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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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I won't tell you too much other than to say you really need to go here. Bring your kids and see one of Ireland's and natures wonders. Don't miss it if in the area. If not in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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County Kildare, Ireland
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County Kildare, Ireland
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I won't tell you too much other than to say you really need to go here. Bring your kids and see one of Ireland's and natures wonders. Don't miss it if in the area. If not in the area, I would make it my business to go as you won't be sorry you made the effort

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The caves are beautiful, but as they say, if you've seen one cave you've seen them all. Tickets were 15 euros per adult for a pretty short tour and really only 1 or 2 main areas. On the plus side, the cafe is great!

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JHBrowne, Owner at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Hi, Did you miss the Great Stalactite, it is the biggest stalactite open to visitors anywhere in the world, so it is not like any other cave you will visit? Helen More 

Ennis, Ireland
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Came here because it was closer for us than the Ailwee Caves but probably should have made the effort to travel further. Disappointing.

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JHBrowne, Owner at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

I have just sent the following message to this reviewer and will let people what the problem was and what we will do to address it: "Hi Mark, Could you be more specific about what part of the cave trip was below average and disappointing? We try to provide a very high quality experience for all our visitors and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

In general the cave is not huge. It could be even characterise as a tiny but very pretty one. Every one who like Tolkien's novels will be glad to feel total darkness and great stalactites. The latter one is really fantastic. I have an experience of the Kungur cave (Russia) with kilometres of underground walks and other caves in EU... More 

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JHBrowne, Owner at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your visit to Doolin Cave, yes it is small, but it packs a big punch! Thanks, Helen More 

Dublin, Ireland
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Well worth the visit to Doolin caves to see Europe's largest Stalactite! Climb down lots of stairs into the depths of the cave system, and stand in awe of the mighty stalactite! (As a geology student I was in my element) Definitely worth all the stairs! The cafe is great too, lovely & comfy! Perfect thing to do on a... More 

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JHBrowne, Owner at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Hi, Glad you enjoyed your visit to the cave, but don't just leave it to a rainy day, we offer a sunny day discount. When temperatures reach 22 degrees our prices drop to €10. A great way to cool down! Thanks, Helen More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

You have to wear a hard hat while in this cave. And walk down 13 flights of stairs. Oh, and walk all the way back up those stairs. The cave is very wet and muddy in areas. It's just 2 stalactites. Absolutely amazing! Short tour. When you take a pic of the one - kinda looks like the scary chick... More 

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JHBrowne, Owner at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review, glad you enjoyed all the different aspects of a visit to the cave. Helen More 

Stockport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

There's not alot to this cave except the 7.3 metre long stalactite. However it was very impressive. We entered the cave in the dark then the light was turned on to reveal the stalactite- it made me gasp. Definitely worth a visit.

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JHBrowne, Director of Sales at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Hi Liz, Thank you for the review, we are delighted that you enjoyed seeing one of the worlds greatest wonders of nature, the Great Stalactite. We would love if you could return to the cave in the future to take a stroll around our farmland nature trail which is full of ndigenous and rare species of flora and fauna and... More 

Navan, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Loved my trip into the caves! The guide was very helpful and informative - Also LOVED her accent. Was a bit of a climb back up, cant fault it on that though as it is a cave. Would recommend a wander through the gift shop too.

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JHBrowne, Director of Sales at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Hi Kadie, Thank you for your lovely review, we are delighted that you enjoyed the caves. The trip up the stairs is certainly worth it to see one of natures greatest wonders, there are also landings with seating every 10 steps so the next time you visit dont be in a hurry up the stairs. I will pass your kind... More 

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Not an easy place to get to as there is no public transport, you would need to hire a bicycle or walk if you don't have a car, but it was worth the walk. Also beware if you are travelling solo that they will not do a tour for only one person. Luckily a tour bus turned up and I... More 

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JHBrowne, Director of Sales at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for the lovely review, we are glad that you enjoyed entering "the bowels of the earth" to see one of natures greatest wonders. The next time you visit try the bus from Doolin Hostel to the Ballinalacken bus stop (beside the cave) it leaves Doolin Hostel every two hours. Thank you for your kind comments about... More 

Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

very fun and interesting! 3rd largest stalactite in world is incredible!!! Make sure to bring a jacket as it is very chilly when you get to the caves below!!

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JHBrowne, Director of Sales at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for your review, we are glad that you enjoyed visiting the caves. There are quite alot of steps but they are worth it to see one of the greatest wonders of nature, the Great Stalactite. The temperature in the cave is a constant 11°celcius so if you are used to warmer temperatures then it is great... More 

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Additional Information about Doolin Cave

Address: Address: Roadford, Doolin, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 65 707 5761
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  The Burren  >  Doolin
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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