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Doolin Cave, Doolin

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See one of the largest free-hanging stalactites in the world at Doolin Cave. J.M. Dickenson and Brian Varley, members of an English caving club, discovered the limestone cave in 1952. After negotiations with the Speleological Union of Ireland, the site opened to the public in 2006. Today you can step into the cave and marvel at the 7.3 m (24 ft) Great Stalactite. Walk the long passageways of the cave, officially named Pol an Ionain, and experience one of Ireland's natural wonders. Plan to visit Doolin Cave during your Doolin vacation using our convenient Doolin itinerary maker.
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  • Interesting 1 hour tour of the cave. Guide was very good and informative. You can also walk the grounds of the property.  more »
  • This cave is nice enough, the stalactite is breathtaking! The reception/shop is small & nice, and the lady at the till was very friendly. The info panels in the shop are very basic though, and contain...  more »
  • We saw the third largest stalactite in the World today. It was gorgeous! If I remember our guide correctly, it only grows a centimeter every 2000 years. Part of it is still growing and is whiter. The ...  more »
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  • A very enjoyable visit whenever nearby Cliffs of Moher or the Burren. Only guided tours (so you might have to wait till the next group visit) with passionate and careful guides. 45 minute tour inside the cave where is generally wet and slippery but you can wear only sport/walking shoes, not that difficult walk. They provide all visitors with helmets and the interior is bright enough to walk safely. You will be amazed by the beauty of the stalactites and all the history hidden under the ground.
  • *Spoiler alert* I went in the cave without knowing what to expect and was blown away by the incredible natural beauty in front of me. Surrounding us with pitch black darkness before revealing the beautiful stalactite was a good touch by the awesome tour guide. I probably should shut up and let the pictures speak for itself. Overall, highly recommended.
  • Did not go in cave but thoroughly enjoyed walk around outside loop with beautiful scenery and animals...great for kids and free! Tea room is lovely and setting is beautiful
  • The place kept its authentic feel. We first walked down 100+ stairs and walked through a cave to find a beautiful Stalactite. A family friendly activity.
  • Having been in caves before but this is the first time ever having to put on the helmet and boy did I need to. The real cave experience climbing down 125 steps before Our Tour ever began. The young guide was very knowledgeable and helpful You will learn so much down here about the Burren eco system. A must visit when in Doolin village. Great parking, nice coffee shop, and good toilet facilities . For young and old but not wheelchair friendly, it is a cave.