Doolin Cave

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.

Open March to December

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Doolin, Co. Clare (See Map Below)


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.

Farmland Nature Trail

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.

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Doolin Cave
Craggycoradon West, Doolin, Co. Clare
T. +353 (0)65 707 5671

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Open February 21 to January 5 (outside these dates by appointment only)

February 21 to March 9 & November to December: Saturday - Sunday 11:00 - 16:00 (tours hourly)

March 12 to September 30: Daily 10:00 - 17:00 (tours hourly; or every 30 minutes from July to September)

October: Monday - Friday 11:00 - 16:00; Saturday - Sunday 10:00 - 17:00 (tours hourly)

December 27 - January 5: Daily 10:00 - 16:00 (tours hourly)

Closed: December 26 - 27

Tour Duration: 1 hour


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  • Important: Your ticket will still require you to phone ahead directly to the attraction to book a precise tour date and time.
  • (There are 120 steps down into the cave - every 10 steps there is a landing area with seating. Babies & toddlers must be carried). 


Tour leaflets are available in French and German. 


Doolin Cave Café serves tea, coffee, snacks, light lunches, homemade cakes and soft drinks. 


Gift Shop with hand-made gifts, local art, local food produce, and Doolin Cave memorabilia.  


Free car and coach parking on-site.


The Cave Tour is not wheelchair accessible but the visitor centre is. Accessible toilet.  

Note: Opening times may be subject to change and attraction website and contact details will be on your ticket for any updates.

Partially indoor Family Friendly Wheelchair access (partial) Tea Rooms / Coffee Shop Baby Changing Car Parking at Attraction Coach Parking at Attraction Guided Tours Assistance / Guide Dogs Permitted Gift Shop Free WIFI
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