This really is the ideal location to experience some of the highlights of a holiday to Ireland.
The Burren was listed as the number one Irish adventure by The Sunday Times (UK) in its 19 January 2003 issue. Hillwalking, rare flora and fauna, limestone landscape, ancient tombs and ringforts all make the Burren one of the most unique places in all the country.
BY TRAIN: (Iarnrod Eireann)
Dublin (Heuston station to Galway) then take bus, car or taxi to Doorus House.
BY BUS: (Buseireann)
Galway- Doorus Cross-Doolin-Cliffs of Moher Bus Eireann routes 15, 50, and 423. Scheduled stop in Kinvara village or request stop at Doorus Cross. With these buses make sure you request to get off at Doorus Cross. It is a 3km walk from Doorus Cross to Doorus Hostel.
Galway -Nogra Bus Eireann Route 434. Take bus to last stop at Fahy's Traveller's Inn in Nogra. It is 1.5km walk from Travellers to the hostel. Limmerick-via Cliffs of Moher- Doorus Cross Bus Eireann routes 15, 50, and 423. Cliffs of Moher - Doorus Cross Bus Eireann routes 15, 50, and 423. Alternate buses Limerick-Galway Bus Eireann route 51 runs every hour transfer at Kilcolgan 16km from hostel catch Nogra Bus Eireann route 434 M-F at 5:40 pm Or Bus Eireann routes 15, 50, and 423 to Doorus Cross.
FROM THE NORTH: (Donegal, Sligo, Mayo) Drive south on the N18 towards Limerick. At the south end of Kilcolgan, turn right on the N67 to Kinvara. Drive through Kinvara village approximately three kilometres to Doorus Cross. Turn right at the Doorus House youth hostel sign. It is another three kilometres to the Youth Hostel from the turn off the N67. Follow the signposts.
FROM THE EAST: (Dublin) Take the N6 west towards Galway. At Oranmore take the N18 south. Follow directions above.
FROM THE SOUTH: (Cork, Killarney, Limerick, Ennis) Drive north on the N18 towards Galway. Approaching Kilcolgan, turn left on the N67 to Kinvara. Drive through Kinvara village approximately three kilometres to Doorus Cross. Turn right at the Doorus House Youth Hostel sign. It is another three kilometres to the Youth Hostel from the turn off the N67. Follow the signposts
FROM THE WEST: (Cliffs of Moher) You can choose two routes to Doorus House. One is north along the Coast Road (R478 to R477) or through Lisdoonvarna (R478 to N67). Both roads meet in Ballyvaughan where the N67 continues east to Kinvara. Turn left at Doorus Cross at the Doorus House Youth Hostel 3km sign.
Do not use GPS Systems for locating the Hostel, they do not have the hostel in the correct location
BY PLANE: Galway Airport: 35 minutes by car to Doorus Shannon Airport: 1 hour and 15 minutes by car to Doorus Dublin Airport 3 hour 30 minutes by car to Doorus.