Doolin – a small but charming town – or rather a traditional Irish fishing village – now more touristy!
Located in Clare on the west coast of Ireland between the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren peninsula. It is considered to be the center of real Irish music, which in the season you can listen to in any pub which will be literally bursting at the seams!. We personally were there before the highest peak of tourists and still there were thousands of tourists, together with the owner of the Hostel and Inn and also our long-time friend went to one of the pubs and even in the middle of the week (Wednesday), it was hard to go inside.
Doolin is a great base for the Cliffs of Moher, the Burren peninsula, the Aillwee caves or the Doolin cave along with the Isles of Arran (ferries are just out of the port of Doolin).
At a distance of 4 km from Doolin, there is the Doolin cave (its true and full name is Pol an Lonain) – it is a karst cave like many in Ireland, but what distinguishes it is the huge stalactite of 7.3 meters in length which is the largest in the world a that can be seen by tourists,the amazingly large stalactite hangs from the ceiling like a huge chandelier.
The cave itself was discovered accidentally in 1952 by two English speleological students who broke away from a larger group investigating other caves in this area, they were Brian Varley and J. Mick Dickenson, who the previous day noticed the cliff from which the stream flowed and then he disappeared underground. It was not until 2006 that Doolin Cave was made available to tourists.
Due to the great atmosphere of Doolin you can really recommend any type of tourists, and because of its location, it is worth spending a few days there.