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Doolin Cave, Doolin

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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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  • Locted near Doolin (must visit!) this is a very nice excursion. Wearing your hard hat helmet to go deep under groud, the guide teling the interesting history of the cave the land and the stalactites 
    Locted near Doolin (must visit!) this is a very nice excursion. Wearing your hard hat helmet to go deep under groud, the guide teling the interesting history of the cave the land and the stalactites  more »
  • Amazing experience and a must see attraction in Doolin. Tour guide was excellent and so knowledgeable. It is definitely a must see! There is also a small number of animals there that are great to... 
    Amazing experience and a must see attraction in Doolin. Tour guide was excellent and so knowledgeable. It is definitely a must see! There is also a small number of animals there that are great to...  more »
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  • A place worth going to see Doolin caves in county Clare. You have a tour guide that bring you into the cave you will go down 200 steps into the cave. Remember to watch your head the cave can be quite low. A few small caves along the way. Then suddenly your in the large cave .When you look up you are hit with these amazing stalactites over a million years old roughly. The third largest in the world. Also there's a coffee shop where you can have something to eat .
  • Awesome cave to go with family. €53 for a family of four with guided tour. Tour guide was knowledgeable and interactive. Tour takes about 30-60 min depending if questions asked. If claustrophobic then advice to not do the tour, you will go through narrow and low ceiling tunnels with few good stories from guide. Small restaurant with giftshop fairly priced. Plenty of parking available. Even drive from Ennis to Doolin caves is accompanied by beautiful surroundings. Small nature walk around the caves around 1 km long. And get a coffee or a tea after tour/walk to finish off the experience. Whole family enjoyed especially kids. (FYI wear something comfy and simple)

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