in the fantastic atmosphere of Inis Oírr, Aran Islands.  Don't miss it.

Visit Drop Everything Inis Oírr for details.
Book your ferry HERE.


April 22, 2014

New Doolin Pier construction begins


The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howling T.D., was in Doolin yesterday to visit the site of the proposed Doolin Pier Project, in Doolin, County Clare. The Minister's timing was great as his visit coincided with the signing of the contract with L&M Keating (succesful tenderer) to begin construction on the new pier by Clare County Council. The work is set to begin later this week and is due to be finished around mid-2015.  

 Cllr. Joe Arkins, the Mayor of Clare stated that, "This project has been long sought after by ferry operators, fishermen and tourists who use the pier. The new pier development will boost visitor numbers in Clare considering access to the Aran Islands from the County will be greatly enhanced once the project is completed."  And he also commented that "The completed pier will be used mainly to facilitate ferry activity between North Clare and the Aran Islands and the Cliffs of Moher during the tourist season while the existing pier will be available to accommodate other activities – both leisure based and otherwise. The new pier will ensure that Doolin is accessible in all tidal conditions, which will be of particular benefit to Doolin Search and Rescue as well as the ferry operators."
Founder of the ferries from Doolin in 1970, Bill O'Brien speaks to RTÉ News and The Irish Times about the new development at Doolin Pier.
Irish Times Reports

 Liam O'Brien speaks to TG4 News

TG4 Reports

April 04, 2014

National Concertina Convention

April 11th - 13th
Co. Clare
Consairtín 2014 is a celebration of the concertin in Traditional Irish Music. This event provides a platform for enthusiasts of all ages to gather in an environment that will encourage learning, discussion, performance and fun.

                                 Visit for event details. 

February 25, 2014

Doolin Writers Weekend

March 28th - March 30th

Have you entered the Doolin Short Story Competition yet? Well the deadline to enter is March 3rd at 5:00pm for your chance to win 1000 euro. The winners story will also be featured on the Irish Writers' website and published in the Clare People.

The weekend will be filled with Writing Workshops, lectures, and readings by some of Ireland's best writers. There will also be Traditional Music and Theatre at various locations in Doolin throughout the weekend. 

Visit the Doolin Writers Weekend page HERE.
Ferries from Doolin to the Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher Cruises can be booked here.

January 28, 2014

Russell Memorial Weekend 2014

Micho Russell Memorial Weekend
Friday, February 21st ~ 24th
Doolin, Co. Clare

Join the annual festival in Doolin to celebrate Traditional Irish Music.

Visit the official page for details on the concert schedule  Russell Memorial Weekend.

Ferries from Doolin to Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher commence in March.
Visit Doolin Ferry for more information.