Doora is a locality in the parish of Doora-Barefield in County Clare. Its name is derived from the Irish Dubh Rath which can be translated as Black Fort. This name can most likely be attributed to the large area of bogland in the locality. In the Ordnance Survey Letters by John O'Donovan and Eugene Curry 1839, Doora is translated as Duire referring to bogland or wetland ref Clare County Library and also in The Topography of County Clare by John Frost, when the use of Dubh Rath became common is difficult to identify as there seems to be no historical reference to it.
Doora has its own local church St Breckans, local school, GAA ground at Gurteen and well known local pub "The Shibeen". It is situated about 6 km from Ennis off the Quin Road, or just off the Quin exit at Skenhanagh roundabout off the Ennis by-pass,just follow the newly erected signs for Doora.
Well known locals would include wannabe politician Tom Malone, sports star Kieran O'Neill, writer Joe Queally.
THERE was no Clare Shout, just a heartfelt 'thank you' from author Christy O'Connor, whose insightful and unique perspective of a year in the life of the St Joseph's Doora-Barefield GAA Club won the William Hill Irish Sports Book of the Year award, WRITES LIAM KELLY.
Dec 03, 2010; Christy has it covered THERE was no Clare Shout, just a heartfelt 'thank you' from author Christy O'Connor, whose insightful and...