Dusty is the resident dolphin in Doolin harbour
A popular attraction for Aran Islands ferry passengers using Doolin pier to travel to the Islands. Dusty has been hitting the news lately as she seems to be upset by the number of visitors during the recent hot spell.
There is now a website and facebook page for this popular girl. http://dustythedolphin.com/
Ferries from Doolin to Inis Óirr, Inis Meáin and Inis Mór for 2012.
News from Doolin confirms that ferry services resume from Doolin Pier in Co. Clare to the Aran Islands on March 16th. Just in time for the St. Patrick’s weekend.
Of course ferries run all year round from Rossaveal in Co. Galway and flights are available daily from Aer Arann Islands at Inverin in Connemara.
O’Brien line are the first off the mark this year with services to the Cliffs of Moher also starting on the 16th. Service will continue until October. Bill and Liam O’Brien will be on hand to help you with your travel plans. Call O’Brien line on +353(0)65 7075555
Inside the comfortable “Tranquility” operated by O’Brien line.
The Tranquility is Doolin’s largest ferry.
Doolin Ferries are back in action on April 6th according to their website. Contact Kevin O’Brien and Doolin ferries at +353(0)65 7074455
The famous “Happy Hooker” operated by Doolin Ferries
No news yet from the other Doolin based ferries run by the Garrihy family.
Travel time from Doolin to Inis Óirr (Inisheer) is only 25/30 minutes and is the shortest route available to the Aran Islands.
Doolin Ferries. Prices and Travel times.
With 3 companies competing for business at Doolin pier prices are as low as they’ve ever been. All companies are keen to have you book on line so that you don’t shop around on the pier. A phone survey that we carried out last week resulted in all 3 companies advising us to book online.
Certainly booking online does represent great value at the moment but if you go to the pier you may just get a better deal on the day. Be wary of stopping at offices on the way to Doolin pier.
Travel times from Doolin to the islands are:
- Inis Óirr (Inisheer) 30 minutes.
- Inis Meáin (Inishmaan) 40 minutes.
- Inis Mór (Inishmore) 90 minutes. (Approx)
Below are page shots from the 3 Doolin based companies operating at present.
O’Brien Line Doolin operate the Mv Tranquility. The Tranquility is the largest ferry in Doolin.
Bill and Liam O’ Brien are always on hand with their crew to ensure that you enjoy your trip.
Doolin Ferries is operated by Kevin O’Brien and family and the “Happy Hooker” is probably the most famous ferry to the Aran Islands from Doolin.
Doolin2Aran ferries is operated by the Garrihy family. The “Jack b” and “Doolin Discovery” are 2 of the newer boats in Doolin.