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Doolin Cave

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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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first wonder of the world in Ireland

I came to this locally run place last year and was amazed. This may be a small attraction but we'll worth the effort to find. I heard there is now an irish American guide... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I came to this locally run place last year and was amazed. This may be a small attraction but we'll worth the effort to find. I heard there is now an irish American guide who is supposed to be very good. However, I went there yesterday to visit a second time and take a few good photo shots and it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We could not see the Cliffs when in Doolin and we drove past the sign for the Cave. It was raining so we figured why not even though it was not in our plans. We are glad we stopped. We enjoyed every step of the tour. There were times and places where it was a little slippery. Very informative and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Great tour guide and really neat history behind the cave. I would have had no idea there was such an extensive cave system in Ireland!

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JHBrowne, Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your trip to Doolin Cave. The Burren area where we are situated is a honeycomb of natural caves, almost 50 miles of caves have been discovered to date! Helen More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

My daughter and I visited Doolin caves during our trip to Ireland. It is still one of the most memorable stops from our trip! We enjoyed an incredible assortment of treats for tea, our guide was hilarious and the tour was informative. We felt like we belonged there...we were treated as part of their family. I'm sure if we stayed... More 

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JHBrowne, Owner at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

It's great you had such an enjoyable trip to Doolin cave. All my family are involved in the running of the cave and we try to give everybody a nice experience. We are a small operation, not too commercialized, so we have time for all our visitors Thank you so much and next time you come you can feed our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We have visited all the caves in Ireland open to the public and Doolin cave was a lovely tour, each cave has something different to offer and I don't want to spoil the surprise but I will say Doolin cave did not disappoint. The tour guide had great information and had us hanging on his every word. It was a... More 

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JHBrowne, Owner at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

It's great to hear that you and your family had such a good time at Doolin cave and Nature Trail. We have planted more trees and shrubs this winter and have got two lovely donkeys to add to the experience. Thanks Helen More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

It's an adventure but there's not a whole lot of formations to see once you get into the cave. The few that you do see are very, very old and the guide is very informative!!

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JHBrowne, Owner at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

There may not be as many formations as in other caves, but the Great Stalactite is unique in Europe and is usually enough to knock peoples' socks off. Did you not see the other stalactites, stalagmites, columns, helictites, flow stone, bell jars,fossils, etc? Helen More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Make the trip to this beautiful place. I don't want to spoil the surprises that are in the cave but there is more than just the giant stalactite that itself is worth the trip. The tour guide is very informative and fun :) If you are the last tour of the day you might get a chance at a few... More 

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JHBrowne, Owner at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

It's great you enjoyed Doolin Cave and you appreciated all the other aspects of the cave as well as the Great Stalactite and you got some great pictures. Thanks, Helen More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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JHBrowne, Owner at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

It is a massive gem alright and it grew down there in the dark for maybe 500,000 years! Glad you enjoyed your trip Helen More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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JHBrowne, Owner at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

We are not as well known as other caves as we are still only nine years in operation. But we are taking a very low-key approach so will never have hordes of people visiting Helen More 

Dublin, Ireland
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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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JHBrowne, Owner at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Great that you found the cave interesting. The entrance fee reflects the fact that we take a very limited number of visitors to see the Great Stalactite in order to protect the fragile environment of the cave. We have just been awarded gold standard from Eco-tourism Ireland again for our environmentally-friendly approach to the running of the cave. Helen More 

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