April 30, 2013

Doolin Writers Weekend

May 24th ~ 26th 2013

Literature Lovers Welcome!

The very first Writer's Weekend will take place in Doolin, Co.Clare this May.  Events include song writing workshops, short story competitions, play performances, and local author Eddie Stack will share his knowledge of poet Francis McNamara.

For details please visit:   Doolin Writers Weekend

April 24, 2013

Burren Tolkien Festival

May 8th~16th

Are you a Lord of the Rings series fan?

Well this is the event for you! Did you know that in 1949 JRR Tolkien was an external examiner in the English Department of what is now The University of Galway? Tolkien was a frequent visitor to the West of Ireland and often stayed in the Village of Ballyvaughan, Co.Clare. The Burren Tolkien Society believes that JRR Tolkien drew inspiration for his most famous works form the dramatic Burren Landscapes.

For more interesting facts and details on the events please visit:

April 18, 2013

40 Years in Photos, Inis Oírr

Áras Éanna, Inis Oírr 
Arts Centre              

Michael O'Flanagan
Opening Friday, May 3rd at 8:00pm

"Ag Teacht is Ag Imeacht" ~ "Coming and Going"

The award winning freelance photographer and we are pleased to say friend, Michael O'Flanagan will display a 75 image exhibition at the Áras Éanna, Inis Oírr.  O'Flanagan has been travelling to Inis Oírr since just about the time our ferry service began in 1970. The exhibition will show the transformation the island has undergone throughout the last 40 years.  Mary Kennedy, Rte Nationwide will be there to launch the exhibition.

The exhibition will be on view for all of summer 2013 at Áras Éanna.

Ferries will depart at 10:00am, 1:00pm, and 4:00pm to Inis Oírr, Friday May 3rd.

Arts Centre on Inis Oírr

  For a sneak peak visit:

April 15, 2013

Gift Certificates

Looking for something special for an upcoming occasion?

O'Brien Line Doolin Ferry are now offering gift vouchers to The Aran Islands & Cliffs of Moher Cruises.  Choose from any of our Cruise Options and we will send a personalised gift voucher to your address of choice!

Gift vouchers can be can be obtained by online bookings or by phone.
Tel:   +353 65 707 5555

April 10, 2013

Burren Slow Food Festival

Lisdoonvarna, May 17th~ 19th

7th Annual Slow Food Festival

For those of you who haven't heard Slow Food is a global initiative with the goal of reigniting a spark in people's passion for food, local traditions, and culinary heritages. The Slow Food Philosophy aims to combat the rise of fast food and challenges people to think about how our food choices affect the world as a whole. Not just your husband's moods or your son's football training!

Slow Food Clare does just that. The three day event will provide a variety of ways to explore and celebrate The Burren Region's fine local gourmet traditions. 

Events include nutrition advice, cookery classes, dinner at the Wild Honey Inn, Organic Salmon tasting at The Burren Smokehouse,  The Burren Players "No dinners for Sinner's" performance at The Royal Spa, Micro Brew tasting at The Roadside Tavern, and much more.

The special guest of honour this year is Celebrity Chef Richard Corrigan, and he knows food! Not to mention the many talented local Chefs from the Burren Region will be on hand demonstrating their skills with samples to share.

We are hungry already.

For a full event schedule & details be sure to visit:      Slow Food Clare