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Doolin Music House

Closed Now: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Christy Barry and his partner Sheila have entertained friends and musicians at their home for many years, sitting around the fire playing music and telling stories. Although the pub sessions are extremely popular they realized that many of their...more
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R478, Aughiska More, Ireland, Doolin V95 WY06, Ireland
+353 86 824 1085
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Reviewed 2 days ago

One of our fondest Ireland memories was sitting by the fireplace listening to Christy play and tell stories while we took in the view through the picture window. There was enough smoked salmon and local cheese that dinner was not necessary. There was plenty of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank peggy607
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you spend a night in Doolin you must attend one of these sessions that take place in Chris and Sheila's living room. We had 9 at our session and were treated to wine, salmon, and cheeses on top of excellent music and reminiscences. This...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank MrandMrsT24
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful experience. Christy and Sheila host these sessions in their home three times a week for 12-18 people. He’s a musician who plays the flute - and not just any flute, but an antique wooden flute - tin whistle, percussion and spoons. She’s...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Steve-in-PV-47
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful feast of Music, Song, Dance and Story telling by Christy. You will be given the history of each tune in fine detail with a thematic connection to local musicians of generations past. The super hosts Sheila and Imelda will wine and dine...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Teresa C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Christy and Sheila open their own home and you get to spend time appreciating the music of the area. And better still the importance of the music in their lives as they grew up. You are swept up in their passion to not allow this...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Sheila Q, Owner at Doolin Music House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kate thank yo so much for your lovely review. It was a joy to meet yourself and Doug. We are delighted you enjoyed our evening of music and stories. We hope the rest of the holidaysj went great and would love to welcome you back...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sisters and I traveled to Doolin, Ireland, for a week, and were fortunate enough to hear Blackie perform two nights in a row. The people in Doolin are exactly what you want to experience when traveling -- welcoming, friendly, helpful, and the food is...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Bobby C
Sheila Q, Owner at Doolin Music House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Bobby, it is wonderful you had such a great time in Doolin and enjoyed the amazing traditional music and also the food. Just curious to know if you meant a review for Doolin Music House and is it Christy Barry you refer to ????....More

Reviewed August 8, 2019

If you are reading this review you probably already have a plan to visit Doolin, Co. Clare, where you will feast your eyes on my lovely sights including the Cliff of Moher and perhaps the cave or nearby Aran Islands. Doolin is not to be...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Sheila Q, Owner at Doolin Music House, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2019

Bless thank you sincerely for your fabulous review. We are thrilled and delighted you enjoyed the experience in our home so much. You are great at capturing the essence of Doolin Music House. We hope our paths cross again in the future. Best Regards. Sheila...More

Reviewed August 3, 2019

We went with a group of five friends and thoroughly enjoyed our evening listening to Christy Barry talk and play along with some of his friends in his home in Doolin. As well as being a great musician, he is a great storyteller and creates...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Sheila Q, Owner at Doolin Music House, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2019

Lennard thank you so much for your really complimenetary remarks about Doolin Music House. We are thrilled you enjoyed and appreciate the time you take to write the review. I love the way you get his Clare accent "shtories" !!!!!. Enjoy the rest of the...More

Reviewed July 21, 2019

Christy and Sheila warmly welcome guests into their house and share with them a piece of Ireland's musical history. One doesn't often have the chance to hear from such accompished and knowledgible sources in such an intimate setting. The couple evening hours we spent here...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Sheila Q, Owner at Doolin Music House, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us this wonderful review. We are delighted and appreciated. We really are please you enjoyed the Doolin Music Housea and would love to welcome you another time. Best Wishes Sheila

Reviewed July 11, 2019

My husband is a musician and avid fan of Irish music. This was one of the highlights of our two week trip to Ireland! Loved everything about it - the hospitality, the music, the stories, the history. To us it was a non tourist experience...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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May 15, 2017|
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Response from Sheila Q | Property representative |
The venue is non-smoking. Sheila
December 6, 2016|
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Response from Sheila Q | Property representative |
Yes, the cost is 20.00 euros per person. This includes the cultural experience of music and stories and also brown bread, salmon, local cheese and crackers and wiine or sparkling-still water. If you have any further... More
July 6, 2016|
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Response from adventurecgn | Reviewed this property |
It's advisable, but we reserved same day.