When in Clare…

Hey everyone!

So if you’ve been reading my last few blog posts you know all about my few days away travelling different places in western Ireland before we were going to attend our friend’s wedding in Doolin, Clare. I hadn’t been to Clare since I was a child so when we got the invite to the Doolin wedding, we thought why not take a few days and explore some new places?

We started off in Hotel Twelve, Barna in County Galway and travelled from there to the Hotel Armada in Milltown Malbay, County Clare. If anyone is reading this who has never been to Clare my advise is to drop everything and book a weekend away!

Clare is an absolutely beautiful county, there is so much to do and so many places to visit, especially when the sun comes out! so considering we were only here for a day before attending the wedding we tried to get as much as we could done. Milltown Malbay is somewhere you cannot miss when in Clare, the scenery is out of this world. You can read all about that in my previous blog post.

Next we thought, while we were here we couldn’t miss the famous Cliffs of Moher. The Cliffs of Moher is obviously known all over the world and is only a half an hour drive from Milltown Malbay. It is €6 each to visit and it is well worth it. We were so lucky to get the amazing weather which made it all that much nicer. You are free to stroll around for as long as you want and the views are just breath taking. It’s crazy to think you are still in Ireland. You can also get a tour guide if you would like to hear all the history about it but we just decided to stroll around and see it for ourselves.

After this we moved onto our last location, Doolin. I absolutely fell in love with Doolin and I think everyone did by the end of the weekend. It is the most laid back, quiet and beautiful little town I’ve ever seen. They have an amazing pier where you can even spot some dolphins and the relaxed atmosphere they have makes you just switch off completely and relax. There are no clothes shops/ ATM’s or even barely any takeaways so bring everything you would possibly need, but you might want to be prepared to kiss goodbye your trios or snackboxes for the weekend!

The wedding we were going to was on in the Doolin Hotel which is a gorgeous little hotel smack bang in the middle of the town. The wedding was amazing and was all outdoors and in a marque which couldn’t have been better for the weekend we had came for. The hotel was beautifully decorated and the wedding was arranged so well which such nice touches such as mojitos on arrival and flowers and chalkboards surrounding. It really made the weekend. We didn’t stay in this hotel as it was booked up for the wedding but I would definitely stay if I were to go back as it looks like a great atmosphere and the staff were lovely.

We did however stay in a B&B directly across the road called Cullinan’s Seafood restaurant & Guesthouse. This guesthouse was beautiful. The rooms were stunning, clean and spacious and there was gorgeous views out our windows. The lady who runs the guesthouse, Carol seemed absolutely lovely and although we weren’t there during the day or to try the food, the dining area looked amazing with such a lovely view of Doolin outside. I would definitely recommend this guesthouse if staying in Doolin.

We stayed in the marque for most of the night, but moved on to a lovely pub Fitzpatrick’s pub later in the night. The next day we went to for some lunch and drinks at McDermott’s pub and the food here was absolutely delicious. We then went back to the Doolin hotel and Fitzpatrick’s pub again.

If any girls are actually going to Clare for a wedding or event, I also couldn’t recommend the girls at the Lahinch Hair Boutique more! some of the nicest girls working there who can’t help you enough and know exactly what they are doing! You can find their facebook page here.

So we managed to fit in a lot in our three days here but I would 100% return to do it all over again and more. It was the best weekend I’ve had in a long time! I loved everything about Clare.

Thanks for reading,

Just Jodie x


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