Walking around Doolin

Today we decided to explore a bit on foot and leave the car behind. It was overcast and breezy but not a drop of rain!
We left Fisherstreet and headed up toward the cliffs.

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Here is a view of Fisherstreet from above. You can see that the cottages are now painted brightly but not so unlike the painting from 1935. (see Clare for painting)

We continued walking up toward the cliff walk and were rewarded with this view.

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We first discovered this walk in 1995. It goes along the cliff above the sea for a few miles and ends up at the Visitor’sCenter at the Cliff of Moher. The views along it are absolutely stunning!

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We just love it!

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That is not fog but spray from the surf.

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The views continue like this the entire way. We did not go all the way to the Cliffs of Moher. That is better to do in the warmer months. They also have begun working to improve the trail, it was a bit too close to the edge in spots, and the sign said not to use the trail until it is completed.

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You can see the way the path winds along if you look at the fence. It is a wonderful walk.

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This stone wall is an example of the walls farmers have built in Clare. Those stones come from the fields. It is very rocky land. The non cliff side of the walk is land used by farmers.

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Back to O’Connor’s for a warm drink.
And then we walked up behind Fisherstreet. There are a few cottages and some fields.

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I spotted these lovely sheep watching us. We walked as far as we could but the path got a bit boggy so we walked over to Roadhouse, the other side of Doolin, and walked up there.

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There is an old church there. Here is the churchyard. I love the Celtic Cosses.

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These cows were too busy to notice us.

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The days are short in Ireland at this time of year. As the sun sets over the cliffs we head to a local cafe for tea and scones.

Our trip is nearing the end. Tomorrow is our last day in Clare. I hope you are enjoying it as much as we are.

About patti

I am a retired kindergarten teacher, tending a new kind of garden now, raising chickens and exploring permaculture. I live with my husband, Bill, my beloved dog, Fergus and my cat, Mighty Merlin. We have a small cottage and a tiny bit of land called Brookwood Shire. It is our sanctuary.
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4 Responses to Walking around Doolin

  1. Stunning.. I see why you enjoy the area around Doolin so much.. love all the photos here, but especially the town and last two.. it will be hard to leave, but you have lots of cute little faces waiting for you back at Brookwood Shire. Safe travels to you and Bill..

  2. Rebecca Otis says:

    Just beautiful. I’m enjoying being able to see Ireland through your eyes.

  3. wspines says:

    Hi Patti
    The walk sound wonderful and I plan to do it my next trip to Doolin.. Safe trip home.
    Carole

  4. This is a place that oozing character and is most welcoming to anyone who cares to visit.

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