Doolin. It might not sound like the most sophisticated name for a village, but it should be on your must-see list when visiting Ireland. On the west coast, near the Cliffs of Moher, Doolin is a place that I’m dying to see again. It was only a drive through the winding narrow roads that gave me a glimpse of Doolin.
The town has everything, stone walls lining the road, open green fields, a view of the ocean, a beach, the Cliffs of Moher in the distance and cute colored houses facing inland.
Exploring the nooks and crannies of the tiny roads, I was so fortunate to see ruins of old buildings and views that made me gasp for air with every turn of the head. The best part was that being alone on the road, you have stop to take in the view and capture it in some photos.
Doolin is known for its traditional Irish music, which is played nightly in the pubs. There are lots of things to see in do in the area. I plan to go back and stay in Doolin so that I can hear the music, perhaps watch the surfers hit the waves, explore Doolin Cave where the “Great Stakactite” was discovered, it kind of looks like a wet mop hanging form the ceiling. For the more adventurous, there are many rock climbing opportunities. I would be the kind to go hiking and exploring the surrounding archaeological sites such as the 6000-year-old Poulnabrone dolmen.
I could spend weeks basking in the beauty of Doolin and Ireland.
What villages have you visited and loved? Would you ever consider a quieter vacation in Ireland over say spending a week in the Caribbean or in Europe’s renowned capital cities?