Doora trip planner
Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free
Doora is a civil parish and village in County Clare, Ireland, just to the east of the town of Ennis. It is part of the Catholic parish of Doora Barefield. Parts of Doora are contained in the town of Ennis.NameIn Irish the word Dúr means "water", and Dúire means "of water", so the name means the parish of the water or bog.LocationThe parish is on the western border of the barony of Bunratty Upper, just east of the town of Ennis. It is 3.75by and covers. The land includes bog, upland pasture and farmland. It is drained by the River Quin, which runs southwest into the River Fergus. The population in 1841 was 2,365 in 370 houses. While the original eponymous hamlet decayed, a new settlement developed around Doora Church.AntiquitiesThe history of Saint Brecan of Arran says he founded a church in Daclais that is named after him. According to James Frost the townland of Kilbreckan holds the ruined church of Carrantemple, a very old building, which may be this church. In fact Carntemple lies in the adjacent townland of Noughaval. Doora Church may have been founded by Saint Brecan around 500 AD. If Brecan was the founder, as tradition states, it would have been one of the first central mission churches in Clare. An 1842 map notes that the church was in ruins and shows it about southwest of what was then the hamlet of Doora, in the west of the townland of Ballaghboy. It was about east of the River Fergus, opposite the town of Ennis. There is also a ruined church named Kellavella. Two holy wells in the parish are dedicated to Saint Breccan.Doora is in County Clare. Plan your holiday in Doora and other destinations, from the rural, to the urban, and everything in between, using our Ireland vacation site.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Doora
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Top tours near Doora
Skip the Line: Medieval Banquet at Bunratty Castle Ticket BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $71
Duration: 2 hours 9 minutes
Knappogue Castle Medieval Banquet BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $64
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Skip the Line: Bunratty Castle and Folk Park Admission Ticket BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $19
Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Popular things to do in Doora
Duration:1 h 30 min
Places to visit with Doora
Recently planned trips to County Clare
28 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Ennis BY A USER FROM IRELAND August, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium