Doolin writers

Writers' Weekend

Doolin writers

Event date: 25th - 27th Jan 2019

Doolin Folk

Folk Festival

Doolin Folk

Event date: 14th - 16th June 2019

Doolin Surf

Surf Festival

Doolin Surf

Event date: 22nd - 24th March 2019


Foraging walk with Oonagh O'Dwyer

Sat 10am - 2pm

Included in weekend ticket, €20 for non-weekend ticket-holders

Join Oonagh from Wild Kitchen to walk, taste and learn about Wild Food and it's many uses. Hear about the historical, cultural and culinary uses of seaweed and seasonal wild plants and taste the deep flavors of these nutrient dense foods as we go.
Walk starts at 10am and finishes at the beach to forage for seaweed. Just bring comfortable walking shoes, warm and waterproof clothing.

Bouldering with Brian( and Ben(Ben’s Surf Clinic)

Sat 10am - 2pm

Included in Weekend Ticket, €20 otherwise

Get off the beaten path and discover a lesser seen part of Doolin and the Wild Atlantic Way, by taking a guided bouldering lesson with me. Bouldering is great activity, where we test ourselves in a really unique way. Its a mixture of using our balance, intelligence and strength. We’ll teach you the skills and techniques needed to solve climbing relatively small but challenging boulder problems. The Doolin bouldering area at Lackglass is a fantastic place for people who are complete beginners or those familiar with Bouldering and climbing. No previous experience is needed to try bouldering, but to the get the most out of the experience a basic level of fitness would be preferable. We provide all equipment on the day, such as bouldering pads, rock shoes and chalk, but if you have your own gear feel free to bring it. You should bring your own lunch, snacks and water as required.

Cliff Walk with Pat Sweeney

Sat 10am - 2pm

Included in weekend ticket, €10 otherwise

Join Pat Sweeney on a guided walk along the sea cliffs from Doolin to the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre, for a unique experience of the breath-taking rural beauty of this part of the World. With the green fields of the local farmers on one side and the pounding waves of the Atlantic Ocean on the other, this spectacular walk, led by one of these local farmers is a must if you are visiting the west coast of Ireland along The Wild Atlantic Way. Pat is a local historian and walking enthusiast, an expert on local history and folklore and is passionate about the preservation of a rural lifestyle enjoyed by five generations of his family who have farmed in this area.
The walk takes approximately 3 hours along a gravel path and finishes at the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre where public transport is available for your return to Doolin. The walk is easy, always with the sound of the ocean in your ears, for approximately 8km along the coast and also crosses two sections of Pat's farm along the way. Visitors will have the privilage of seeing the natural beauty of the area and hearing an interpretation of past and present life from the perspective of a guide who has an enthusiasm and passion for the locality.

Wim Hof Method with Michelle Moroney

Sat 10am-2pm

(discounted rate of €49pp for weekend ticketholders)

Michelle swims in the Atlantic Ocean everyday off the little Irish coastal village of Lahinch. She is an adventurer, health enthusiast and is committed to the Wim Hof Method as a tool to getting the most from life. She values experiences, belongs outdoors and believes that good health and vitality is everyone’s birthright. Michelle has been teaching and sharing yoga, meditation and breathing practices since 2004 and is excited to share her love of the WHM with you.
Wim Hof Method Fundamentals Workshop – 4 hours
Put yourself in the expert hands of a certified WHM Instructor to learn the 3 pillars of the Wim Hof Method: Breathing Technique, Cold Exposure & Commitment.
Find out how you can utilize oxygen and cold exposure to optimize body & mind, and learn about the underlying physiology.
The intimate setting allows for ample personal attention and feedback. Whether you are looking to improve mental or physical performance, relieve symptoms related to an illness, or are just curious to find out what the Wim Hof Method is all about— a WHM workshop offers something for everyone.
The program kicks off with an introduction to the Wim Hof Method, and includes a breathing session and an (optional) ice bath. At the end there is ample room for reflection, and the Instructor is there to answer questions throughout the workshop.
If you have no prior experience with cold exposure, we recommend you finish your showers with 30 seconds or longer of cold water in the days leading up to the workshop. This may be overwhelming at first, but just try to relax, focus on your breath, and bring it into a controlled, steady rhythm.
Who is this workshop for?
This workshop is suitable for everyone, but does require a basic level of health. Out of precaution, we advise against participation during pregnancy, or if you are epileptic. People with cardiovascular issues, or any other serious health conditions should always consult a medical professional before starting the Wim Hof Method.

Please bring your swimwear, a towel and flip flops/crocs.

Restorative Yoga Class with Vanessa Boehm

Sat 10am-12noon

Hotel Doolin Barn- Included in weekend ticket price €10 otherwise

Find yourself again as you renew body, mind & spirit through yoga for deep relaxation.
Giving to others comes so easily in our busy lives of family, friends and those close to us. But how to we sustain ourselves as we nurture those close to us from the heart? Giving back to ourselves is paramount through daily self-care so we can give to others while to remember how amazing that you really are!

Join Vanessa for a morning of deep rest and nourishing movements as we move deeper into a more relaxed body and mind will then follow. We create a sense of unravelling and allow tension to seep away ....
Restorative Yoga provides deep healing for your body and mind. In this workshop, we will prepare the body and mind through some gentle restorative movements to gently release inner tension as we connect with ourselves to listen how we can replenish ourselves through a gentle nurturing practice. As we become quieter, we learn to really listen to our body and what it needs to stay balanced and well.
Through this class, your body and mind will be rejuvenated with a series of restorative movements that will gently open and bring balance to the body and mind replenishing your energy.

Jump Off the Pier followed by Clean-up

Sunday, 9am- Doolin Pier

Free Event

Meet Michelle Moroney at Doolin Pier and take the plunge. No wetsuits allowed. Michelle will lead the group with some Wim Hoff Breathing Methods and then we’ll have a group jump. Afterwards, there will be tea and coffee available at the Pier to warm up before we do a clean up of the Doolin Pier area in led by Caitriona Cunningham from An Taisce Clean Coasts

Protect Our Coast

Hotel Doolin Barn

Sunday, 12 noon - 2pm

Free Event

Join us at The Barn in Hotel Doolin for brunch(using Moyhill Organic Veg and foraged foods from Wild Kitchen) and a chat about how to Protect Our Coast.
Matt Smith (Professional surfer, Regenerative farmer and publisher) will host Protect Our Coast, a conversation about the health of the coastal environment. We will hear from each participant on how they feel about the health of our coasts and how we can foster and encourage action to overcome the many challenges we face. We invite those attending to engage in a Q+A and afterwards Matt will lead a native tree planting session in the grounds of Hotel Doolin, matching the number trees we plant with the number of people in the audience and giving everyone in attendance the chance to plant their own tree.

Joining Matt will be-
Fergal Smith — Professional Champion Surfer and Regenerative farmer.
Grace O’Sullivan — First women’s Irish surf champion in 1981, global Greenpeace activist and Senator for Agriculture.
Hugo Tagholm — CEO of Surfers against Sewage UK.
Ken O’Sullivan — Co Clare born Surfer, Irish Documentary filmmaker, cameraman and ocean conservationist.
Anja Murray — An environmental policy analyst and ecologist, presenter on Eco Eye and Lyric FM