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Doolin Cave

Roadford, Doolin V95 R299, Ireland
+353 65 707 5761
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Unique and fascinating experience!

I wouldn't want to be the person who discovered it but I am glad he/they did. Our guide knew... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BRB_On_Vacation
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Oakville, Canada
Great!

This stalactite is truly amazing. The walk to see it is quite long,but the guide is very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ukmom2008
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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Roadford, Doolin V95 R299, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I wouldn't want to be the person who discovered it but I am glad he/they did. Our guide knew everything. She was very energetic, prepared us well for the decent and educated us along the way -- we tipped her at the end, we didn't...More

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Helen B, Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for stopping at Doolin Cave. You describe it well, unique and fascinating. We can thank the two young English students who discovered the great Stalactite back in 1952 and the Browne family who made it accessible to the public in 2006. We are...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This stalactite is truly amazing. The walk to see it is quite long,but the guide is very informative and will answer all questions. I learned a lot about underground geology and the formation of this stalactite. If you are not comfortable with water and being...More

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Helen B, Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting Doolin Cave and for your great review. It is impressive and informative on how this great Stalactite was formed over thousands of years ago. I agree, the whole world should view this Stalactite. Our tour guide will be pleased with your...More

Reviewed 6 November 2017

This is not well advertised, but we were in the area driving by and decided to stop. I'm SO glad that we did. The tour guide was witty and informative. You have to walk down and up the mine shaft, which is a spiral stair...More

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Helen B, Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so glad you found our Hidden Gem, the great Stalactite at Doolin Cave. Thank you for writing this review and letting people know about the good experience you had at Doolin Cave. Our tour guide will be pleased with your comments. I hope...More

Reviewed 5 November 2017

I was in Doolin, and I had just returned from the Aran Islands. While I was driving back, I found that there were signs for Doolin caves, so I paid them a visit. The staff at the centre were friendly, and so was the guide....More

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Helen B, Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting Doolin Cave and for the brilliant review. It is good to know that our signs are working because everyone should see the amazing, largest free-hanging Stalactite in Europe and the third largest in the World, right here in our village of...More

Reviewed 3 November 2017

I was staying with my wife and two kids, aged 12 and 10 in Galway, and went looking for brochures to see where we could go and visit. Lots of brochures for Aliwee caves and cliffs of Moher, and found one for Doolin Cave. As...More

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Helen B, Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We would like to thank you and your family for visiting Doolin Cave. It was great to read your children enjoyed seeing the great Stalactite. Doolin Cave opened its doors to the public in 2006, growing each year with thanks to you for taking the...More

Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped to see the cave and stalicite. The tour is very informative and not too long. There are a lot of stairs! If you are claustrophobic you may not enjoy this tour. The tourguide was well informed and interesting. There were...More

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Helen B, Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Thank you for visiting Doolin Cave and for all the good advice. We are glad you got to enjoy our farmland nature trail as well as seeing the great stalactite.

Reviewed 26 October 2017

The cave is worth a visit. The staff friendly and enthusiastic, the interpretative panels educational AND entertaining, the outdoor walk stunningly pretty, the cafe food (and view) delightful. I'd say go; however, do note. It's about a 45-60 minute tour which could/should only take about...More

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Helen B, Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Thank you for visiting Doolin Cave. We are glad you enjoyed the whole experience here, from the farmland nature trail, to the Cafe and most importantly the great Stalactite! The cave tour takes about 45-50 minutes with lots of history and a bit of blarney!...More

Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit. Very friendly service and informative guide. The beautiful animals that live on the property are worth the visit alone let alone the cave! And so close to Doolin with great signage made it super easy to find. Very much worth the...More

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Helen B, Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Thank you for visiting Doolin Cave and for the great rating. We are delighted you got to meet all our lovely animals, especially our friendly goats, minnie & winnie who like to hang out on the green patch roof top. It was great to read...More

Reviewed 23 October 2017

Doolin Cave was very impressive. Plenty of car parking space, the obligatory cafe and a small shop with keepsakes and information about the stalactite. Our guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastically so. When you enter the cave, a hard hat is provided. There are 120...More

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Helen B, Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thank you for visiting Doolin Cave and for your very detailed review. We are delighted you enjoyed your experience with us.

Reviewed 10 October 2017

We were driving to Doolin and happened upon Doolin Cave, stopped in on a whim and were pleasantly surprised. We had a great tour of the cave and saw the stalactite, it is impressive. The only concern I would have would be for people who...More

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Helen B, Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thank you for visiting Doolin Cave, we are delighted you found our hidden gem! Good advice on the steps with importance on taking breaks at each landing, every 10 steps. We are glad you enjoyed your visit.

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Hunnie76
13 July 2016|
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Response from Rachjackson | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I don't know, you'll have to message caves. Sorry, I can't answer correctly. Only to tell you theres a lot of steps to go down into the cave.
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caleb g
26 February 2016|
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Response from JHBrowne | Property representative |
Hi Caleb, the adult discounted rate is now €13.50, children pay €7 and under 5s are free, just remember there are 120 steps down to the cave and the same back up
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caleb g
26 February 2016|
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Response from Jennie B |
Hi Caleb, Thank you for your inquiry. An adult ticket is €13.50 and a child is €7.00. Children under 3 go free however it may be difficult to bring very young children into the caver as there are 125 steps in and back out of... More
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