Meet the Locals - Doolin Tourism

Here our latest short film featuring some amazing Doolin locals. The locals will bring you on a journey through Doolin & the Burren region.

This was such a great project to work on & this was all down the the wonderful locals featuring in this 13min video for Doolin Tourism.

Its a longer video so might be best enjoyed on a big screen with a cup of tea, I hope you enjoy :)

Tess Níc Shamhráin Doolin Rainbow Hostel Pat Sweeney Michael O'Connell Doolin Music House Daly's House Mattie Shannon Doolin Coast Guard Caroline Hartigan Christy Barry

Thanks Breej & Conal Byrne for there help with project!

#LoveDoolin #WildAtlanticWay

Visit the Burren !

Here is a video we did for Burren EcoTourism network.

Shot over 3 sunny days in the Burren.

Niamh walking near doolin

Niamh walking near doolin

Massive thanks to all involved in the making of the video.

Especially Raquel, Niamh, Ciaran for being so patient with the filming.

Huge thanks to Fionn Rogers & Conal Byrne for help on camera.

Music by Aldoc

Marie's Burren Experience Guided Walks showing Raquel where they are about to hike to.

Marie's Burren Experience Guided Walks showing Raquel where they are about to hike to.

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Niamh getting a tour of Doolin Cave

Niamh getting a tour of Doolin Cave

Conal filming in Doolin Cave

Conal filming in Doolin Cave

Ciaran enjoying the view

Ciaran enjoying the view

Ciaran at the Burren Birds Of Prey Centre

Ciaran at the Burren Birds Of Prey Centre

Fionn at the Burren Birds Of Prey center

Fionn at the Burren Birds Of Prey center

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Raquel at the burren nature sanctuary

Raquel at the burren nature sanctuary

Doolin Folk Festival 2018

Back in June we filmed the 3 days of The Doolin Folk Festival.

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It was great craic.

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Thanks to Conal Byrne & Breej for the camera angles


Bellow are videos 3 videos we made from the festival.

Here is a summary video on the 3 days of festival. 

Paul Brady preforming Lakes of Pontchartrain at The Doolin Folk Festival.
Thanks to Conal Byrne & Breej for the camera angles

Mary Coughlan and her band were one of my highlights at the The Doolin Folk Festival this year.

Wooden Surfboards

Here is a video I made where Ferg shows us his first few surfs on his new Tonn Surfboard.

I had a few surfs on this board & it goes great, it feels very similar to a regular PU board but its made of wood, which is mad!

Board dimensions - 5"9 x 19"3/8 x 2"3/8

Board weight - 2.9 kg !!!

Board design - Magic Bean by Luke Underwood Creations

The Boards are made in Ireland by Jean Philippe Hetier owner of Tonn Surfboards 

Ireland's Deep Atlantic

Ireland's Deep Atlantic is a 2 part series for RTÉ 1 by Film maker Ken O’Sullivan , starting Sunday 22nd of April at 9.30pm.

It is an amazing project, I was lucky to be involved for the last 2 years supplying the Drone footage & shooting some interviews & a few underwater bits.

The footage that Ken filmed underwater in the deep atlantic is unbelievable, its the most amazing underwater footage to come out of Ireland in my option.

  Flying a drone off the boat was a bit challenging at times, but great craic. 

I recommend giving it a watch it on the RTÉ player or live on tv if you can, the underwater footage is spectacular .

Ireland's Deep Atlantic - (RTÉ series)

A special screening of  Ken O'Sullivans, new RTÉ series ‘Ireland's Deep Atlantic’ is being shown at Millennium Theatre Limerick Institute of Technology on  Sun 11 March 2018 18:30 – 20:30 GMT

Here is link to free tickets

Ken free diving with sharks off Clare coast.

Ken free diving with sharks off Clare coast.

The series explores the beauty of Ireland's Atlantic waters, for the first time in any TV production. I was lucky to be part of the filming team involved with this series over the last 2 years and it was a privilege to work along side Ken & witness the lengths he went to capture this amazing footage . The screening will be followed by a question and answer session with some of programme's key personnel. 
Presented by Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) in association with Sea Fever Productions and the Irish Underwater Council (CFT) .

