See below for information on Ecotourism in the Burren, The Cliffs of Moher, Doolin and North Clare.
Ecotourism in the Burren
At Doolin2Aran Ferries, we are proud to say that we have been fully fledged members of the Burren Ecotourism Network since January 2015. These are sustainable tourism businesses who operate in the Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark. In 2019, we were recognised as the Most Improved Member 2017-2019.
As a ferry company, we acknowledge our responsibilities for protecting and enhancing the delicate environment in which we operate. We accept that our business has an important role to play in safeguarding this beautiful area for future generations and in securing the long-term sustainability of tourism in the Burren, the Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands.
- About the Aran Islands
See details below
- About Cliffs of Moher
Please see below information about the cliffs, legends, the seabirds, cruise and general information about the Cliffs of Moher.
- About North Clare
The North Clare area is dominated by the Burren; small towns and villages emerged on the fringes of its rocky borders. Ennistymon, Doolin, Lisdoonvarna, Kilfenora and Corofin form its southern boundary while Fanore and Ballyvaughan clip the northern end.
Each town has its own unique character. Kilfenora is world-famous for its Ceili Band and it also has the highest concentration of celtic High Crosses in Ireland as well as a 10th century cathedral. The Burren Centre in Kilfenora has a wealth of information on the Burren, its archaeology, flora, fauna and geology.
Corofin is located on the River Fergus, and a favourite haunt for fishermen. It also has the Clare Heritage Centre, and a comprehensive Genealogical service for those chasing their Clare roots.
Ennistymon is the second largest town in Clare. It has been a thriving market town for centuries and many original colourful shopfronts remain in use.
The coastal town of Ballyvaughan and Fanore village are located in some of the most beautiful parts of county Clare. This area is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts; walking, surfing, fishing and scuba-diving to name but a few.
- About Doolin
The name Doolin translates from the Irish Dubh Linn and means Dark Pool. This is also how Ireland’s capital city, Dublin, got its name. The village is located north of the Cliffs of Moher, bordering the spa town of Lisdoonvarna and the southern tip of the Burren.