Doolin Cave, home to the largest stalactite in the Northern Hemisphere, is one of the best kept secrets on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way!

Explore this unique Ireland experience that really lets you get under the skin of the landscape and culture and explore the people, places, history and legends.

A tour of Doolin Cave is a rare opportunity to descend to a true wild cave as you are brought back 350 million year to see and learn how our world looked back then. As you journey from darkness into light you have the opportunity to be in the presence of the longest free hanging stalactite in the northern hemisphere and the only one like it in the world!

Extend your stay by visiting rare breeds of animals on the nature trail and learn more about the nature of the Burren and the Wild Atlantic Way. Enjoy the stunning views surrounding the cave visitor centre and relax and enjoy coffee or lunch in the cafe. It is the ideal day out for families.

Doolin Cave pottery, made on site by Caireann Browne daughter of the cave owners John and Helen Browne, is available in the gift shop. It is made using glacial clay found deep within Doolin Cave and makes for a fantastic gift or holiday keepsake.

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Highlights
  • The longest free-hanging stalactite in the world
  • A 60 minute cave tour, highly recommended on TripAdvisor
  • Located in the Burren region on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way
  • Free to explore farmland nature trail
  • The chance to buy unique pottery made using Doolin cave glacial clay
Open

Open Year Round

February 21 to March 9 & November to December: Saturday – Sunday 11:00 – 16:00 (tours hourly)
March 12 to September 30: Daily 10:00 – 17:00 (tours hourly; or every 30 minutes from July to September)
October: Monday – Friday 11:00 – 16:00; Saturday – Sunday 10:00 – 17:00 (tours hourly)
December 27 – January 5: Daily 10:00 – 16:00 (tours hourly)

Open February 21 to January 5 (outside these dates by appointment only)

Last admission: 20 minutes before closing
Visit duration: approx. 1 to 2 hours
Closed: December 25-26

Prices

Admission Prices 2018

Adult: €15.00
Senior (aged 65+): €13.00
Student (with valid ID): €13.00
Child: €7.00
Family (2 adults & 3 children): €50.00

Useful Information

Check out their range of facilities, services, accessibility and other useful information.

LANGUAGES: Free leaflets and site map available in English, French and German.

DINING / REFRESHMENTS: Cafe serving light lunches, snacks, homemade pizzas, desserts, breads and drinks. Café open daily 11:00 – 17:00 from March to October.

SHOPPING: Gift shop on-site selling local goods, bespoke handcrafted items and artwork

PARKING: Free car and coach parking on-site.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Doolin Cave is partially wheelchair accessible.

ACCOLADES & AWARDS:

  • 2016 Irish Responsible Tourism Awards Category Gold Award Winner for Best for Natural Heritage Tourism
  • The Irish Tourism Industry Awards – Shortlisted for the Best Environmental Tourism Innovation Award.
  • Eco- Tourism Ireland – Gold Award Winners 2015-2017 and 2013-2015 for standards of excellence in sustainable tourism
  • Doolin Cave was awarded a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor in 2014 and 2015
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Getting There

Located in the heart of the Burren in County Clare – less than one hour from Shannon airport and only 10km from the Cliffs of Moher, 2km north of Doolin Village on the R458.

Map Location: 53.040975, -9.345149
Contact Doolin Cave

Doolin Cave, Co. Clare, Ireland


Eircode: V95 R299
T: +353 (0)65 707 5761
E: tours@doolincave.ie
W:
www.doolincave.ie
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