National Heritage Week Event at Doolin Cave

National Heritage Week Event: Guided Tour of Doolin Cave Nature Trail with Helen Browne
Dates: Saturday 14th and Saturday 21st August at 11.30 am
Price: FREE Event
RSVP: Please note this event has limited capacity. To secure your place on the tour, please RSVP at the bottom of this page.

National Heritage Week, an initiative by the Heritage Council, celebrates all things heritage. It brings together communities, families, organisations, cultural institutions, academics and enthusiasts, to build awareness about the value of heritage and support its conservation. To mark this year’s National Heritage Week in County Clare, Doolin Cave will host a guided tour of the nature trail that surrounds the Doolin Cave Visitor Centre, in the heart of the Burren region.

Doolin Cave, also known as Pol an Ionáin, was formed more than two million years ago. It was first visited by human explorers in 1952 and was opened to the public in 2006. Within Doolin Cave ‘The Great Stalactite’ proudly suspends from the roof of the main cave chamber to an impressive length of 23 feet long. It is the longest free-hanging stalactite in Europe.  

Helen and John Browne wanted visitors to extend their adventure at Doolin Cave from underground to overground and so the Doolin Cave Nature Trail was born. The theme of biodiversity is very close to Helen and John’s hearts. Keeping this theme to the fore they planted native, indigenous shrubs and trees and native wildflower meadows around the grounds of Doolin Cave thus, creating the Doolin Cave Looped Nature Trail.

Doolin Cave Farmland Nature Trail

On Saturday 14th August and Saturday 21st August at 11.30am, Helen Browne will give a guided walk around her labour of love the ‘Doolin Cave Nature Trail’. The nature trail is home to indigenous species of flora along with rare and miniature breeds of animals.  While ambling along the Nature Trail, Helen will give you an insight into the flora and fauna found along the trail and why certain varieties of trees, shrubs and plants thrive so well above the limestone cavern. This is a free event to attend. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

To find out more please email or phone 065 707 5761

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Heritage Week Event - Guided Tour @ 11.30 am on Saturday 21 August

Heritage Week Event - Guided Tour of Doolin Cave Nature Trail with Helen Browne @ 11.30 am on Saturday 21 August at Doolin Cave

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