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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.
We are back in Chicago now recovering from the jet lag! The tour was a fantastic success and everyone had rave reviews!!!!! Thank you so much for coming out to Killarney and Foynes amongst your busy schedule- it was so wonderful to get to see you again!!!
I hope you are having a great start to your week so far!!~ *THANK YOU THANK YOU* again for everything Steve!!!!!! It is truly an absolute pleasure to work with you and You/Irish Tourism have just been amazing- we are very much looking forward to working with you again with more future successful groups!!!!
Meena - Chicago Modern Tours
Deerfield High School Choir, Chicago