Doolin Cave & Farmland Nature Trail

Doolin Cave & Farmland Nature Trail

Take a fully guided tour to see the world’s most compelling cave attraction, the Great Stalactite, at Doolin Cave.

The Great Stalactite is one of the best kept secrets on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, it is the largest free-hanging Stalactite in Europe and the third largest in the World. Our “Hidden Gem” in County Clare.

Wearing a hardhat you will be taken on a fully guided tour over 200 feet under the karst Burren landscape. Take a step back in time over 350 million years to see and learn how this unique landscape was formed, memories of high school geography lessons will come flooding back.

For a moment you will be plunged into primitive darkness before the light is flicked back on to reveal the Great Stalactite. You will be awestruck by this wonder of nature. It is hard to believe that it has formed drop by drop over hundreds of thousands of years.

Doolin Cave Farmland Nature Trail

Afterwards, take an adventure above ground and meet the friendly farm animals on the farmland nature trail and learn about the unique Burren flora. Pygmy goats Vinnie and Minnie are sure to make you laugh and brighten your day with their funny antics. The Farmland Nature Trail is FREE to all cave visitors.

Enchanted Hallow Fairy Village

Take a walk down through the magical glade near the original cave entrance to see what the fairies and troglodytes of Enchanted Hallow Fairy village are up to. Whisper away your worries and wishes and these fairies will do their best to see that they are taken care of.

Opening Times and Practical Information about Doolin Cave

  • The cave is open daily year round. Opening times vary according to the season, please check the website.
  • Flash photography is permitted in Doolin Cave. Visitors are encouraged to share their photos and videos on https://www.facebook.com/doolincaves or email tours@doolincave.ie.
  • Outdoor footwear and clothing recommended.
  • Strollers and buggies are not permitted on the cave tour.

Facilities

  • Book Tours Online
  • Cater for Groups
  • Farmland Nature Trail- Complimentary to Visitors
  • Visitor Centre Complete with CafeŽ & Gift Shop

Distance

12.2 km from the Cliffs of Moher
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Address

Craggycoradon East
Doolin
Co. Clare



One of Ireland’s most famous sights, the Cliffs of Moher are entirely vertical and the cliff edge is abrupt. On a clear day the views are tremendous, with the Aran Islands etched on the waters of Galway Bay. From the cliff edge you can just hear the booming far below as the waves crash and gnaw at the soft shale and sandstone.

With a due-west exposure, sunset is the best time to visit.

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