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.
INFORMATION RELATED TO DOOLIN
- 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.
- 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 as appears in the County Clare library places website.
- Places of Interest. Fisher Street, Doolin Pier, Doonagore Castle, and many more.
- The Doolin Ferry. Doolin is only 20 minutes by boat to the Aran Island.
- County Clare Library site's townland and villages series.
- Doolin and The Cliffs of Moher
- Doolin, like all areas of Clare, oozes with historical wealth with ancient megalithic monuments to be found in the area.
- It took more than a few centuries to create this marvelous ocean front where thick layers of weathered limestone has evolved into a stair-like effect.
- Irish traditional music has been a central part of life in this area of Clare for many years
- Doolin, 'Doolin's warm vibrant sounds'
- Doonagore Castle. An unusual stucture consisting of a circular tower in a small bawn or walled enclosure. the castle has been recently restored and is now a private residence.