May 25, 2013

Doolin Farmers Market

10:00am ~ 4:00pm
Every Saturday
June to August

Farmers Markets have sprung up in many towns and villages over the past few years. If you're visiting The West of Ireland chances are on most Saturdays and Sundays in the summer months you will find a market near you.

Doolin Saturday Market and Craft Fair is usually an indoor market that takes place at the Michael Russell Centre or the Doolin Hotel grounds. The stalls have home grown produce and baked goods to fill your bags for sure. If you're a visitor to Doolin or Ireland you may be able to find some unique gifts or memorabilia to take home with you.  Hand crafted pottery, woodwork, jewelry and other small accessories are also on display.

One good tip to remember when you're planning on going to the market, don't eat a big breakfast! You may not be able to pass up the fresh goods.

For more information visit:

Doolin Farmers Market
Ballyvaughan Farmers Market
Kinvara Farmers Market
Ennistymon Farmers Market

May 21, 2013

Burren in Bloom Festival 2013

The Burren
May 4th ~ June 2nd

If you haven't visited The Burren yet there is still time left to catch some events of The Burren in Bloom Festival. This is perhaps the most magical time of year in the region with the seasonal flowers coming into bloom. Two family events are coming up on May 25th in Carron and Kinvara, visit HERE for more information.   

This unique festival aims to give people a better understanding and appreciation of The Burren's botanical and archaeological importance. With a series of illustrated talks and walks there are lots of ways to learn about The Burren Region. 

The festival is coordinated by The Burren Beo Trust, Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, and the Burren College of Art.

May 19, 2013

Your chance to win Free Tickets, every week!

Sunday Competition

For your chance to win free tickets from us here at O'Brien Line Doolin Ferry be sure to navigate to The Aran Islands Facebook Page every Sunday!

The winner will receive 2 tickets to either the Aran Islands or Cliffs of Moher Cruises. What better way to spend a Sunday evening?  Good Luck!  Ár ádh mór ort!

Visit The Aran Islands Info website here.

May 15, 2013

Féile an tSamhraidh ~ Burren Summer Festival

Friday, May 31st ~ Monday, June 3rd
Ballyvaugahn & Fanore, Co.Clare

If you have plans for the June Bank Holiday already, break them!
The fun starts on Friday May 31st with a variety concert in St.Johns Hall, Ballyvaughan. Music will be playing in all pubs and corners of the village. On Sunday night swing on down to Fanore for music, food, and dancing in O'Donohue's Pub. The Five Counties Ceíli Band will be performing from 9:30pm.   
For all you car buffs BOBBS Classic & Vintage Car run will take place on Monday followed by an open air concert in The Square, Ballyvaughan at 3:00pm. 
And for the main event! The Walls Band, Paddy Casey, and more will be performing at The Community Field, Ballyvaughan from 4:30pm~11:00pm. Be sure to get your tickets in advance!
For more informations visit:  Discover Ballyvaughan

May 08, 2013

Clare Burren Marathon Challenge

Saturday, May 25th
Ballyvaughan, Co.Clare

 The 2013 Burren Marathon Challenge will take place on Sunday, May 25th in Ballyvaughan County Clare. The race starting time is 9:00am. 

This marathon is a truly unique event. The route includes road, green road and trail challenges across a magnificent and rugged landscape. The routes provide stunning views of The Burren, Gleninagh Castle, Galway Coast, and even The Aran Islands from the road and mountainside.     

Gleninagh Castle View
Descending down the mountain trails

There are options for all to participate including a full, half, and mini marathon. Walkers are welcome! All participants will be chip timed, water & fruit will be available along all routes. The main sponser of the event Logues Lodge will provide a warm welcome with soup & rolls for all participant's as they finish.

May 03, 2013

Festival of Finn

Corofin, Co.Clare
May Bank Holiday Weekend

Who doesn't like a good Moustache?

Join the family fun festival for the May Bank Holiday Weekend. Activities include Ireland's Best Beard Competition, World Stone Throwing Championship, music, dancing, and more!

For a detailed programme of events please visit   Festival of Finn