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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. 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.
One of Doolin's claims to fame is that it is the main setting for the PlayStation 3 game Folklore. According to the game's storyline, the Netherworld, the world of the dead is a realm that can only be accessed from one place in the world, the sea-side village of Doolin.
Doolin is one of three places (Galway and the village of Rossaveal on the northwest shore of Galway Bay are the others) with ferry services to the Aran Islands, which are visible from the town.
The Aille River runs from the hills of the Burren down past Doolin to meet the sea. The small Crab Island is a short distance out from Doolin Harbor, barren except for the remains of a 19th Century stone constabulary outpost.
Thank you Stephanie! I have been meaning to write you a note and have been so crazy with work since we returned. The trip was unbelievable! We had a wonderful time and loved every minute of the trip.
The house in Clare was our absolute favorite B&B, followed by the one in Kilkenny. The only B&B we were not thrilled with was the one in Galway (no longer being used by IrishTourism.com). We loved the trip and would do it again in a heartbeat. Ireland is just wonderful. Ihope to come back one day.
Oh, I forgot to give Brigit our B&B voucher. I wanted to make sure I told you so that she doesn't get in trouble for not turning it in to you.
Could you please send me a copy of all of the B&B's addresses? I would like to send them each a note.
I will get you some pics as soon as i get them downloaded and we did take some video but its not loading right on the computer so if i can get that too i will send it your way.
Thanks again Stephanie!
Andrea Stevens, Plantation, Florida