Go Doolin
Where to Go & What to Do

Location and Directions

Getting to the Cottage is pretty straightforward. and the only part where you need to pay close attention is in the last few kilometers.

Most visitors are coming from Shannon Airport; so we have detailed the route from the Airport to the Cottage. It is 65KM from the Airport to the Cottage and it takes around 45 minutes to 75 minutes depending on time of day (and how fast you drive!).

For anyone coming from the East (e.g. Dublin) or from the South (e.g. Cork, Limerick), you need to get to the M18 at Ennis (typically via the M7 and Limerick) and then follow the "Shannon Airport route" from there on.

For those coming from the North (e.g. Galway) there is a "coast route" along Galway Bay. It is a really beautiful route, but it is slightly trickier to navigate and the road is slower. Unless you are looking for a bit of adventure, we suggest you also follow the Ennis route detailed below; that is, get to Junction 12 on the M18 in Ennis and follow the "Shannon Airport route" from there on.

Electronic Help

By the magic of Google, you can see a Streetview of the Cottage. The link is here.


The Google Map location is here.


You can also use Google Maps to get directions from anywhere to the Cottage. Your destination address should be the Cottage GPS co-ordinates. These are: 52.990620, -9.376506. Warning Google Maps take you a slightly different route to the one we describe below. The route they describe is fine, but it is not quite so easy to follow "on the ground".


We have created an easy to follow map with directions here.


If you have Sat Nav, the Cottage's co-ordinates are 52.990620,-9.376506. 


If you want to enter an address then "Doonagore/Doolin" is likely as close as you will probably find. The postal address is noted below.


THE RED STONECUTTERS' COTTAGE
DOONNAGORE
LAHINCH
ENNIS
CO. CLARE

V95 W2D7


Arrival Times

Normally check-in is from 3pm; but we try to accommodate early or late check-ins where possible. Please let us know your plans so we can plan around it. 


Check-out is before noon, but we can be flexible depending on the arrival of other guests.


Once you get on the road, please call us on +353 85 153 1576. This is so we can plan to meet you at the Cottage to check you in.

For unloading you can use space in front of the Cottage.


Please park in shared parking to the left of the terrace


Directions from Shannon Airport


  • From Shannon Airport take the exit road; the E20 towards Ennis
  • After 5KM. At 3rd roundabout take left exit onto dual carriageway towards Ennis onto N18/M18
  • After 13KM (Junction 12). At slip-road take exit left for N85 towards Ennis and Ennistymon
  • For 7KM. Follow N85 Ring Road around Ennis
  • At 5th (last) roundabout take left exit to Ennistymon on N85
  • For 25KM. Follow N85 to Ennistymon
  • For 6KM. From Ennistymon follow N67 towards Kilshanny (and Doolin)
  • After 2KM Past Kilshanny. Turn left at crossroads onto L1034
  • After 3.5KM. At crossroads turn left onto R478
  • After 2KM. At crossroads turn left uphill toward the cottage
  • After 1.5KM. Cottage is on your left with the red door

Directions from Ennis (M18, Junction 12)


  • At M18 Junction 12, take slip-road take exit for N85 towards Ennis and Ennistymon
  • For 7KM. Follow N85 Ring Road around Ennis
  • At 5th (last) roundabout take left exit to Ennistymon on N85
  • For 25KM. Follow N85 to Ennistymon
  • For 6KM. From Ennistymon follow N67 towards Kilshanny (and Doolin)
  • After 2KM Past Kilshanny. Turn left at crossroads onto L1034
  • After 3.5KM. At crossroads turn left onto R478
  • After 2KM. At crossroads turn left uphill toward the cottage
  • After 1.5KM. Cottage is on your left with the red door