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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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The tour guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and professional. My husband and I enjoyed learning more about the area's geological history, and appreciated being able to take an easy walk down stairs to see the giant stalactite instead of having to crawl through a 2'x3' tunnel like the original explorers did!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

had a lovely day at the caves.family run business,everyone was friendly and helpful. admission prices were very fair. should be aware there are lots of steps so need to be fairly agile/fit to manage the experience. wear good shoes so you do not slip as probably obvious thing to say but it is wet in the cave. nice gift shop... More

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JHBrowne, Owner at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

You said it in one! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Really impressive and interesting.Nice grounds and building with walks and farm animals.Good cafe and all the staff were very friendly .A lot of effort was made to make the stalactite accessible so well worth supporting the venture.Co Clare ROCKS !

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It's great that you appreciated all our efforts at the cave and thank you for encouraging people to support us More

Toulouse, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We loved the atmosphere in the Doolin Cave, it's nature at it's most amazing. We were also lucky enough to have a great guide, Mason and the café is nice with great apple tart!

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Mason is delighted to hear that you enjoyed his tour, he is so helpful and polite as well as being well informed about all matters relating to the cave More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Very exciting place. Friendly staff. My wife couldn´t go down to the cave, and without asking they returned the fee for visiting. And they have a nice café where they could wait for us.

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JHBrowne, Owner at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

We always refund the entry fee to people who get uncomfortable going underground, it just seems fair if you don't want to venture down but as the previous reviewer said, it is "jaw droppingly beautiful" More

Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

I'm not a big cave fan and normally would do anything to avoid going underground. But I am so glad I did this!! It was very professionally run and when they brought you into the chamber with the stalactite it will literally take your breath away. Who would have thought that the 2nd largest one in the world was under... More

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I'm glad you decided to be brave and venture underground, just think what you would have missed! More

Dublin, Ireland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

The people at Doolin Cave couldn't have been nicer, very friendly and witty, the guide was brilliant, made sure everyone felt included even the very small children. The cave itself was fascinating and the walk around the area was beautiful

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JHBrowne, Owner at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comments glad you enjoyed the whole experience, we work hard to make it memorable for all visitors and it is nice to have our efforts appreciated More

Galway
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

One heck of a stalagtite! Nice visitor centre too...highly recommend it. I have been to a couple of caves in Ireland, and this one is still the most memorable.

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JHBrowne, Owner at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

It is one heck of a stalactite and all from a drop of water More

Carlsbad, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

The stalactite was very impressive and the view and history of the cave was very interesting. There are a lot of steps going down, which means also coming back up, but the reasonably fit can manage it with no trouble.

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JHBrowne, Owner at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Yes, it is quite deep underground, trust Mother Nature to make us work hard to see some her best creations! More

North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

This wasn't on our schedule but I am glad we went. Amazing. Neat caves. Glad we stopped . And our guide was very informative but not boring.

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JHBrowne, Owner at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

I'm glad you found us and enjoyed your trip. As we are only in the present business since 2010, visitors are still only getting to know about us, perhaps you will tell your friends about us. Thanks More

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