What’s On

Doolin is a bustling village, with events and festivals held throughout the entire year. Visitors to Doolin during festival times will experience another side to the village, which embraces the cultural and musical roots of this special county Clare Village!

There is always something to do!

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Hotel Doolin

St Stephens Day Run in aid of Elevate

The annual Hotel Doolin St Stephens Day 5k Run/Walk in aid of Elevate, takes place on Wednesday 26th December 2018. A fun day out for all the family!

Fitzpatrick's Bar, Doolin

Music Sessions in Doolin at Fitz’s Pub

Music sessions in Doolin are a daily occurrence at Fitzpatrick’s Bar. Experience the best of folk and traditional Irish music daily this winter, with sessions taking place in the early evening and late into the night. 

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

Welcome to Christmas at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

Welcome to Christmas at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park takes place between Saturday 24th November and Sunday 23rd December 2018. Experience a winter wonderland of magical, festive atmosphere at Bunratty this Christmas. 

Aillwee Cave

Santa’s Workshop at Aillwee Cave

Santa’s Workshop at Aillwee Cave takes place on select dates throughout late November and the month of December. A visit to Santa’s Workshop at Aillwee really is a unique, thrilling and fun-filled day out for every generation of your family.

The Burren, Co. Clare

The Burren Food Trail

The Burren Food Trail features a wide variety of different food providers, producers, visitor attractions and outdoor activities. Those behind the Burren Food trail are passionate about food, growing and producing it locally for you to enjoy.

Burren Nature Sanctuary

Santa at Burren Nature Sanctuary

Santa’s on his way to the Burren Nature Sanctuary! Visit Santa throughout December from Saturday 1st December – Sunday 23rd December and take part in the festive activities that await.

Moher Hill Farm

Moher Hill Farm Santa’s Christmas Village

Explore Santa’s Christmas Village at Moher Hill Farm! Visit Santa throughout Christmas from Saturday 8th December – Sunday 23rd December and enjoy the magical Christmas Village.

The Pavilion, Lisdoonvarna

Burren Christmas Family Fayre

Experience the Burren Christmas Family Fayre this Christmas! Clare’s biggest indoor fayre takes place on Saturday 8th December and Sunday 9th December and will feature a variety of stalls selling gifts, cakes, and crafts, plus Santa will be in attendance for a meet and greet!

The Barn at Hotel Doolin

Doolin Writers Weekend

The seventh annual Doolin Writers Weekend in association with UL Creative Writing takes place on the 25th – 27th January 2019. There will be a series of workshops, readings, advice from industry insiders, music sessions, open mic and great food all weekend long.

Russell Cultural Centre & all the Pubs

Russell Memorial Weekend

The last weekend of February every year sees Doolin remember its greatest music ambassadors the Russell brothers; Micho, Packie & Gussie. The brightest musicians descend on Doolin to attend workshops and perform.

The Barn at Hotel Doolin

Doolin Surf Festival

Doolin Surf Festival takes place on 22nd – 24th March 2019 and is hosted by Hotel Doolin. The festival will host film screenings, guest speakers, art exhibitions, workshops, competitions, bands and DJs, and the best of sustainable local food and hospitality.

Nightly at village pubs

Traditional Music Sessions

Doolin is renowned for traditional Irish Music, music sessions take place nightly across all of the bars; O’Connors, Fitzpatricks, McGanns & McDermotts.

Doolin Music House

Experience traditional music in the home of Christy Barry, one of Doolin’s most celebrated musician. Music, stories, laughter, local food and the irish welcome are the ingredients to a evening which you will be guaranteed to enjoy !

Doolin Pier to Russell Cultural Centre

St Patricks Day Parade

The annual St.Patricks Day parade makes its way through Doolin on the saints national day March 17th. It makes its way down Fisherstreet, and through Doolin to Roadford and finish up at the Russel Community Centre.

Russell Cultural Centre, Doolin

The Doolin Dash

The Doolin Dash is an annual charity ride run by the County Clare Hunt in conjunction with the local landowners in Doolin


Cliffs Of Moher Cycling Challenge

Riverside Cycling Club Ennistymon is hosting their annual charity cycle for the 7th year running, starting and finishing in Ennistymon town on Saturday, 6th April 2019 in Ennistymon.

The Barn at Hotel Doolin

Doolin Folk Festival

Taking inspiration from the great festivals of the 70’s and 80’s such as Lisdoonvarna down the road and from the deep musical roots of the county, The Doolin Folk Festival presents powerful music in an intimate setting.


Tour de Burren

Voted by Cycling Ireland Members as the best leisure cycling event in Ireland, the annual event takes place in the picturesque village of Ballyvaughan on Saturday, 22nd June 2019.

St. Breckans GAA Grounds, Lisdoonvarna

GAA Cúl Camps

Hosted by our local GAA Club St. Breckans, the GAA Cúl Camps offer children a fun environment to learn more about gaelic football. Camps welcome both boys and girls, between the ages of 6 and 13.

Lisdoonvarna, County Clare

Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival

Love is in the air…
The world-famous Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival returns to Lisdoonvarna each year, featuring some of the country’s top country and western music acts and much more.


Father Ted Festival

A Festival of all things Father Ted. Daytime entertainment and craic for all the family, and night-time entertainment for adults only; highlights of a bus tour with tea and cake to Father Ted house!


Yoga & Holistic Treatments

Set against the iconic backgrounds of the Atlantic Ocean, the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren there are a number of nearby retreats, classes & workshops for your holistic pleasure.


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