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Doolin Cave

Doolin Cave

West Ireland | County Clare

Doolin Cave, also known as Pol an Ionáin, is located about 4 km northeast of the seaport village of Doolin (road R479) in County Clare, just 12 km from the Cliffs of Moher. This limestone cave was discovered in 1952 by speleology students, J.M. Dickenson and Brian Varley, and became known because of having the longest free-hanging stalactite in Europe. The Great Stalactite, which is 7.3 metres long is also one of the biggest in the world. In 1990, the land on which the Doolin Cave is situated was purchased by John and Helen Browne. After many years of court proceedings, they received planning permission and in 2006 the cave was opened to the public. In 2010, the visitor centre and tea rooms were open on the site.

    • February – October
      • Daily: 10am-6pm
      • Last tour at 5pm
    • November – January
      • Daily: 10am-4pm
      • Last tour at 5pm
    • Adult: €15
    • Child/Student: €8
    • Family(2+3): €45
    • Family(2+5): €50
    • 53.041498
    • -9.345086
  • CAR PARK :
    • Yes

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