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Doolin Cave

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Address: Roadford, Doolin, Ireland
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+353 65 707 5761
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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A Stunning Underworld Experience, the Great Stalactite at Doolin Cave is...

A Stunning Underworld Experience, the Great Stalactite at Doolin Cave is one of Europe's most compelling cave attractions. It is a truly unique and breathtaking experience:- the largest stalactite in the Norhern Hemisphere. Doolin Cave has a Farmland Nature Trail, which is FREE for its visitors.We have unusual breeds of chickens, sheep, cattle and alovely pygmy goat called Minnie, with her little kid called Vincent Van Goat or Vinnie for short.We have also planted lots of native trees and shrubs and wildflower meadows. Our cafe serves lovely fresh salads, soups, breads and homemade cakes We are very proud to announce that we have recently been awarded a Gold Award from Ecotourism Ireland. Hurray!

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A must see

The tour of the caves takes about 45/50 minutes with a guide and it is a must do if you are ever over the West side of Ireland.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Tracey G
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The tour of the caves takes about 45/50 minutes with a guide and it is a must do if you are ever over the West side of Ireland.

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Thank Tracey G
JHBrowne, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Hi Tracey, thanks for your review of Doolin Cave. We are glad you enjoyed the experience and hope you will consider returning to visit again in the future. More 

Sandpoint, Idaho
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A wonderful experience. The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. The stalactite was quite impressive. We walked the grounds, great views of the area. Small cafe and gift shop good parking easy to find. Takes approximately an hour.

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Thank SpencerRock
JHBrowne, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Hi SpencerRock, thank you for your review of the Doolin Cave experience, I think you summed it up nicely. I hope you will consider coming back to visit us again in the future. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Due to wet weather our group couldn't go our on the water so we were looking for a suitable wet weather activitiy. We didn't pre book but the receptionist happily took our group of 12 and offered us the group discount at the door. The tour guide was very informative and passionate about the caves. The caves themselves are spectacular... More 

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JHBrowne, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Hi Kieran, thanks for your review of the Doolin Cave experience. We are glad you and your group enjoyed the tour. We hope you will come back and visit us again sometime in the future. More 

Tuam, Ireland
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my third visit with the third tour guide. The friendly greeting by the multitasking girl who gave us a student discount was a nice start, we sat in the comfortable restaurant enjoying a decent coffee while we waited for the top of the hour, a nice touch having reading material on the Burren available with ones coffee. The... More 

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JHBrowne, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Hi Rodger, thank you for your review of Doolin Cave and for being such a loyal customer, coming back to us on three separate occasions. We are glad you enjoy visiting the cave and I will pass on your kind remarks to Pearl, who was multitasking and the tour guide who was on at the time of your visit. I... More 

West Bloomfield, Michigan
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We are a little spoiled, we've been to Carlsbad Caverns so it's not really fair to compare this cave to Carlsbad.

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DoolinCave, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks for your review of Doolin Cave. Those caves look really cool, thanks for visiting. More 

County Clare, Ireland
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This cave is well worth visiting. The visitor centre is nice with friendly staff. The stalagmite itself it awesome and is the second largest in the world. The way it glows is unreal. How cool is that and it's here in Doolin in a cave. Really enjoyed the tour and would recommend anyone to go see it.

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Thank Greachan M
DoolinCave, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Hi Greachan, thanks for the review. We are glad you enjoyed the experience and our tour. We hope you will consider coming back to visit us again in the future should you be in the area. More 

Columbus, Ohio
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The Doolin Cave was spectacular and guide was very personable and informative. We randomly heard of this cave and went to visit. The stalactite was amazing and it was amazing to be able to see one of the largest in the world! There were lots of steps, which were manageable, but they were muddy and wet so I would advise... More 

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DoolinCave, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks for your review of Doolin Cave. A lot of people stumble upon the attraction when they are in the area and are pleasantly surprised. We hope you will consider coming back to visit us again in the future. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Interesting tour given and a lovely attraction. A lot of steps 120 so anyone that is not comfortable with stairs should be aware. No problem once right footwear is worn. It's a lovely attraction

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JHBrowne, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Hi Maureen, thanks for your review. Because of the steps the tour is not for everyone, we are glad you enjoyed it. We hope you will consider coming back to visit in the future should you be in the area. More 

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54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We visited yesterday, got a tour all to ourselves with eoin who was really friendly and full of knowledge! Defo something worth doing once but not for anyone who is claustrophobic!!!

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JHBrowne, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Hi Emma, thanks for your review. We are glad you felt the experience was worthwhile. We hope you will consider returning in the future should you be in the area. More 

Puyallup, Washington
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Was told by a local to go see the cave and the giant stalactite. It was really cool. The stairs in and out were a bit difficult but manageable. It was fun and out of the ordinary for tourist activities!

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JHBrowne, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks for your review of Doolin Cave. We are glad you enjoyed the experience and hope you will consider coming back to visit us again in the future. More 

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