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Shopping in Doolin

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Doolin has a number of beautiful, local craft and boutique shops featuring arts & crafts, gifts, textiles, gourmet food, etc. Make sure to visit them, meet our friendly locals while shopping and bring a piece of Doolin home with you.

Rainbow Hostel Doolin Irish Crafts
Irish Crafts in Doolin

Irish Crafts

A beautiful shop only 10 minutes walk from the Rainbow Hostel, Irish Crafts features a selection of handmade crafts and knitwear and also has a café area with great coffee and treats. Check out their online shop as well!


Ekotree is specialized in cashmere clothing which are designed and made in the Ekotree Studio here in Doolin and sourced organically. Visit the Ekotree studio (only 15 mins walk from the hostel) and wrap up for the winter in their beautiful alpaca and merino wool blend knitwear.


Rainbow Hostel Doolin Shopping
Ekotree Studio

O’Brien’s Crafts & Knitwear

Located in Fisher Street about 15 minutes walk from the Rainbow Hostel, O’Brien’s offers a fine selection of Irish knitwear, crafts, pottery and jewelery at very competitive prices.  You will enjoy your visit to this spacious store and a warm welcome from Deirdre and her team.

Doolin Village Crafts

Doolin Village Crafts is located in Fisher Street, about 10-15 minutes walk from the Hostel. It offers a wide range of knitwear, paintings, jewellery and more. Take your time to browse through the shop floor and treat yourself to a souvenir of your visit.

Aran View Filling Station

Situated at Coogyulla Cross on the way to the Cliffs of Moher (only 2-3 minutes by car), Aran View Filling Station is a Gas Station with grocery store and fresh baked goods and hot and cold deli. Open 7 days a week for all your grocery needs.

Celtic Silvermines

This small shop is centrally located in the Hotel Doolin complex and sells contemporary and traditional jewellery inspired by old celtic patterns. They have beautiful designs and prices to suit all pockets.

Rainbow Hostel Doolin Traditional Music Shop
The Traditional Music Shop

Doolin Cheese Press

This shop hasn’t even opened yet, but the entire village is bursting with excitement! There is a Cheese Press Shop in Ennistymon for a few years and people love it, so we are delighted to see another Cheese Press opening in Doolin soon! It is located beside Hotel Doolin, about 5 minutes walk from the Hostel.

The Traditional Music Shop & The Doolin Dinghy

The Traditional Music Shop, located in Fisher Street, have a unique selection of Irish traditional music CDs you cannot find elsewhere. They also sell musical instruments, such as tin whistles, flutes and bodhrans.

In the same cottage, Cindy runs “The Doolin Dinghy”, a book shop that stocks second-hand, out of print and unusual books as well as hand painted pictures, post cards, stationery, etc, all crafted by local artists. It is well worth a visit!

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