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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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Chandler, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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29 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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

Durham, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

When you get a chance to see the largest stalactite in Europe, don't pass it up. Jim was a wonderful guide.

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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

Fairfax, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A true cave experience -- deep in the bowels of the Burren. Family run cave tour. Very friendly and knowledgeable. Cave itself is interesting but not for the claustrophobic. You descend 200 feet (steps), ceilings are low and cave walls close -- just what you'd expect from a cave. Stalactite is amazing. Topside visitor area has nice cafe.

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JHBrowne, Owner at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

It is heart-warming to get such a great review, it makes our job so worthwhile. You definitely go deep underground but Mother Nature decided to make us work to go and see one of her wonders! More

Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Very interesting tour. Not well known in Ireland and yet one of the most spectacular things I have seen in this country. Would recommend to all tourists. Tour takes about an hour. Wear proper shoes aka not sandals :)

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JHBrowne, Owner at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review of the cave and also your tip on footwear, it definitely would not do your sandals or toes any favours! More

Mountain Top, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

WOW! This was awesome, and the story behind it is even better. You will truely enjoy it. Well worth the time to drive to this attraction. Goats and sheep on the roof! Lots of fun. Our guide was very knowledgable too. There are LOTS of steps. Easy to go down, a little longer to come back up. Take your time.

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JHBrowne, Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review of Doolin Cave, it is one of the hidden gems on the Wild Atlantic Way More

Townsville, Australia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
12 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We were advised to have a look at this local attraction by our host Margaret at our little B & B in the morning we left and what a spectacular little spot it was. It was only 20 euro for our family to have a look at a part of our world some 500000 years old (estimated by our guide)... More

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JHBrowne, Owner at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

What a lovely review, we are truly touched by your appreciation of the cave and our staff, it encourages us to keep trying to do our best give people a genuine experience of the wonder of nature More

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