Doolin, Co. Clare
While glamping in Doolin we decided to visit Doolin Cave after hearing glowing recommendations. Doolin Cave is home to the Great Stalactite, measuring a massive 23 feet in length. It is recognized as being the longest stalactite in the Northern hemisphere. We started by descending over 80 feet down a stairwell with some serious Saw vibes into the first tunnel. With our hardhats on, we embarked on a fascinating guided tour following in the footsteps of the early explorers who first discovered the cave. Except they crawled on their stomachs for hours in the darkness before making their discovery. The tour guide brought us into the dark dome that is home to the stalactite before unveiling it suddenly in light. It is a magical sight, I have visited caves before and seen stalactites but nothing close to the sheer size of this. While other caves in Ireland are far more published, Doolin Cave is very special and is a must visit on the Wild Atlantic Way.
I still have a few more gems from the Wild Atlantic Way to share, but I'll also be sharing a few Christmas gift guides soon as time is ticking!