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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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  • We are a little spoiled, we've been to Carlsbad Caverns so it's not really fair to compare this cave to Carlsbad.  more »
  • This cave is well worth visiting. The visitor centre is nice with friendly staff. The stalagmite itself it awesome and is the second largest in the world. The way it glows is unreal. How cool is that ...  more »
  • The Doolin Cave was spectacular and guide was very personable and informative. We randomly heard of this cave and went to visit. The stalactite was amazing and it was amazing to be able to see one of ...  more »
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  • Our tour guide was Mason who did a great job. Although I am sure he has given the tour many times, there was no indication he was bored doing it. Very informative and the whole experience was great. The Stalacite is amazing. Well worth the visit to see one of nature's great creations. While you are there, say hi to Bert and Ernie the donkeys on the farm nature walk.
  • Great experience. The tour is around 45 minutes and he main attraction is The Great Stalactite. This is one of the biggest free hanging examples to be seen anywhere in the world. Nice cafe and a short walk around the site to see some cute farm animals, you can feed the goats and chickens. Nice cafe
  • It's an impressive sight, the third largest Stalactite in the world.
  • Doolin Cave is a must if you're in the area. The whole experience was professional, from the attractive café/shop to the guides, who tell the story of the cave being found. There are a lot of steps to get down to the cave but it's well worth the effort. The Great Stalactite is spectacular, a unique sight, awe inspiring in both age and beauty.
  • A must see, I thought this was more impressive that the neighbouring Cliffs of Moher, great tour guide too, a palmerstown man if i remember!