Doolin Cave


Set in North Clare amidst the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher, Doolin Cave is home to the Great Stalactite. The Great Stalactite at Doolin Cave is the longest free-hanging stalactite in Europe and is a stunning underworld wonder. It has a real WOW factor. Visitors descend over 200ft/70metres through a world carved by water following the rough hewn pathways of early explorers who first discovered Doolin 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. The Farmland Nature Trail at Doolin Cave provides visitors a unique opportunity to explore the scenic cave setting and wonderful views over Ballinlacken Castle. The trail is free to all cave visitors. It takes a looped walk around the cave past the original cave entrance among indigenous species of woodland plants, trees and wildflower meadows. Donkeys, pygmy goats and chickens add to the charm of the nature trail. Doolin Cave has a gold eco-tourism award for standards of excellence in sustainable tourism. Complete with a visitor centre and café, 'Wild at the Cave' serving homemade delights made from locally sourced ingredients and stunning pottery made using glacial clay from inside the cave, it is the ideal day out for everyone. Doolin Cave is set in the village of Doolin just minutes from the Cliffs of Moher and on the Wild Atlantic Way touring route.

Current opening times

Monday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM


  • Paid Visit
  • Covid-19 Guidelines
  • Credit Card Accepted
  • Guided Tours
  • Car Parking Available
  • Toilets
  • Food On Site
  • Retail On Site
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Paper Ticket Accepted
  • Families
  • Sightseeing
  • Kids
  • Solo Visitors
  • Friends
  • Nature & Wildlife
  • Mature visitors
  • Historical
Escorted tour of the cave and access to the nature trail.
Cave is deep underground, more than 200 steps, so care and mobility required.

Contact details

  • Craggycordan East
  • Doolin
  • Ireland