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Doolin Cave

Address: Roadford, Doolin, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 65 707 5761
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Ranked #4 of 14 Attractions in Doolin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
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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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Hod HaSharon, HaMerkaz, Israel
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Found by two mad Englishmen in the 1940's this cave contains the world's second largest stalactite. Very Tolkien-like curves beneath the mountain and into the darkness will remind you of Moria. The staff is well educated and inspiring. It is one of the best caves I've seen on my visit in Ireland.

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We didn't expect to visit caves in Ireland. But when we drove by we stopped and decided to take the tour. We where nicely surprised by the tour and it was certainly worth while to make the little detour off the beaten path. The guide gave a good and understandable explanation, and we got to learn how the cave was... More

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JHBrowne, Owner at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

I'm so glad you were well rewarded by your decision to go and see Doolin Cave.There are loads of possibilities for expanding the tour which we hope to do in the future. Helen More

Saint Augustine, Florida
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34 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

My family (parents, 12 and 9 year old) were on our way from the Cliffs of Moher to Shannon when our driver suggested a detour to Doolin Cave. An Irish native, he remembered it from his last visit as a boy, and I am so glad we took the time to see it. It was a memorable, family-friendly tour that... More

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JHBrowne, Owner at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Thanks for your considered review and also thanks to your driver for suggesting it. Helen More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Nice place to visit, we all enjoyed it, definitely a worthwhile visit. Staff were friendly, if you have small children put on their wellies nice walk around after visit to cave

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JHBrowne, Owner at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Great you enjoyed the cave, kids love to get down and dirty so it's a good idea to have them wear their wellies, Helen More

Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

this was my first time in a cave. Been there with my mum when she came to visit. The price is quite high but for a tourist attraction its still alright. Tour guide was great, he made us laugh and also gave lots of interesting information and data. Unfortunately for my mum who doesn't speak English that well there wasn't... More

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JHBrowne, Owner at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

I hope you have the bug now and will visit other caves. Apologies for the not speaking your language and thanks for translating for your mother. The stalactite is very visual and doesn't need translation to appreciate its wonder Thanks, Helen More

doolin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Fascinating place but caves are underground so once is good enough for me. Snack area was more my style.

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JHBrowne, Owner at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Glad you took the chance to visit Doolin Cave, you managed to see one of the largest stalactites anywhere in the world, so you picked a worthwhile place for your only visit to a cave Helen More

Dublin, Ireland
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We didn't expect much from this as we had just arrived from Dublin and it was our first activity but we were wrong! We loved this cave. The kids were amazed by the story of the discovery and Mason our guide was really good at adding the intrigue and humour to the story. A wonderful surprise to see the stalactite... More

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JHBrowne, Owner at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Nice that you were so pleasantly surprised and Mason is a real gem as well Helen More

Maui
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The guide jim was fantastic. This discovery of about 70 years ago makes this new, but the 10 ton stalactite makes this a gem. The hillsides are older than the Himalyas and the Alps, so when taken into complete understanding, it's pretty amazing this geological find.

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JHBrowne, Owner at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Yes, it's an amazing geological find and I have passed on your kind remarks to Jim Helen More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Decided to stop off here as we were travelling near the location and said "hey,why not". And wow it was just amazing... Our cute tour guide was very knowledgable and very enthusiastic... Everyone was so friendly and their was a 76 year woman in our group... If she was able anyone Is.. Well worth the visit

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JHBrowne, Owner at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for your great review, it takes time to get the word out there to would-be visitors. Well done to the 76 year old woman, shows it is possible if people take their time on the stairs. Helen More

Tampa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This is a fun place for kids and families. Not only is the cave a cool place but they also have an extensive bird aviary that you would not expect to find in western Ireland.

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