Cliffs of Moher and Meet Dusty the Dolphin
A five minute coastal drive from Doolin Village Lodges brings you to the world famous Cliffs of Moher. The Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland’s top visitor attractions. The Cliffs are 214 m high at the highest point and range for 8 kilometers over the Atlantic Ocean. The children will love the newly opened interpretive centre which offers a new visitor experience. Housed at the centre of the underground building a huge domed cave contains images, exhibits, displays and experiences that will delight young and old alike. Cliffs of Moher Cruises can be enjoyed from Doolin Pier daily 1 hour boat trips under the cliffs.
Day Trip to the Aran Islands
Take the family on a day trip to remember to see the famous Aran Islands which are three rugged islands off the coast of Clare: Inishmore, Inisheer and Inishmaan
A fantastic day trip to see first-hand the unspoilt islands and see the islander’s way of life. Ferries operate a passenger ferry service to The Aran Islands from the nearby pier during the months of April to October. Why not tour by bicycle or for even more fun take a guided tour by Pony and Trap. Enjoy a Cliffs of Moher boat trip as you return back. Later stroll through Doolin enjoying the local craft shops and atmosphere of the seaside busy village. Family price for the ferries are available.
Doolin Cliff Walk provides a guided walk from Fisherstreet in the Doolin Village of County Clare, along the sea cliffs leading to the Cliffs of Moher. The walk will be guided by local historian and farmer, Pat Sweeney who will follow a trail route along the coast and above the Doolin cliffs. With the green fields of cows and sheep on the local farms on one side and the pounding waves of the Atlantic Ocean on the other, this is a unique way to experience the stunning views and breath-taking rural beauty of this part of Clare. This 3 hour guided walk starts and ends in Fisherstreet in Doolin
A day in the Burren
A visit to through the Burren region is a must as it is simply unique. A spectacular array of wild flowers, archaeology and landscape. Enjoy walking trails which explore the archaeology which hosts ring forts and Neolithic tombs.
For most visitors the main source of attraction is the landscape itself, the unique stone grey contrasting to the nearby seaviews and hills of Doolin. Daily walks can be organised with a local guide.
For further information visit www.burrenbeo.com
Doolin cave and caving day
Doolin Cave is home to the Great Stalactite. At 7.3 metres (23feet) it is the longest free-hanging stalactite in the Northern Hemisphere. The Great Stalactite, suspended from the ceiling like a chandelier, is truly astounding. Visitors can hardly believe that it was formed from a single drop of water over thousands of years.
Extend the adventure from underground to over ground following a charming Farmland Nature Trail that takes a looped walk around the cave setting. The nature trail is home to indigenous species of flora along with rare and miniature breeds of animals.
A day at the beach
Surrounded by The Atlantic Ocean why not take a dip at one of the many local beaches. The beautiful Blue Flag beach at Fanore is a must and just a 15 minute drive away and for the more adventurous enjoy a surf just 8km at Lahinch a surfer’s paradise. (Children’s lessons available)
Indoor Swimming also at Lahinch Seaworld with lots of indoors children’s activities
Kayaking at White Strand (30km)
Diving at Doolin Pier
Surfing at Lahinch http://www.lahinchsurfschool.com http://www.benssurfclinic.com
Experience the culture and shopping of Galway city
Galway City is a thriving, bohemian, cultural city on the western coast of Ireland. Along with being a popular seaside destination with beautiful beaches and long winding promenade, it also has a buzzing cosmopolitan city centre. The city is a joy to explore with its labyrinthine cobbled streets, colourful shop facades and busy café/ bar culture. The city is also well known for its many festivals throughout the year with huge crowds gathering for the annual Galway Arts Festival, Races and numerous other events. Old Ireland is present too with turf fires and traditional music featuring in many pubs to compliment your enjoyment of a well earned pint of Guinness. Take an evening stroll along the promenade and watch the sunset over Galway Bay or watch the salmon fishermen in the River Corrib from the perfect vantage point of the Salmon Weir Bridge.