The Doolin Folk Festival 2017

We had great fun filming at the fifth annual Doolin Folk Festival takes place from the 16th-18th June. I had a great team this year helping me film the 3 days, it was an all mayo team this year with Conal, Tommy & Dara on the cameras. Below are the three live acts we filmed as well as a short summary video, hopefully it gives you a taste of the festival!

Halal Daddy

Here's a few pics from Halal Daddy Irish premier in Sligo. Directed by Conor McDermottroe .



The film is shot on location in Sligo. I was delighted to contribute some surf footage to the film. Described as a “cultural clash comedy”, the film stars Colm Meaney and Art Malik, Deirdre O’Kane and Nikesh Patel. It goes on general release in Irish cinemas on Friday , it has a great story & I highly recommend it

Between Land and Sea

I was lucky to be involved in the making of an Irish documentary surf film - Between Land and Sea, Directed by Ross Whitaker.   

Ollie surfing Lahinch beach

Ollie surfing Lahinch beach

I helped out with supplying the water, drone & land footage for the film.

Ferg on a fun wave

Ferg on a fun wave

It is a Surf documentary that spends a year in the lives of the Big Wave community of West Clare, Ireland. It follows a host of locals including- Tom Doige-Harrison, Ollie O’Flaherty, Fergal Smith, John McCarthy, Dexter Mccullough, Pat Conway, Ben Bennett & a lot more.

John Mac at the cliffs

John Mac at the cliffs

Between Land and Sea – year in the life of an Irish surf town at the mercy of the Atlantic Ocean. This observational feature – at times intimate, at times epic – embeds itself in the Big Wave surf community to present a thoroughly engaging and visually stunning portrait of the ever-changing life at land’s end.

Against the backdrop of Ireland’s stunning west coast, this film digs deep into the day to day lives of the surf community, taking the audience beyond the bluster of the typical adrenaline fueled film to create a very real portrait of those who choose the surf lifestyle.

Directed by Ross Whitaker (SavioursUnbreakable) and featuring some of the biggest waves and best surfers in Ireland – as well as a thrilling cameo by Hawaiian legend Shane Dorian –Between Land and Sea succeeds in being exhilarating while giving a moving, humourous and thought-provoking account of the ocean-going natives of West Clare.

Screenings via - Dublin: Irish Film Institute March 5th 2017 @ 16:00 March 7th 2017 @ 18:30 (Buy Tickets) Waterford: Garter Lane Arts Centre Mar 12th 2017 Cork: The Gate Mar 13th @ 18:30 Ennis: Glór March 15th @ 19:30 Galway: Eye Cinema March 16th Mermaid Wicklow Arts Centre, Bray May 15th @ 20:00 Sligo: The Model Date TBC Dingle Date TBC

Folkfest Killarney 2016

Here's our new Folkfest Killarney video. Great craic filming with Oliver Smith & Dara Dever for the 3 days.

With RTÉ Radio 1 John Creedon Show & South Wind Blows

Sound track by Máirtín O'Connor Band 

Amazing line up - In The Willows, Damien Dempsey, Marc O'Reilly, Little Green Cars, The Young Folk, Iarla O'Lionaird, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Colm Mac Con Iomaire, Christy Moore, We Banjo 3, The Waterboys, DJ Will Softly, Seamus Begley and Jim Murray, Michael McGoldrick.


Here is a live recording of Colm Mac Con Iomaire and Iarla O'Lionairdat the Folkfest Killarney, definitely one of the highlights!

Another live recording from the INEC of Christy Moore along with Máirtín O'Connor, Seamie O'Dowd, Cathal Hayden & Jim Higgings performing Joxer Goes to Stuttgart!

Dara & Ollie 'the A team' taking a tea break from the filming duties in Killarney

Dara & Ollie 'the A team' taking a tea break from the filming duties in Killarney

Heres a live recording of Damien Dempsey on main stage at the INEC Killarney Folkfest Killarney performing 'Rocky Road To Dublin' on friday night was an Epic show!

Bellow are a few pics from the weekend by Oliver & Kev...

Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival 2016

 I was asked to film Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival.

This was my first time at the Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival & I have to say it was an experience! 

Our Filming Team consisted the talented Oliver Smith & myself. Ollie did an amazing job on the edit. See video below for proof!

West Coast Cycle Tours

Here is a video we done for West Coast Cycle Tours in County Clare. They take small groups of adults on private guided one day adventure tours through the rugged and inspiring Burren landscape and along the stunning Wild Atlantic Way! 

