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Doolin Cave
Doolin, Co. Clare
Family friendly
Rainy days
Free car parking
Doolin Cave in County Clare is home to the largest stalactite in Europe and boasts the deepest underground experience in the Burren region. Doolin Cave is a must see when exploring Ireland.

Discover the power of one at Doolin Cave and see for yourself how a single continuous drop of water formed the largest stalactite in Europe, the only one of its kind in Ireland, and a force of nature that will take your breath away.

Prepare for the deepest underground experience in the Burren. Deep in the heart of the earth, 200 feet down, Doolin Cave is a fantasy like world created from water, time and the hand of nature. Take a journey down through an intricate system of passages and pathways that will lead you into the majestic cathedral like dome of the cave and the awe inspiring wonder that is the Great Stalactite. 7.3 metres long and weighing around 10 tonnes, this vast structure reaches down from the roof of the cave, catching the light, reflecting colours and detail like a massive, ornate glass chandelier. It is a sight like no other and one that will stay with you forever.

Doolin Cave offers a wealth of diverse experiences, seamlessly transitioning from underground exploration to captivating above ground attractions. Upon resurfacing, indulge in the Doolin Cave Eco Trail, a captivating 1km looped path surrounding the cave, where nature thrives in its wild and untamed beauty. Marvel at meadow flowers, indigenous plants, trees, local fauna, chickens and goats.

For a moment of relaxation, visit the onsite Doolin Cave Café, where seasonal salads, artisanal sandwiches, baked goods and warm smiles await. Doolin Cave visitor centre has been designed to harmonise with the environment. From here, you can take home a memory with beautiful Doolin Cave Pottery, created by resident artist Caireann Browne, and available to buy in the gift shop and online. You will love how its rich textures and glazing beautifully echo the flow, drip and layering of the cave’s stalactites.

Open daily throughout the year with tours on the hour, Doolin Cave invites you to explore its enchanting depths. For specific opening times, visit their website and plan your unforgettable journey into the heart of this natural wonder.

Why we like it
  • See the largest free hanging stalactite in Europe.
  • Enjoy a fully guided tour of the deepest underground experience in the Burren region.
  • Explore 200 feet below the earth's surface.
Tips from locals

If you don't like going underground, there is a looped Eco trail to explore filled with meadow flowers, indigenous plants, trees, local fauna, chickens and the famous resident goats.

Tips from locals

For a distinctive memento capturing the essence of Ireland, don't miss the enchanting Doolin Cave Pottery. Skilfully crafted by resident artist Caireann Browne, these exquisite pieces are on display in the Gift Shop.

Contact details
Craggycorradan West, Co. Clare, V95 R299, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend 1.5 to 2 hours here.

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