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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.
- 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.
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