Rob Henderson

Rob Henderson

Built aroud the 15th century.

This 15th century castle  is a ruin of the O'Brien Clan.

This castle is a round 16th-century tower house with a small walled enclosure located about 1Km above the coastal village of Doolin . Its name may mean "the fort of the rounded hills" or the "fort of the goats"; it sits on a hill overlooking Doolin Point and  is used as a navigational point by boats approaching Doolin Pier. Doonagore Castle is at present a private holiday home, inaccessible to the public.

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O'Briens Tower, Doolin(15 mins by car)

O'Brien's Tower was built in 1835 by Cornelius O'Brien a descendant of Brian Boru, Kings of Thomond, as an observation point for the hundreds of tourists who even then, visited the Cliffs. The tower stands proudly on a headland of the majestic Cliffs of Moher.

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Burren Coast, Doolin(15 mins walk)

Continuing down the lane behind the Aille River hostel brings you to the rugged limestone landscape that is the beginning of the Burren. Wildflowers abound here, and wild goats can often be spotted. There are also numerous archaelological sites dotted along the coast.

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Killilagh Church,Doolin (15 mins walk)

Built in 1470, the church served Doolin and area until 1840.  It then served as a burial ground, with graves dating from 1860 to 1985.

Of all the worked minerals in the Burren, the mining of the phosphate deposits at Doolin and at Noughaval (3.2 km north-east of Kilfenora) was the largest enterprise.

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Aille River Bridge (10 seconds)

From the front door of the Aille River Hostel your view takes in this 15th century bridge unique for  being one of only a few flat bed bridges in Ireland.

Teergonean (land without birds) is a little-visited tomb at the end of a dirt road past Killilagh chuch.

These 214 metre cliffs are an imposing sight and not to be missed.  The new visitor's centre at the top of the cliffs offers information about the flora and fauna the cliffs shelter.

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