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Address: Roadford, Doolin, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 65 707 5761
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Description: A Stunning Underworld Experience, the Great Stalactite at Doolin Cave is...
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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Brilliant information from our tour guide, he was very enthusiastic and we could tell he loved his job!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
LHenny
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Wexford, Ireland
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Wexford, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Brilliant information from our tour guide, he was very enthusiastic and we could tell he loved his job!

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JHBrowne, Marketing Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Thank you for a great review, we are delighted that you enjoyed visiting Doolin Cave. We would love to see you again in the future. Kind Regards, Michelle More 

London, England
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Well I like looking around and exploring caves and this one was no exception, its got the biggest stalactite I've ever seen, well worth a visit, the entrance is down a man made shaft with stairs within, once at the bottom your given a hard hat and off you go in a group, its not tall inside meaning if you're... More 

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JHBrowne, Marketing Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for taking time to leave a review, we appreciate all feedback from our visitors. We are delighted that you enjoyed exploring the caves and the true wonder of the Great Stalactite. We actively encourage all visitors to take their time on the steps as there is no rush and there is also a landing with seating... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Impressive, but not for the claustrophobic. Lots of climbing down and back up, but surely worth it. Heartily recommended.

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JHBrowne, Marketing Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for a wonderful review. We are delighted that you enjoyed visiting Doolin Cave and the wonder of the Great Stalactite. I hope that we will welcome you back in the future. Kind Regards, Michelle More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Very cold when we went, in March....so it was nice to get inside. The cave is amazing, unbelievable when they turn out the lights for a moment to show you what real darkness is...very informative. Loved the little gift shop, bought a nice warm wrap with Celtic designs on it and we stopped in at the little coffee shop, very,... More 

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JHBrowne, Marketing Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Hi Than you for a great review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your experience. It certainly is nice to get inside from the cold March weather. We hope to see you again in future. Kind Regards, Michelle More 

Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

I visited last Saturday afternoon with a group of Scouts and leaders (12 in total) and as it was not planned - a surprise - we weren't sure what to expect. Our guide Tristan was young, had worked there for a year and while a bit deadpan and monotone, he was full of information and delivered it as I reckon... More 

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Hi Thank you for a great review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the tour and we would love to see you again in the future. Kind Regards, Michelle More 

Aurach, Germany
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11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The Doolin Cave's were a great adventure for us. Our children 3 and 5 years old enjoyed it as much as we did. The guide is very informative and the girls loved wearing the hard hats. There are about 125 stairs that you have to walk up and down to get to the start of the cave adventure. The enormous... More 

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JHBrowne, Marketing Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for a wonderful review and your kind comments about the staff. The Great Stalactite is one of the greatest wonders of the world and we hope to see you again in the fututre. Kind Regards, Michelle More 

Dauphin, Canada
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We decided to see the cave as a filler in the afternoon. It was an excellent experience and very informative. Pictures do not do it justice. Guide was excellent.

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JHBrowne, Owner at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Glad you found your visit so worthwhile. You're right, you have to see it to believe it! Helen More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

A very friendly guide, who had clearly given the speech before many many times, but still delivered it with useful information and passion. The caves were fascinating as you walked through to see the the famous stalactite (hangs down!). The walk down/up the stairs to access the cave is not for the faint hearted but you can take your time.... More 

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JHBrowne, Owner at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review and glad you enjoyed the cave. It's quite deep down alright, trust Mother Nature to make us venture so deep underground to see one of her great creations! Helen More 

Florida
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11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We called ahead to make sure our 3 year old toddler would be able to do the tour. We were told that wouldn't be a problem at all and that kids are always welcome. We arrived to the cave, they greeted us and showed us where to go. We went down several flight of steps. We took it slowly as... More 

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JHBrowne, Owner at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments on the stairs, they have been constructed to the highest health and safety standards,so children should not be in any danger of falling through Helen More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Enjoyed a pleasant hour or so on the guided tour which was really made more interested by our terrific guide( the potter there). Well worth a visit!

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JHBrowne, Owner at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

The potter is Caireann browne, our daughter. She loves that cave Helen More 

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