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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.
In May I led a tour to the Emerald Isle of Ireland and Northern Ireland. It was one of the best trips I have ever been on. Ireland has some amazing scenery in all the different shades of green. We saw castles (even stayed in one) and churches and burial sites. We toured the Waterford Crystal factory, and the famous Jameson and Bushmills Distilleries. We saw where thousands emigrated to the United States, and the new Titanic Museum in Belfast. At the Giant's Causeway we could see over to Scotland. Our spiritual life was lifted up with a study of St Patrick and the Shamrock and his teachings on the Trinity. We ended our trip with a visit to Guinness and the famous Irish dancers.
Thanks to all the staff for giving us a wonderful tour.
Pastor Stephen Hein
Pastor Stephen Hein