Go Doolin
Where to Go & What to Do

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Location and Directions

Getting to the Cottage is pretty straightforward. 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: 53.0310437, -9.3396271.


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


If you have Sat Nav, the Cottage's co-ordinates are 53.0310437, -9.3396271


If you want to enter an address then "Toornahaun/Doolin" is likely as close as you will find. The postal address is:


THE YELLOW COTTAGE
TOORNAHAUN
DOOLIN
ENNIS
CO. CLARE

V95 D8N8


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 adjust ours 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 and parking there is off-road parking in front of the cottage (with space for two cars). Take care as you pull out in case there is traffic on the road. 


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 11KM. From Ennistymon follow N67 towards Kilshanny (and then Lisdoonvarna)
  • Follow the N67 to outskirts of Lisdoonvarna and then take R477 towards Doolin
  • After 150M on the R477 (just over the bridge) bear left onto Doolin Road.
  • After 1.5KM. At the crossroads turn right (Signposted Fernhill B&B).
  • After 1.2KM the Yellow Cottage is on your left hand side

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 11KM. From Ennistymon follow N67 towards Kilshanny (and then Lisdoonvarna)
  • Follow the N67 to outskirts of Lisdoonvarna and then take R477 towards Doolin
  • After 150M on the R477 (just over the bridge) bear left onto Doolin Road.
  • After 1.5KM. At the crossroads turn right (Signposted Fernhill B&B).
  • After 1.2KM the Yellow Cottage is on your left hand side
Direction From Doolin Village

  • From Fitz’s Cross (Hotel Doolin) take the R479 toward Balinalacken Castle/Doolin Cave
  • After 3KM. At crossroads turn right (signposted Fernhill B&B)
  • After 1KM. Yellow Cottage is on your right hand side (just after a bungalow with red and white trim)
Directions From Gallway (Wild Atlantic Way)

  • Take the R477 towards Doolin 
  • At junction with R479 (signposted Doolin) take the right turn (opposite entrance to Ballinalacken Castle)
  • After 1.2KM at crossroads turn left onto L5062 (signposted Ferhnill B&B)
  • After 1KM. Yellow Cottage is on your right hand side (just after a bungalow with red and white trim)