The lodge at Doonbeg Golf club

Doonbeg is located on the West coast of County Clare Ireland. It has a scenic landscape with atlantic coast line,golden beaches, rare flora and fauna and, most of all, with it's friendly atmosphere.

Visitors to Doonbeg have an excellent variety of holiday activities at their from boating and angling in the deep sea or freshwater to enjoying sandy beaches or in indoor pools. Try exploring Doonbeg's white sand beaches from horseback; choose from two local riding schools. For nature lovers and bird watchers this is a home to many rare birds or the dolphin are often seen off the coast.

The stunning Golf course at Doonbeg was designed by Greg Norman. He famously remarked:

"When I first saw this site I was speechless.
I didn't know such a piece of property existed anymore.
You could take a lawn mower and cut the fairways."

For golfers Doonbeg makes a good base for a golfing tour of Clare with it's close proximity to Lahinch, Ennis and South west Clare Courses.



Doonbeg has a variety of accommodation from Hotels to Bed and Breakfasts and hostels. For those interested in a more relaxed holiday go to one of the pubs take it easy and enjoy the traditional music for which Clare and Doonbeg are famous. Traditional music sessions are common in the summer months.

Doonbeg has a great community spirit as seen by the wealth of festivals a community projects in the town. The West Clare Drama festival, held in early march is in its fourth decade, featuring plays by national and international playwrights. In early June a three day international Jazz festival is held featuring jam sessions, open air music and street entertainment. All performances are free of charge. The Doonbeg family festival has been running for 30 years taking place the second week in August. Events include a parade, talent contest and not to be missed Donkey Derby. If you want to learn a few sets or see the real 'river dance' a traditional Irish dancing festival commemorating Willie Keane takes place October bank holiday weekend.

The Atlantic off Doonbeg offers one of Ireland's best venues for surfing and a trip up the road to Lahinch Doughmore Strand or Spanish Point are also recommended for those who like to catch a wave.

The Atlantic coast of West Clare is renowned for the quality of its diving. Whether you are a novice or advanced diver, the clear water and abundance of marine life will inspire you. The nearby town of Kilkee has a first class scuba diving centre with excellent classes for beginners.