After watching the sunset and the moon rise over the Cliffs of Moher, we headed back to our B&B in Doolin.
We finally showered (That’s right, we ran a half marathon, drove the Dingle Peninsula, and saw the Cliffs of Moher, and then we showered. It was a full day. And showers are overrated.)
We asked our B&B owner about where to go for music, and he told us of 3 different pubs within walking distance. Doolin is a tiny town, but apparently it’s known for having lots of music! We walked to a nearby pub and experienced 3 important things that you must experience when you visit Ireland:
1. The Drink. I don’t care for Guinness, and prefer wheat beers. Hefeweitzen is nearly impossible to find in Ireland, so I had to settle for hard ciders. Often there were little locally owned craft ciders to try, and if not, there was Bulmer’s, which is a cider that you can pretty much find anywhere in Ireland.
3. The Music. We loved finding live music at the pubs in the evening. We quickly learned a song called Wild Rover, which is sung quite often, particularly in touristy areas, and it’s very important that when it’s played you sing and clap along. Here’s Wild Rover being performed:
Pubs are certainly a significant part of Irish culture, and they’re tons of fun!
Doolin may seem like a small town and not worth your while, but if you’re visiting the Cliffs of Moher, I think Doolin is a great place to stay, simply for the great traditional Irish music!
Where in the world have you encountered the best food? (For me, Israel was probably my favorite place for food, followed by Ireland).