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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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We were exhausted after a day at the Cliffs of Moher, but decided to stop by the Doolin Caves before we checked into our b&b. There are the sweetest donkeys and other animals to look at upon arrival. ... more »
The countryside around the Doolin cave is so beautiful and such a contrast as you head down and further down to the cave below. We had a wonderful guide,Kathleen, who took us confidently from the door... more »
Excellent experience, you need to be responsibly fit for the 70 meter Downs stairs and back up, but also good on your feet as it got a bit slippery in places under ground. Still a must place to go and the young tour guide was excellent and very informative
Very knowledgeable tour guide. The stalactite formation was amazing. Not for those unable to do lots of steps up and down(they do tell you exactly how many steps you will be doing).
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