The Best of the West – Galway Races AND Doolin

The Best of the West – Galway Races AND Doolin
The Galway Races are the biggest annual horse-racing festival in Ireland, held at Ballybrit Racecourse in Galway. The festival draws more than 150,000 spectators each year andl is the highlight of the year for most local businesses as crowds and horse lovers flock from all over the world to attend. Races start on the last Monday of July every year, and is held for over seven days. As well as being the biggest, it is also the longest of all the race meets i

Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark – A Sustainable Future for Tourism in North Clare

Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark – A Sustainable Future for Tourism in North Clare
Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark In 2011, the Burren and Cliffs of Moher achieved Geopark status, and is now recognised among the top 100 Geoparks in the UK and Ireland. A “Geopark” is defined as a region with outstanding geology, culture and heritage where people are working together towards a sustainable future through tourism and education. Leave Nothing but Your Footprints, Take Nothing but Your Memories At Doolin2Aran Ferries, we are strong advocate

Where to Stay on the Aran Islands

Where to Stay on the Aran Islands
Overnight Accommodation on the Aran Islands Day-trips are a very popular way to visit, but to really experience life on the islands, there is nothing like waving the boat off the pier and settling in for an evening of entertainment when the crowds have all gone. All three islands offer various types of accommodation to suit all tastes from hotels to B&Bs, self-catering homes, hostels and campsites. Click on the blue titles or images below for de

Our Fleet

Our Fleet
Doolin2Aran Ferries have the largest and most comfortable fleet in Doolin. There is capacity for over 330 passengers on our fleet per sailing trip to the Aran Islands. We have four ships; two steel hulled ships, and two ships which were custom-built to give maximum opportunities for outside viewing to our passengers on the Cliffs of Moher Cruises. Boarding the boats is easily managed from the pier via a short gangway and there is ample seating both insid

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions
Here is a list of the most frequently asked questions, but please feel free to <a href="http://www hop over to this website.cliffs-of-moher-cruises.com/contact-us/">contact us if you have any queries. Is there a charge for parking at Doolin pier? No, currently there is no charge for parking at the pier. Do you sail on Sundays? Yes we sail 7 days a week from April to October, unless the weather is unsuitable. How long is the Cliffs of Moher Cruis

Legend of Hags Head, Cliffs of Moher

Legend of Hags Head, Cliffs of Moher
Hag's Head Hags Head is the name given to the southern point of the cliffs, where there is an unusual rock formation resembling a woman's head looking out to sea. Irish legend tells many stories of an old hag (witch or "Cailleach"). Her names and variations are quite numerous. She is often linked to the golden fire goddess Brigit as her darker half Cailleach Bheara. At Hag's Head, she is called Mal. Mal fell madly in love with the great Irish hero, Cú

Celtic Witch Stories from Ancient Ireland

Celtic Witch Stories from Ancient Ireland
Celtic Witches Ireland’s ancient legends are full of stories about the Cailleach (pronounced “kyle-yeukh”) or the celtic witch. In the area of the Cliffs of Moher, she is called Bronach, which means “Sorrow.”  At Hag’s Head, she is called Mal, and you can read about poor Mal’s sad love life in our blog. She would descend from the mountains at Samhain (October/Halloween) to rule the land until Beltaine (Spring). The most ancient of all Celtic legends. C

Useful Sailing Tips

Useful Sailing Tips
Plan ahead with these useful sailing tips: On the day before your sailing, double-check sailing times/weather conditions etc by phoning (065) 7075949 Try to check in at the Doolin2Aran Ferries booking office at least 30 minutes before departure (allow for some delays in parking at the pier – free, but busy!) There is a small “café” on the pier with tea/coffee, freshly made home-baked scones and cookies The pier has limited toilet facilit