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Doolin Cave

Address: Roadford, Doolin, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 65 707 5761
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Ranked #3 of 14 things to do in Doolin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns & caves, Nature & Parks
Owner description: A Stunning Underworld Experience, the Great Stalactite at Doolin Cave is one of Europe's most...
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Type: Caverns & caves, Nature & Parks
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

My daughter and I visited Doolin caves during our trip to Ireland. It is still one of the most memorable stops from our trip! We enjoyed an incredible assortment of treats for tea, our guide was hilarious and the tour was informative. We felt like we belonged there...we were treated as part of their family. I'm sure if we stayed... More 

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Youghal, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We have visited all the caves in Ireland open to the public and Doolin cave was a lovely tour, each cave has something different to offer and I don't want to spoil the surprise but I will say Doolin cave did not disappoint. The tour guide had great information and had us hanging on his every word. It was a... More 

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

It's an adventure but there's not a whole lot of formations to see once you get into the cave. The few that you do see are very, very old and the guide is very informative!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Make the trip to this beautiful place. I don't want to spoil the surprises that are in the cave but there is more than just the giant stalactite that itself is worth the trip. The tour guide is very informative and fun :) If you are the last tour of the day you might get a chance at a few... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Going down the cave was easy. They already have stairs with handrails so you don't have to worry so much of your safety. If your looking for extreme adventures like crawling this is not the place to be. The guide was friendly and explains the history of the cave. The highlight of the place is the gigantic stalactite suspended like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Not as well known to tourists as other caves in the area but wow what a great hidden gem. Tour gide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Overall a very good experience and a must do even if it something you'd not normally do!

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We happened upon the caves in Doolan by accident and with a few hours to spare we decided to take a look. I thought the entrance fee was a bit pricey at €15 per adult, so if you have no interest in nature or caves then I wouldn't recommend that you go. However we all found it really interesting. The... More 

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Simi Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I visited the Doolin Cave in Doolin, Ireland. It was actually a random thing, I didn't really plan on it, nor had I heard of it. I was in Doolin because it is the music capital of Ireland, the kitchen party style of people just coming to together and playing music, singing, and dancing it truly is the kind of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Yes the cavern it's a little off the beaten path but it was worth the drive. The drive was absolutely beautiful, but when we arrived at the cavern and were greeted by friendly staff and the tour was priced fairly and it's a must see.

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JHBrowne, Owner at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and glad you enjoyed the cave Helen More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

Really enjoyed this visit ina very rural location indeed. We were greeted by a beautiful visitor centre and the staff were very good and friendly. The entrance into the cave is very narrow and there are a few very small spaces to walk thru but the reward at the end is terrific. Be very careful walking down as it can... More 

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JHBrowne, Owner at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Yes, we tried to keep the cave as natural as possible when we developed it to give people a real sense of being underground and let nature speak for itself! More 

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