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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.
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We must say that we thoroughly enjoyed our 7 nights trekking around Ireland! We saw and did plenty of things while we were there. Your recommendation to stay in the Castle was a great one, it was the best accommodation we stayed in. In saying that, all the accommodation was great and the people running the B&Bs couldn't have been any friendlier.
I've attached a couple of photos that you might find useful for your web site. Most of our photos either don't have any of us in them or are photos of us without much of a background. The photo with me and the farmhouse in the background is the house they used when filming Father Ted. It was a bit of a drive to get there, but as a fan of the show it was worth it for a laugh!
Thanks for all your help with organising our trip. It definitely was one of the highlights of our honeymoon.
Terry Mulkearns, Bayswater, Western Australia