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Doolin Cave
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Doolin Cave, home to one of the largest free-hanging Stalactites in Europe and the third largest in the World. 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.

Highlights include:
  • One of the longest free-hanging stalactites 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

Visitor Information



Daily: 10:00 - 17:00

Winter Hours: Daily 10:00 - 16:00

Visit www.doolincave.ie for further information on seasonal opening hours.

Contact Details

Doolin Cave,
Craggycoradon East, Doolin, Co. Clare

T: +353 (0) 65 707 5761
W: www.doolincave.ie


Closed: December 23-26

Approx visit duration: 1 to 2 hours

Admission Prices 2020

Adult: €15.00
Senior (aged 65+): €13.00
Student (with valid ID): €13.00
Child: €8.00
Family (2 adults & 3 children): €45.00
Family (2 adults & 5 children): €50.00

Pre-booking advisable
There must be a minimum of two visitors per tour for the tour to take place
Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult


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Other Useful Information

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

Cafe serving light lunches, snacks, desserts, breads and drinks. Home baking with local produce. Café is open in line with cave opening times as above.

Gift shop on-site selling local goods, bespoke handcrafted items and artwork as well as Doolin Cave Pottery which has been made with clay from the cave.

Free car and coach parking on-site.

Doolin Cave is partially wheelchair accessible.


  • 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

Map Location

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.

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