Tir gan Ean House Hotel

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

The Burren, Ireland
Tir gan Ean House Hotel
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Satisfaction Very Good
Excellent
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Very Good
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Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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Value Score Poor Value

Costs 59% more than similarly rated 4 star hotels

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  • Couples89
  • Solo100
  • Business100

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Forum Posts

Best time for Doolin?

by XcodyX

I'm a 21 year-old male looking at staying in Doolin for a week or so next year, most likely at the Allie River Hostel. Can anyone tell me what time of the year is the best time to visit this village? (Weather/prices/less tourists). Any other advice on this village would be appreciated.

Re: Best time for Doolin?

by angiebabe

Hi, dont know about better times than others through the year, no doubt there is but we were there in October - driving around Ireland for 10 days - everything was green and beautiful and the area around Doolin was rather nice - the food was excellent in Doolin and the recommended must do to go to a pub late at night for the full on Irish music etc was right on!

Re: Best time for Doolin?

by XcodyX

To be honest, I was actually thinking of going in October so that's great news! Thanks for the advice on the music as well!

Re: Best time for Doolin?

by angiebabe

Youre welcome! that was handy then!

Re: Best time for Doolin?

by KakapoTheParrot

If you'd like to see the Burren at it's best then you need May/June time. The area is famous for it's limestone flora in particular. Obviously the limestone is present all the time but the flowers in Spring and early Summer are brilliant. Even if staring at rock isn't your thing, the limestone pavement running down into the sea is amazing if, like me, you'd only ever seen them on high ground. It's a great place for seeing seahsore life such as star fish and urchins.

Re: Best time for Doolin?

by tony2phones

As a relative local and a regular visitor to the west of Clare I would opt for May/June or September these are either side of the main season and are quieter although sill have lots going on. Bear in mind that you will not be spending all your time in the village and whilst the weather has been fair this year it is not always so. Doolin gets the full weight of the Atlantic be it good or bad so I would put a cut off from mid Oct to late April. Also be aware that a car is practically a must as the Bus service is limited, especially out of season.

Re: Best time for Doolin?

by inisheer24

Just seeing the name brings back wonderful memories...
I was there years ago in late September and it was perfect. B&B or Hostel; all good!!
A must do from Doolin, walk to cliffs of Moher on the back road. Also, take the ferry to the Aran Islands and make sure to spend a day or two walking around. It's the only way to really see/feel the beauty of it all.....
This is making me want to go back..kind of home sick!!
Enjoy!! I know you will... :) Nancy-o

Re: Best time for Doolin?

by XcodyX

What month does the ferry service to the Aran Islands from Doolin end?

Re: Best time for Doolin?

by tony2phones

According to the web site ferries for this year have finished running for this year until April.

http://www.doolinferries.com/

Re: Best time for Doolin?

by XcodyX

Thanks for the info Tony. Sorry for the late reply.

Re: Best time for Doolin?

by tony2phones

No probs if you need any up to date info feel free to message me just before your visit.

Travel Tips for Doolin

Parking at the Cliffs of Moher

by Alain_Smeets

When you want to visit the Cliffs of Moher, you probably will park your car at the car park of the Cliffs. This will cost you 3 euro for the whole day. When we ware there, we had a very thick fog in the morning and we decided to cruise across the Burren and come back later. When we left we asked the responsible person if we could come back with the same ticket and that’s no problem.

So if you decide to leave and come back later, let them now and you can get in and out again with the same ticket.

It didn’t help us much because the Cliffs were still hiding their beauty in the fog.

Doonbeg -

by rcsparty

Doonbeg is a Greg Norman golf course, and it was in fantastic condition when we played in July. The winds are not quite as bad as they can be at places like Ballybunion, but the course has some breathtaking holes. This course was probably my favorite among the six that I have played on the west coast of Ireland.

Father Ted Land

by sourbugger

If you are a fan of the surreal comedy series “Father Ted” then you will already have some kind of introduction to the area around here. Although made by a British company, and for a while banned in Ireland, the series became hugely popular.

The use of the word ‘Feck’ was perhaps the shows most enduring legacy and the creation of the nightmare-priest character Father Jack. He Spent his retirement in an armchair in the Craggy Island Parochial house saying very little apart from “Feck” “Girls” “Nuns” “Drink” “Gobshite” and in one memorable episode “That would be an ecumenical matter”.

If you can get hold of a video, do. If not, at least have a look at the website www.feck.com.

For afficionados of the series, use the website to find out where you can visit the filming locations. Craggy Island itself (with the ariel shots at beginning of the show) is the smallest of the Aran islands., Inis oirr. Other locations include the Parochial house in Clare, along with the Ailwee caves (see other tip)and the cliffs of Mohar.

The Burren

by Krumlovgirl

It's a very interesting place. No trees, just miles and miles of limestone. Great for a walk. Take along a flora and fauna guide. They have stuff growing out of rocks that we pay a lot of money for in the United States. There are also various ringforts and cave systems that date back to prehistoric times. Ailewee Caves are the most famous. I've listed a good website below to get started on.

Cliffs of Moher

by leplaya

These cliffs are amazing. It’s a very touristy place, but it is worth it. We walked to them from Doolin (it took a few hours), but it was worth it. If you’re walking, be careful, since you will be sharing the road with cars (driving very fast). There is no separate walking trail. The Cliffs are under renovation (as of June 2006) and a wall has been built separating people from the cliff’s edge. But while we were there, people were jumping the wall and hanging out at the edge of the cliff. Becareful if you go near the edge, since strong winds have been known to blow tourists off the cliff before. There is parking lot near the Cliffs and Bus Eirran stops here from many nearby cities. There is a gift shop and restaurant close to the Cliffs.

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