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Doolin Cave

Roadford, Doolin V95 R299, Ireland
+353 65 707 5761
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Enthusiastic guide

The Doolin Cave is not quite as well known as the nearby Ailwee Cave, nor quite as actively... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2016
John_from_NM
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London, UK
Beautiful Day at the cave

Visiting the cave on the beautiful day, I joined the tour group down into the cave. It was... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2016
Dominic V
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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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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 16 September 2016

The Doolin Cave is not quite as well known as the nearby Ailwee Cave, nor quite as actively marketed. But it is a gem. The cave itself is down a long flight of steps (125 in all, and all to be climbed back up at...More

Thank John_from_NM
JHBrowne, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2016

Hi John, thanks for your review of Doolin Cave. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you will consider coming again sometime in the future. We are working on the marketing :-).

Reviewed 15 September 2016

Visiting the cave on the beautiful day, I joined the tour group down into the cave. It was spectacular exploration. Unfortunately, I am unable to follow the tour guide into the details of the cave, would it be possible for me to obtain the transcription...More

Thank Dominic V
JHBrowne, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2016

Hi Dominic, thank you for your review and feedback in relation to the cave tour here at Doolin Cave. We have taken your comments on board and will look at providing a transcription in the short term, should we produce a video in the future...More

Reviewed 15 September 2016

Beautiful heritage attraction, with the building really carefully considered in the context of the local environment. Our 4 yr old daughter couldn't get over the goats grazing on the roof! Seeing the stalictite itself was a jaw dropping moment especially for our 2 boys aged...More

Thank PeterLoughnane
JHBrowne, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2016

Hi Peter, thanks for your review of Doolin Cave. I'm glad to hear your children enjoyed the overall experience here at Doolin Cave. Thank you for your kind comments and feedback.

Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is a fun treat if you have an extra hour in Doolin to spare. The story of how the cave was discovered is entertaining and the age and size of the stalactite are both fascinating. Check it out to learn more.

Thank IsabellaC17
JHBrowne, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2016

Hi Isabella, 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.

Reviewed 13 September 2016

It was raining, thus an alternate activity, a cave tour. At 13 euros, the guide really tries to sell the experience. If you have gone to the big caves in the USA, like Calsbad, Manmouth, or Luray, then this one is NOT a big deal....More

Thank Pat G
JHBrowne, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2016

Hi Pat, thanks for your review of Doolin Cave. There is a reduced rate of 12euros available if you book online.

Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Spectacular! 200 feet down in Pol an Ionain caves, Doolin, County Clare, to be greeted by this little beauty. The largest stalactites in Europe! Another tick off my bucket list.

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JHBrowne, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2016

Hi Angela, thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the experience and hope you will consider returning at some stage in the future.

Reviewed 11 September 2016

The 120 steps are well worth it just to see the sheer size of the stalactite. It will take your breath away. We have seen many caves in New Zealand and Europe and even though there are no glow-worms or other stalactites/stalagmites of significance, it's...More

Thank pradoe
JHBrowne, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2016

Hi there, thanks for your review of Doolin Cave. The Great Stalactite in Doolin Cave is the largest of its kind in the Northern Hemisphere, the third largest of its kind in the world. We hope you will consider coming back to visit us again...More

Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

For something off the beaten path and fun for the whole family. Be sure to have lunch there as well!

Thank MacKenzie F
JHBrowne, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2016

Hi there and thanks for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the experience and hope you will consider returning to visit again in the future.

Reviewed 11 September 2016

It should be a rainy day. So we asked our B&B host what activities Doolin offers for such days. She recommended us the Doolin Cave - and we were not disappointed. After some trouble with the electricity (black out in all of Doolin) we could...More

Thank KonstantinTheGreat
JHBrowne, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2016

Hi there, thanks for your review of Doolin Cave. We are glad you enjoyed the beauty of the Great Stalactite and what the experience has to offer. We hope you will consider coming back to visit us again in the future should you be in...More

Reviewed 8 September 2016

Totally worth the visit to see the world's largest stalactite (maybe?). Anyway, it's a BIG one. Good tour and interesting guide. Enjoyable for adults and older kids who can follow instructions.

Thank susana820
JHBrowne, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2016

Hi Susana, thank you 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.

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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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