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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.
Thanks for checking in with us. We wanted to thank you for the great itinerary you put together for us. We were able to see so much in only a few weeks.
The accommodations were all very good and we wanted to be sure you kept the Waterford B&B on your list. We loved this place, they had the best breakfast of the entire trip. The best B&B atmosphere though was the in Doolin, wonderful people there.
We did want to let you know that the worse place we stayed was Darby O'Gills (yes, it was our pick). The pub was fine but the rooms were sub-par and the breakfast was terrible. If anyone suggests a change like we did we would recommend you steer them away.
We've attached a few pictures for you (we didn't take any video, sorry). These are of us at the Giants Causeway, Carrick-a-rede Ropebridge, Powerscourt Gardens, Glendalough.
Let us know if you would like more photos. Tom took almost 2000 photos over the course of the trip although there are not that many with us in the picture.
Thanks again! Cheers!
Karlyn & Tom, Olympia, Washington, USA