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Doolin Cave


Doolin Cave

Doolin Cave is one of Europe’s most compelling cave attractions and is just a 20 minute drive from Temple Gate Hotel. It is a truly authentic experience. It is your only opportunity to see such a large free hanging stalactite anywhere in the world.
From the moment you descend over 80ft into the first tunnel, with your guide, you will enter a world carved by water. Donning your hardhat, you will follow the rough-hewn route of the early explorers who first discovered the cave. When you enter the stunning, cathedral-like dome that houses the huge stalactite, you will be briefly plunged into a world of primitive darkness. Then, in a flash, you will be awed as the subtly-lit stalactite appears before you. And, far below, a magical stream carries to the hills outside, the water that carved the primeval world around you. Doolin cave is run in an eco-friendly manner to preserve the delicate nature of the cave. As a result, there are no buildings on the site but the management company operate a park ‘n ride facility from Doolin Village. Doolin Cave houses one of the longest free-hanging stalactites in the world (The Great Stalactite).

The cave tour takes approximately one hour.

Hourly tours (on the hour) every day from 10:00am – 5:00pm.

Go to the Doolin Cave website to read more