Doonbeg is derived from Dun Beag, meaning "the small fort". It is a small village located on a sheltered corner of Ireland's south west coast, in the scenic county of Clare.
The village developed around Doonbeg Castle in the 16th century. Today the remaining walls of the castle anchor the village on the south east as the Doonbeg River slips quietly by. Modern day Doonbeg is famed for its sandy beaches, wonderful restaurants and quaint pubs as well as the vibrancy of many local drama, food and music festivals. For the convenience of guests, a complimentary shuttle bus service to the village is provided by Trump International Golf Links & Hotel Ireland (formerly the Lodge at Doonbeg.