Getting to Doolin Pier

Directions from Limerick, Shannon and Ennis:

In Limerick follow the signs for the M18, Shannon airport or Ennis.

(Shannon Airport is approx 1 1/2 hours drive from Doolin.)

  • Take the M18 from Limerick to Ennis, you bypass the town of Ennis.
    Take the N85 from Ennis to Ennistymon via Inagh.
    Drive straight through Ennistymon towards Lisdoonvarna on the N67.
  • At the 2nd crossroads after the village of Kilshanny, turn left onto the R478.
    This road will bring you to Doolin and the Cliffs of Moher.
  • About 2-3 miles you come to a cross roads and a Gas Station.
  • Turn right down the hill towards the sea, passing the national school.
    Turn left at the next crossroads (Fitz pub), and then take the next right towards O’Connors Pub
  • Drive on past the Pitch & Putt course and Nagle’s campsite – the road will end at the pier.

Directions from Galway

  • Take the N18 out of Galway, and turn right in the village of Kilcolgan on to the N67. Stay on the N67 passing through Ballyvaughan and then Lisdoonvarna.
  • Drive right through Lisdoonvarna, turning right at the bottom of the hill.
    At the next junction (crossroads) drive straight through, taking the R478.
    This road will bring you to Doolin and the Cliffs of Moher.
  • About 2-3 miles you come to a cross roads and a Gas Station.
  • Turn right down the hill towards the sea, passing the national school.
    Turn left at the next crossroads (Fitz pub), and then take the next right towards O’Connors Pub
  • Drive on past the Pitch & Putt course and Nagle’s campsite – the road will end at the pier.

Directions from Kerry

  • When driving from Kerry, the quickest route is to use the ferry between Tarbert and Killimer: Shannon Ferries
  • From Killimer, head north to Lahinch, then Liscannor
  • You will pass by the Visitors Centre for the Cliffs of Moher.
  • Continue on this road until you come to a crossroad junction and a Gas Station.
  • Turn left down the hill towards the sea, passing the national school.
    Turn left at the next crossroads (Fitz pub), and then take the next right towards O’Connors Pub
  • Drive on past the Pitch & Putt course and Nagle’s campsite – the road will end at the pier.

Public Transport information:

  • Irish Rail – mainline train service from Dublin to Ennis and Galway.
  • Bus Eireann – Express buses serve Ennis from Dublin and other major cities.