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Doolin Cave

Roadford, Doolin, Ireland
+353 65 707 5761
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Ranked #5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

We came very early at the openning hour and had the chance to get the 45 minutes tour just for the two of us only. the guide was great and had a very nice experience.

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Paide, Estonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We planned to see the Doolin Cave and the third biggest stalactite but nearly missed out. We thought to go there on our third day but the cave was closed by the time we finished our magnificent day in Burren and driving the coastal way. But we managed to take some time on our fifth day and we started our... More

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JHBrowne, Owner at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Great that you managed to fit us in and that you found so much to fill 5 days in the area. Thanks, Helen More

Voorhees, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The Doolin Cave was so interesting and the tour guide was awesome & friendly. My two children (ages 10 & 12) loved this adventure and was one of the highlights of our stay in Doolin.

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JHBrowne, Owner at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

It was lovely that yoour children enjoyed their visit as well as yourself. That's the great thin about the Great Stalactiter, its wonder appeals to all ages! Helen More

Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

121 steps take you down to where it is cool yet not cold. Well worth the trek down the stairs to the cave, Just remember you have to come back up. I like caves so really enjoyed it.

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JHBrowne, Owner at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, it's a real cool cave! More

Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We arrived late at the cave as we'd been watching the All Ireland Hurling Championship. The staff allowed us to tour the cave and we had a VIP tour as there was only the two of us with our guide. Our guide was very knowledgeable and we enjoyed her commentary. The stalactite was amazing. Tour is not for the faint... More

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JHBrowne, Owner at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Wasn't it a great hurling game though, I thought my heart would stop More

Shannon, Clare, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I enjoyed our trip through the cave. History of the cave is interesting. Our guide was nice and helpful, answered all questions we had and made us guess age and weight of magnificent stalactite inside the cave. Only thing that tour was really quick, could wish for more, but it is worth the money You pay for it. It is... More

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JHBrowne, Owner at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Yes, you get to see a wonder of the world and get the exercise as well! More

Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Worth making the effort to go and see this. Just a short drive from Doolin. Nice surroundings. Brilliant.

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JHBrowne, Owner at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Yes we are conveniently located near Doolin village and don't forget if you walk or cycle to the cave you get 20% of the cost of the tour More

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This cave has a great story behind it, but is a quick visit. Beautiful Stalagtite. Small town location that could benefit from some landscaping outside to increase the attraction time. We went through the tour and were done faster than we assumed. "now what to do" feeling.

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JHBrowne, Owner at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

You must have missed our Nature Trail as we have spent the last few years planting trees, hedgerows, wild-flower meadows, etc. We also have put up information panels about the Burren, the local landscape, the cattle, sheep, pygmy goats and chickens. There's a whole 7 acres of beautiful countryside to explore, make sure you come back again to have a... More

Evening Shade, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The staff inside and out were very pleasant. Our guide was knowledgable and took the time to chat and answer question. Thank goodness for the hard hats

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JHBrowne, Owner at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

The hard hats are a must alright. Glad you enjoyed your trip More

Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Lots of steps but good exercise! Very interesting and well worth a visit! Nice café! Good commentary!

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Glad you enjoyed the overall experience and thanks for taking the time to let people know. More

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