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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, Nature & Parks
Owner description: A Stunning Underworld Experience, the Great Stalactite at Doolin Cave is one of Europe's most...
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Nature & Parks
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Cebu City, Philippines
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Going down the cave was easy. They already have stairs with handrails so you don't have to worry so much of your safety. If your looking for extreme adventures like crawling this is not the place to be. The guide was friendly and explains the history of the cave. The highlight of the place is the gigantic stalactite suspended like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Not as well known to tourists as other caves in the area but wow what a great hidden gem. Tour gide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Overall a very good experience and a must do even if it something you'd not normally do!

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We happened upon the caves in Doolan by accident and with a few hours to spare we decided to take a look. I thought the entrance fee was a bit pricey at €15 per adult, so if you have no interest in nature or caves then I wouldn't recommend that you go. However we all found it really interesting. The... More 

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Simi Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I visited the Doolin Cave in Doolin, Ireland. It was actually a random thing, I didn't really plan on it, nor had I heard of it. I was in Doolin because it is the music capital of Ireland, the kitchen party style of people just coming to together and playing music, singing, and dancing it truly is the kind of... More 

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Leesville, Louisiana
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Yes the cavern it's a little off the beaten path but it was worth the drive. The drive was absolutely beautiful, but when we arrived at the cavern and were greeted by friendly staff and the tour was priced fairly and it's a must see.

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JHBrowne, Owner at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and glad you enjoyed the cave Helen More 

Wexford, Ireland
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23 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

Really enjoyed this visit ina very rural location indeed. We were greeted by a beautiful visitor centre and the staff were very good and friendly. The entrance into the cave is very narrow and there are a few very small spaces to walk thru but the reward at the end is terrific. Be very careful walking down as it can... More 

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JHBrowne, Owner at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Yes, we tried to keep the cave as natural as possible when we developed it to give people a real sense of being underground and let nature speak for itself! More 

Hod HaSharon, HaMerkaz, Israel
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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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JHBrowne, Owner at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Maybe that's where Tolkien fell asleep and invented Gollum ! More 

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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72 reviews 72 reviews
40 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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 

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