Natural Heritage

Poll na Gollum Cave in the Burren which is suggested as having influenced the creation of one of JRR Tolkien's most famous characters (Gollum)The Longest Cave System in Ireland

Poulnagollum is Irelands longest cave and the third deepest cave and is found here in the Burren. It is 140 metres deep and runs for over 15km. It is found on the eastern slopes of Slieve Elva mountain close to Lisdoonvarna.


Burren-Rocks-096The Largest Stalactite in Europe

The Great Stalactite at Pol na Lonain, known as Doolin Cave, was discovered in 1952. It measures 6.54 metres (20 feet) in length. Please see Doolin cave for more information.