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Experience Europe's Largest Stalactite

125 steps down. 350 million years back in time.





Experience Europe's Largest Stalactite

WELCOME TO DOOLIN CAVE

125 STEPS DOWN.
350 MILLION YEARS BACK IN TIME
ONE INCREDIBLE DESTINATION

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 a true underground experience. 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. 

At the same time, Doolin Cave gives you a wealth of different experiences – and you’ll go from underground adventure to fabulous above-the-ground attractions..

take home a memory

With beautiful Doolin Cave Pottery created by resident artist Caireann Browne and available to buy in our Gift Shop and online. You’ll love how its rich textures and glazing beautifully echo the flow, drip and layering of the Cave’s stalactites.

EMBRACE Nature

Follow the Doolin Cave Eco Trail – a fascinating 1 km looped path around the Cave where nature runs free, and the natural wildness is rich with meadow flowers, indigenous plants and trees and local grasses.

Taste the Burren

Take a rest and enjoy the best of the Burren local produce at our ‘Wild at the Cave Café’ – real, good, wholesome deliciousness made from the freshest local produce.

Visitor Centre

Cave Opening Times and Visitor Information:

January: Weekends only, open Fri, Sat & Sun from 10am – 3pm
February, March & April: Open daily from 11am – 5pm
May, June, July, August & September: Open daily from 10am – 6pm
October, November & December: Open daily from 11am – 4pm

Tours depart on the hour, every hour, with the last tour departing 1 hour before closing time.

Your safety is our priority. Find details about our Covid-19 response here. We look forward to welcoming you back to Doolin Cave.

Nature Trail

Extend the adventure from underground to overground following a charming Farmland Nature Trail that takes a looped walk around the cave setting.

The nature trail is home to indigenous species of flora along with rare and miniature breeds of animals. 

Gift Shop & Cafe

Visitors can enjoy delicious  seasonal salads, artisanal sandwiches, baked goods, smiles and much more at the Wild at the Cave café located at Doolin Cave.

The visitor centre also has a gift shop which stocks a range of great gifts including Doolin Cave Pottery, which is hand-made using glacial clay found deep within the Cave. It is available in the gift shop or online.

Eco Tourism at Doolin Cave

We are a member of the Burren Ecotourism Network which promotes sustainable tourism in the Burren helping to conserve the environment and improve the well being of local people.

Doolin Cave is one of Ireland’s leading ecotourist attractions. 

News & Events At Doolin Cave

Check out our blog for the latest news and all that is happening at Doolin Cave.

We’ve got awards to show, secrets and events to share and reminders of some of our favourite things about Doolin and North Clare. We’ve recently received our Fáilte Ireland Covid-19 Safety Charter certificate so that our guests can be assured that all safety measures are in place when visiting Doolin Cave. 

Tripadvisor

"Very interesting"

Had a great tour here! So interesting. Tour is about 45 mins long. Wear flat comfy shoes. Lots of steps and uneven ground. Very interesting. Nice souvenir shop, and place to get coffee etc. Definitely worth a visit. 

"Fantastic Surprise"

We knew nothing about the cave and decided to stop on the spur of the moment. I am so glad we did because the cave was spectacular.The guide was very good too.I would highly recommend this tour

"Ireland soiree"

This was an unexpected gem of a find. I enjoyed the historical and ongoing preservation of this site. Thank you Jim for the tour

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