Bellow is a few pictures from the day.

Doolin Folk Festival 2016

I was lucky enough to film the Doolin Folk Festival again this year.

Here is the video we done covering the 3 days of the Doolin Folk Festival. Massive thanks to the  Hothouse Flowers for use of their song for the soundtrack, legends!

The line up was amazing!

Main Stage



White Horse Sessions Stage

  • Jerry Fish
  • The Eskies
  • Windings
  • My fellowsponges
  • Los Paddys De Las Pampas
  •  Phil Cosby band
  •  Clare Sands
  •  Randolf and the Crokers
  • The Diviners
  •  Tiz Mcnamar
  •  Niall Thomas,
  •  Fox E and the Goodhands 
  •  Bad Moon
  •  Jig Jam
  •  Spats Columbo
  •  Richie Ros
  •  Coda
  •  Emma Langford
  •  Singers Circle
  •  Anne Rynne


ALDOC - 'Foggy Dew' live from Doolin

I have to say a massive thanks to my filming team- Oliver Smith , Dara Dever & the mighty Breej from Wolf & Pearl Vintage

Oliver on way to work    

Oliver on way to work


Breej & Dara

Breej & Dara

Hothouse Flowers - 'Isn't it Amazing' live from Doolin

Jerry Fish - 'Happy Dog' Live from Doolin


Bellow is selection of pictures from the festival by Ollie & Kev

'Mistakes Made … Are Lessons Learnt' - Irish tow surf rescue club


'Mistakes Made ... Are Lessons Learnt' is a short film by Peter Conroy & myself introducing you to how the Irish tow surf rescue club was established.

Ben Player getting air lifted

Ben Player getting air lifted

Words by Peter Conroy

Travice McCoy getting to know Mullaghmore reef

Travice McCoy getting to know Mullaghmore reef

The Irish tow surf rescue club was set up nearly 10 years ago to highlight the need for qualified and experienced jetski drivers.

Shambles getting picked up by Peter at the Cliffs

Shambles getting picked up by Peter at the Cliffs


Our aim is to train and share our experiences that we have learnt over the years of tow surfing and surfing.

Fionan Cronin

Fionan Cronin


We aim to make our sport of surfing safer by also putting life saving equipment in spots that are hard to access and work closely with the coast guard and helicopter service for fast and effective rescues.



We have about 30 members paid up this year and always are glad for more. So please get in contact through the club page or by contacting Peter Conroy direct at

Peter on a bomb

Peter on a bomb

Thanks again to everyone that helped make this clip possible. 

Early stages of club

Early stages of club

Paul O' Kane

Paul O' Kane

Steven Thomas

Steven Thomas

Seamus O'Riain & Henry Adams

Seamus O'Riain & Henry Adams

Shane Dorian & Peter

Shane Dorian & Peter

A Life In The Day - Lahinch in 4K



A Life In The Day.

This short video, brought to you by Paddle Pillow, follows four locals on a day of clean, off-shore surf in and around Lahinch aka Surf City, Co. Clare, Ireland on the 2nd April 2016. Featuring Alan Coyne, Dave Flynn, Stuart McMullen and Dave Collins, Also features Kenny's Bar and Restaurant, Main Street, Lahinch. 

Doolin TourismVideo

Here is a video I  filmed for Doolin Tourism. It was filmed over the last few months.

I tried to capture feeling you get when you spend time in Doolin enjoying all of what the place has offer. I had great help from friends & fellow film makes James Skerritt & Oliver Smith . Thanks for the extra shots boys.

We also had some locals used in the making of they video. 

Paddy & Patrick from came out with Ailbhe, Gordon, Carla & Liam to give us a hand with the filming, thanks guys.

Here is Brian from show me how its done. Thanks for the help!

All air shots by KEVS DRONE

Heres a  pic of ALDOC in action at doolin festival last year. They where kind enough to let me use their music for this video.  They will playing again at this years Doolin Folk festival, definitely one to go see if you can, they're amazing.

Heres ollie O'Flaherty in action surfing at Doolin.

North Clare Sea Kayaking show me some nice paddling spots, thanks

Thanks to burden way mountain bike tours for the help in make the video,

Massive thanks to Breej & Ziggy for the help with filming some cold scenes in spring.