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Booking accomodation in Doolin

I am trying to book our accomodation in Doolin for August 2024. But my dates are not yet available. I also searched for other BnB nearby they also don't have their dates open. Is it way too early?
Looks like most of them don't have dates beyond December 2023.
I contacted O'Connor guesthouse through their booking form and email, but have not received a response yet.

We'll rely on public transport, so a lodging thats walking distance to the bus stop is our priority.


Posted by
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If I might suggest a BnB in Doolin: Sheedy's Doolin BnB. It is probably the BEST BnB we've ever stayed in. Beautiful establishment, easy walking distance to Cliffs and town, lovely views, wonderful hosts, amazing breakfasts crafted by Frank (one of the owners.) It's worth a look if you haven't set on a place in Doolin.

Posted by
2251 posts

It is possible that you're too early as some bed and breakfast don't accept bookings further than six months out. At least that was our experience in Ireland.

Posted by
1589 posts

It will be too early. They are probably still busy with this year's bookings.... Give it anorthe couple of months...

Posted by
92 posts

I still have not received reply from O'Connor guesthouse if they have their dates open for 2024. But received a response from Sheedy's bnb within 24 hours. So i ended up booking with them for 3 nights.
I checked their reviews. It's excellent. Includes breakfast and near the bus stop which what i need.
Now on to booking my last one in Kinvara

Posted by
490 posts

I'll admit to a touch of OCD, but I booked our trip to IE last May entirely by the end of June (11 months ahead of time). I did the same thing for Scotland for next year.

I find it hard to tell whether a place is truly "full" or "not accepting bookings". I find a polite email directly to the business will either enable a booking or a promise as to when their diary will be opened.

The most popular destinations (Doolin, for example) can go from the "not booking yet" to "sorry full" status is just a few days. You basically have to do a regular search.

We favor small B&Bs that often refuse to use etc. because of the fees. We did go to Doolin last May and I "walked" the town using Google Maps Streetview, and found a sign, which led to a simple webpage with an email. We ended up staying at Doolin Cottage. just off the main road. Breakfast was a full Irish, but served in the room due to a lack of dining room.

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LoL i thought i was the only one who booked too early 😅
I liked to nail down on my prefered lodging soon, particularly in Ireland.
I don't think they are fully booked at this time. They may not have their dates for 2024 open.
I did contacted by email asking if they have their dates available or when will it be available.
So far. Only one responded, which i booked with them right away. Sheedy' Doolin. They were highly recommended and have great reviews. I'm set for Doolin.
I am not sure why the others don't respond to the email. May be they are too busy?
I'm still waiting for a BnB in Kinvara. Fallon Guesthouse.
Someone in TA suggested me to contact them in November.