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Doolin

Doolin probably derives from "dubh linn", the dark pool. The area known as Doolin is really the parish of  Killeilagh or the ancient territory of "Tuath Clae". It belonged to a distinct branch of the O’Briens, called Glae (or Clae) after the name of their lands. It is also called Fisherstreet and thus marked on many maps.  It is a small fishing village on a sandy bay some 3 km from Aill na Searrach, the northern end of the Moher Cliffs.  The district between Doolin and Lisdoonvarna has numerous caves of interest to speleologists.

Archives and Libraries

  • Clare Heritage and Genealogy Center.  Emigration has created a Clare Diaspora which has resulted in millions of people world-wide who can trace their ancestry to County Clare.

Bibliography

  • The Clare Guild.  Official Guide of County Clare, by D. Roche
  • County Clare, A History and Topography.  Reprinted by Clasp Press, 1995, from A History and Topography of County Clare     which was originally published in 1837 as part of A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland.

Description and Travel

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History

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