Our Background


  • Our History

    History of Doolin2Aran Ferries

    Doolin2Aran Ferries started operating with just Cliffs of Moher cruises on board the Moher Princess.

    In 2005, she was sold and we had the Jack B purpose-built to sail to Inis Oirr as well as the Cliffs of Moher. Then in 2009, we added another purpose-built ship, the Doolin Discovery to our fleet and expanded our ferry service to all three Aran Islands as well as the ever popular Cliffs of Moher cruise.

    Family Values

    The company is owned and operated by four brothers, PJ, Eugene, Joe and Donie Garrihy.

    According to Eugene – “There’s a great sense of support when you’re working with family, and a great sense of trust. The sea has a strange ability to hold you together down through the years. When you are in the sea, you look after each other, and I think that has brought itself on to the shore here as well and on to the business.”

    PJ was a fisherman out of Doolin for over 30 years. He saw an untapped opportunity when he noticed that while everyone seemed intent on bringing tourists to the top of the Cliffs of Moher, no one was providing them with a view from the sea. And so a business was born.

    He was once asked:

    “You used to be fishing for fish, now you’re fishing for tourists, what would be the main difference?” “Well”, said PJ, “it’s not as smelly anyway!”

  • Our Safety Pledge


    We have a team of professional seamen dedicated to you and your comfort. They are passionate about fulfilling their responsibility for your safety.

    As well as their comprehensive training, our crew are also very experienced in sailing in this part of the Atlantic Ocean – most of them are either from the Aran Islands or have been fishermen in their past; you can’t buy that kind of knowledge!


    Doolin2Aran Ferries Safety Policy Statement

    It is Liscannor Ferry Company Ltd policy to provide a workplace – ashore or afloat – which is free from all recognised hazards, and to conduct its activities, taking full account of the health and safety of its employees, and of all persons using or connected with the Company.

  • Our Team

    Meet Our Team  

  • Our Fleet

    Our Fleet

    The Flagship: Star of Doolin



    We run our business (and raise our families) in the UNESCO designated Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark.  We are also proud members of  the Burren Ecotourism Network and sustainable tourism is at the core of our operation.

    The Star of Doolin was designed with the environment in mind, and includes additional features to lower emissions as well as a state of the art waste water treatment on board.

     See here for more information on our ecotourism policy.

    The Star of Doolin 

    Star of Doolin at Hags Head, Cliffs of Moher

    Built in 2018 – Aluminium Hull – 26 Metres Length

    Capacity 194 passengers

    2 x 800 HP Engines – Speed 16 knots cruising 

    The Spirit of Doolin

    Built in 2001/Refurbished 2020 – Aluminium Hull – 26 Metres Length

    Capacity 200 passengers

    2 x 1050 HP Engines – Speed 19.5 knots cruising

    Doolin Discovery

    Doolin Discovery

    Built in 2009 – GRP Fibreglass Hull – 15 metres length

    Capacity 70 Passengers

    2 x 350HP Engines – Speed 10 knots cruising

    Jack B


    Built in 2005 – GRP Fibreglass Hull – 15 metres lenght

    Capacity 70 Passengers

    2 x 350HP Engines – Speed 10 knots cruising.

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