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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. Add Doolin Cave to your Doolin travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Doolin trip planner .
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Duration: 45 to 90 minutes
Doolin Cave Reviews
Excluding the all the steps, the experience was great. The entire family truly enjoyed the experience and the guide was very knowledgeable. I recommend this to anyone visiting Doolin or around Doolin.... more »
My son did this tour with the tour group. He stated it was definitely a must see. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. It is 120 steps in and then out of the cave. He said it was an attraction he is... more »
A lovely roadside attraction with quite an interesting history and geological relevance. The staff were incredibly friendly and the guided tour was well organized and informative. The cave itself is quite moving to experience if that is where your interest lays. There is quite a long set of stairs to climb down and up to get into the main cave so be prepared for some excersise. Additionally due to the depth of the cave it can be a bit chilly at the bottom so be sure to have a sweater or light jacket handy. They have a cafe and good restrooms too which was definitely a plus for when we stopped by.
Our guide Gary was both funny and really informative. We had a small group which allowed us to ask more questions and it was really nice and personal. The 50 minutes went so fast! The cafe is nice too with coffees and teas and cakes
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