Hotel Doolin and the Local Community

On the 26th of December 2016 the hotel  staff arranged a Run /Walk in aid of Pieta House, we raised €4611.50.

We held a quiz night on the 21st of December 2016 for West Clare Taking Care  a voluntary run charity, based in West Clare. They are a "collective of concerned volunteers who can do research and disseminate information." They put together events and courses, including mindfulness and meditation practice, as well as helping start a dialogue about mental health...we raised €2000. 

Every year we team to Pieta House for Darkness into Light Walk in Doolin, with over 40 Doolin walkers each year our contribution has continusly increased to over €2000 a year.

On the 6th of December 2015 the Hotel Doolin staff organized a Sleep Out to raise funds for The Simon Community, 10 brave employees took on the Wild Atlantic Winter Weather and raise €1250 in one night.

Our chosen charity for 2014 was St. Vincent De Paul. We teamed with this charity to give 15 families a Christmas to be remembered. Hotel doolin opened its doors to St Vincent De Paul members from the 24th of December to the 26th of December 2014. Our generous suppliers and the local community got immediately involved & the staff of the hotel volunteered to work shifts throughout Christmas to make sure everyone was cared for in this special time of the year. It was a fantastic Christmas for all involved and something our team are very proud off. In combination with this event we offered St. Vincent De Paul a 2 night stay with dinner each month during 2015 so that they could give it to people that need a break the most.

In 2013 we sponsored Cliodhna's Foundation. Our sports and social committee undertook a number of activities & raised over €3,000.

Hotel Doolin sponsored Clare Haven Women's Shelter in Ennis for 2012, undertaking a number of activities including the Burren Peaks Challenge, to raise funds and awareness for this much needed resource.




Hotel Doolin hosted the first Doolin Harley Festival which raised €37,000 for Marie’s foundation; all funds raised from the festival go to local cancer charities, the Doolin Harley Festival is now in its 3rd year running, taking place in the Hotel Gardens and Marquee every September.

 

Hotel Doolin is involved in a number of local community groups, including the Burren Eco Tourism Network, Burren Food Trail, Doolin Tourism Group, Burren & Cliffs Of Moher Geopark, The Doolin Heritage Group and the Tidy Towns Committee with staff members, actively involved with these committees.

The Burren Eco Tourism Network is made up of local businesses that endeavour to encourage responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the wellbeing of local people. Having common ground with the Green Hospitality program which the hotel participates in, the network informs tourists of local eco-friendly products and services that are available in the local food, accommodation, culture, heritage and activity sectors. For more information on the Eco-Tourism Network please click here.

The cliffs of Moher and Burren Geopark supports people and organisations to work together to ensure a cared-for landscape, a better understood heritage, more sustainable tourism, a vibrant community and strengthened livelihoods for more information on the Geopark please Click Here.

The Doolin Heritage Group consists of a few local archaeologists and heritage enthusiasts. The group is currently involved in creating a map for the Doolin Heritage Trail. The map will highlight a number of walks around the Doolin area with information on archaeological, historical and cultural sites of interest. Our involvement in this project means that we will be able to give first hand knowledge of the area to our guests and encourage them to stay a little longer with us.

The Tidy Towns Committee looks after the presentation of Doolin village. The committee is currently involved in updating signage in the village, building flower beds, creating picnic areas and planting trees. This will further enhance the already striking area that is Doolin today.