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Doolin Cave

Roadford, Doolin, Ireland
+353 65 707 5761
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Ranked #4 of 14 attractions in Doolin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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 opened a new 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! « less
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Kilkenny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went with our 2 kids (aged 6&7) and we all loved it-really interesting, and honestly the highlight of our trip to clare!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

My title sums it up. We really liked this stop. Our tour guide was funny and very insightful. What a hidden gem. we range in ages from 15 to 49 and everyone really appreciated it.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

When our flight out of Shannon was cancelled and we had to stay two extra days in Ireland, my family of six decided to see what was around the area that we had not seen. And thank goodness we did, because we LOVED Doolin Cave! We were the only ones on that hour's tour, and we still talk about the... More

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Kent, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

great view of stalagtite, kind of expensive. but enjoyed the animals on the grounds and roof of visitor center.

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St. Paul, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

If you're looking for something that won't take too long and is relatively interesting, the Doolin Cave is a nice stop. The cafe has some tasty choices (great soup), the grounds provide a sweet little walk, and the stalactite itself is pretty impressive. It's priced a little high for what it offers and the guide has clearly given the tour... More

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Caves were very interesting & fun! However, to be honest my favorite part was the 2 Pygmy goats! They were so cute!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Went to Doolin Caves, found it to be very interesting. Had a good guide who knew his job well, would recommend it to anyone who was visiting the area

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Tipperary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Doolin caves are definitely worth a visit for all those travellers into amazing natural attractions...

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Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. This cave is well worth a visit. The tour itself takes about 45mins. The descent into the cave is via a staircase in a vertical shaft, with about 120 steps. There is no access for a buggy, so the toddler had to be carried down and up in our arms....quite tiring, so... More

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JHBrowne, Owner at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of Doolin Cave Yes, it is quite tiring to carry a toddler up the long stairs, but worth it hopefully! More

Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

At €13.50 it's too expensive for what you get. The Cliffs of Moher cost us €6 and was much more interesting and unique. The tour guide spoke really quickly for foreigners. Really didn't enjoy it.

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JHBrowne, Owner at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

So sorry that you did not enjoy your trip to Doolin Cave. We will certainly take on board your comments on the guide's delivery and have them be careful to speak clearly. Just a little bit of background on the cave, it is a family-run business, set up on private borrowings mostly, (with huge repayments), in contrast to the Cliffs... More

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