Doolin Cave Craggycoradon East, Doolin, Co. Clare Clare Excursion/Tour Heritage/Visitor Centre at Doolin Cave

Doolin Cave

Doolin Cave is one of the best kept secrets of the Wild Atlantic Way. This family run attraction harbouring ‘the Great Stalactite’, one of the world’s most magnificent wonders, deep under the karst landscape of the Burren.

If you have the spirit of an explorer within, then you will really enjoy the experience of visiting this great geological wonder.

On their fully guided tour you are brought back 350 million years to see and learn how our world looked back then.  See how the Burren/Wild Atlantic Way was formed and memories of high school geography lessons will come flooding back.

Take your adventure from underground to above ground on a charming farmland nature trail that takes a 1km looped walk around the outside of the cave. Visit rare and miniature breeds of animals on the trail and learn about the nature of the Burren and the Wild Atlantic Way from the key discovery points dotted along the route.

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Kids get to meet pygmy goats Vinnie and Minnie and to feed the chickens and collect eggs. Indulge your taste buds with wonderful dishes made with local produce in the café and enjoy browsing through their gift shop before you leave. There are handmade pottery items available in the gift shop, made by the daughter of the cave owners which are made using glacial clay found deep inside Doolin Cave. Let the adventure begin!

Tours of Doolin Cave are fully guided and take approx. 45 minutes. There are 120 steps into and out of the cave, with handrail all the way and landings with seating every 10 steps so please take your time on the way up!

Strollers are not permitted on the cave. Babies and small children must be carried on the cave tour. With a farmland nature trail and farm animals it is an ideal family excursion. Food is served in the Garden Café at Doolin Cave from 11am - 4pm daily.

School Tours and Groups 

School tours and groups are welcome at Doolin Cave. The Cave tour is especially tailored to cover areas of the geography school syllabus and pop quiz sheets are available to take back to your classroom for pupils to fill out later. Please contact or cal 065-7075761 to enquire about group rates or to make a booking.

Doolin Cave Opening Times

  • 10am-5pm daily
  • Tours every hour and every half hour during high season (June to August)

Doolin Cave Admission Prices

  • Adult €15
  • Child €8      
  • Family €50 (2 adults & 3 children) 

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  • Adult €12
  • Child €6.40
  • Family €40.00 (2 adults & 3 children)

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