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Doolin Cave

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Address: Roadford, Doolin, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 65 707 5761
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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 a 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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Lovely cave, deep under ground

We visited this cave as a family of 2 adults and 2 children (6 & 3) not knowing if the kids would like it. To my surprise they loved every moment. The tour is guided and the lady... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We visited this cave as a family of 2 adults and 2 children (6 & 3) not knowing if the kids would like it. To my surprise they loved every moment. The tour is guided and the lady we had was very informative and relaxed with our group (mixed ages and nationality's). She answered all questions and was extremely patient... More 

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longford ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

only fault is all the steps but you can rest and take a seat on way back up great tour guide, loved the animals outside. I am more impressed with this cave than the neighbouring one

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Dartmouth, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful tour and very reasonably priced. The guide was very knowledgable. It's a bit of a walk from Doolin and back if you don't have a car.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Great guide, explaining in a very clear English (no accent) and adding several anecdotes about the history of the discovery, some geology etc.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This was a fun thing to do on a rainy day. There really is one major finding which is the enormous stalactite. Interesting, but not a must do when in doolin

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JHBrowne, Owner at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

A one trick pony? Yes but what a trick! It's only the largest stalactite in the Northern Hemisphere Helen More 

Pequea, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The stalactite is really impressive; you'll be glad you saw it. You do need to be in decent shape to do the cave tour but can also just take it slower. Guides are super pleasant and very knowledgeable. The farmland nature trail is a nice/easy walk before or after the cave tour. You'll get lovely views of the countryside from... More 

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dublib
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Definitely worth a visit when visiting Clare. The guides are very knowledgeable and the tours run every half hour so no queues. Great fun to be had by all ages.

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Ballyhaunis, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Did the tour here recently with my 12 year old. we'd done the Alliwee caves a couple of years ago. The tourguide for this one made all the difference, considerate to one young girl whom was quite afraid and allowed her to hold a torch. Animated and funny with oceans for facts and figures. Came away remembering all the facts... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Found this trip so worth while. Really enjoyed it and found it so interesting. Was reasonably priced for the level Of information that was given by the tour guide. Tour guide was also really lovely

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This was definitely worth the trip. Even more so than the actual natural wonder, the guide, Jim, makes it an experience that shouldn't be missed. His enthusiasm and genuine love of the cave is catching.

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JHBrowne, Director of Sales at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Thank you for such a wonderful review. Jim will be delighted to hear your kind words, I will be sure to pass them on. Kind Regards, Michelle More 

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