Day 15. Doolin

June 2
Doolin, Ireland

Pony decides to attack from somewhere OTHER than where everyone is... and discovers a castle over-watches THIS cliff...
Pony decides to attack from somewhere OTHER than where everyone is… and discovers a castle over-watches THIS cliff…

It’s a small village strung along a highway crossing and leading down to the harbor. You can also catch a boat from Doolin to go to the Arran Islands, but only when the weather is amenable. the distance from Doolin to the islands is shorter than the distance from Galway, but the water is rougher here and the boats are smaller. Although it is small, Doolin is a mecca for lovers of traditional Irish music (Trad). The pubs serve the standard pub fare, accompanied by nightly live music.It is a great place to explore the Irish countryside, being close to The Burren and to the Cliffs of Moher. We took a walk down to the harbor and were rewarded with spectacular views of ocean, and islands, cliffs and rock formations, and an assortment of wild flowers. In the morning we headed up onto the top of the cliffs, past the ruins of a castle, for more great scenery.
North end of the Cliffs of Moher. Maybe not as tall, but MUCH less crowded.
North end of the Cliffs of Moher. Maybe not as tall, but MUCH less crowded.

This was my favorite place in Ireland!