HOME OF THE GREAT STALACTITE
Doolin Cave, one of Europe's most compelling cave attractions, is home to the Great Stalactite which, at 7.3 metres (23 feet), is the longest free-hanging stalactite in the Northern Hemisphere. Descending underground through a world carved by water, you feel a sense of Mother Nature guiding you through the crisp air in the cave passages. As you approach the main chamber, for a moment you are plunged into a world of primitive darkness. When the light flicks back on, the magnificent stalactite - suspended like a chandelier from the cave ceiling - is astounding! Visitors can hardly believe that it was formed from a single drop of water over thousands of years.
Extend the adventure from underground to over ground by following a charming Farmland Nature Trail that takes a looped walk around the cave setting - included in your entry fee for the caves. The trail is home to indigenous species of flora along with rare and miniature breeds of animals and offers fantastic views extending to the Twelve Pins of Connemara on a clear day.
Visitors can enjoy delicious home-cooked foods and home-baked cakes in the comfortable surroundings of Doolin Cave Cafe. Doolin Cave pottery, hand-made using glacial clay found deep within Doolin Cave, is available in the gift-shop.
The Cave is located in the magical Burren region close to the world famous Cliffs of Moher; and is a proud ambassador for the Wild Atlantic Way.
Doolin Cave is approximately 3km (1.9 miles) or 5 minutes from Doolin Village, along the R479 (Doolin to Fanore) road. It is just a 15 minute drive from the Cliffs of Moher.