Doolin Cave

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Doolin Cave
4.5
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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EXPLORE THE POWER OF ONE ONE drop of water that kept falling over hundreds of thousands of years to form ONE mighty, breath-taking wonder: the largest, most awe-inspiring stalactite in Europe. ONE dramatic underground experience like no other in Ireland – offering up a limestone wonderland 70 feet below ground. And ONE multi-faceted destination that combines the thrill of a descent into the depths of the earth with a wealth of above-ground attractions. – from the wild beauty of an indigenous walking trail, to fascinating glacial clay pottery to take home and treasure. This is Doolin Cave, a deep dive into a world in ONE. Once experienced – never forgotten.
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Norma O
Limerick, Ireland77 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Our first experience of an underground cave was this week when we visited Doolin Cave in Co.Clare. We were so glad we did it and had the privilege of a cave experience. Jenny greeted us on arrival & could not have been more pleasant & helpful. We were a little early so enjoyed a lovely coffee & a cake in the cafe on site. We also had time to explore the beautiful garden & the animals. Simon was our guide & from the minute he introduced himself we were at ease. Everything was explained & safety & covid protocol were well adhered to. The tour was so informative & though we wouldn't be the fastest on our feet Simon was more than patient & so attentive. He is so knowledgeable & you find yourself hanging onto his words & imformation.Highly
recommend this experience, definitely something different & nice to do.
Written September 10, 2021
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Thank you for your 5* review and your feedback. We're delighted you enjoyed the experience and found the staff helpful and informative. Much appreciated.
Written October 5, 2021
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Paul O
County Monaghan, Ireland2,192 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
Visited here on a Saturday afternoon in July. We booked tickets on line in advance. The tour lasts about 45 mins and is very informative. There are 125 steps each way and it can be a bit dark and damp in places. The highlight is obviously the 7.2 meter Stalactite which is an incredible site.

There is also a short garden walk outside the caves.
Written July 17, 2020
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Thank you for visiting Doolin Cave and for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your cave tour and our 1km farmland nature trail.
Written July 30, 2020
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Robynlou8
County Kildare, Ireland36 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
We had a fantastic tour, led by Richie! His enthusiasm for the cave and little bits of info were what really made it. The best part, (aside from the inhabitants, I'll let Richie introduce you to them) was when you walk into the main cavern with minimal light like the first people who discovered it, and then the lights come on for the big reveal! Absolutely amazing and dramatic entrance to a fascinating piece of geological mastery. I'm slightly claustrophobic, but loved it so much would definitely do it again if in the area.
Written November 27, 2021
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Thank you for your 5* review and your feedback. We're delighted you enjoyed the experience and are very grateful for the lovely feedback - we'll be sure to pass on your kind words to Richie. Much appreciated.
Written January 7, 2022
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Sonia K
Dublin, Ireland25 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
We booked a tour of Doolin Cave at 5pm on Saturday 2nd of Oct. We arrived on time and waited for our tour guide. There were other people booked in too but were a few minutes late as your supposed to arrive on time. We overhead the cashier moaning to the tour guide about these people. She said you don't have to give all of the information on tour to just get on with it. Then the elderly woman came in and apologised for being late and cashier said you do know there's 125 steps to go down etc she confirmed she knew this. She went out to hurry along her family. The cashier says to the guide well it won't be a fast tour so in other words saying because someone is elderly they will be slow. Appalling behaviour/attitude. I nearly left. Thankfully Aidan was a fantastic guide and we had a lovely tour. Also the older woman flew round. I would give more stars only for the cashier's behaviour was disgusting.
Written October 5, 2021
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annb
Carlow, Ireland11 contributions
Aug 2021
Paid a visit to the Cave as it was a new one since I last visited the area some years ago. Not as expansive as others I have visited but it is relatively newly opened. You do need to dress for the cold and correct footwear is essential. The climb back up is not easy for an asthmatic but the guide ensured we took our time and stayed safe.
Written August 30, 2021
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Thank you for your review and your feedback. We're delighted you enjoyed the experience. Much appreciated.
Written September 1, 2021
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Tarasterlingb
43 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
Definitely go! So interesting and a great tour, very impressive. Only thing is that amount of stairs to go down/up is slightly restricting for some people but all staff were informative and adhered to the highest safety. Tour guide was a young man and very good.
Written July 16, 2021
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Thank you for the 5* review and your feedback. We're so happy that you enjoyed the experience. Much appreciated.
Written July 21, 2021
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Marie M
69 contributions
Sep 2020 • Friends
Doolin caves are a real treat. Perfect for a rainy day. The guide was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the caves, it made the experience really interesting and fun. The stalactite is a must see. Unbelievable to see it up close. The history of it is extraordinary and to be able to travel safely into caves that are over 250,000 years old is amazing. Well done doolin caves for bringing this to the public.
Written September 28, 2020
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Thank you for visiting, we appreciate you taking time out to write such a great review. We are delighted you enjoyed the experience at Doolin Cave, and we're so happy to share our knowledge of this amazing gem in the heart of the Burren so that future generations can learn to preserve and protect it.
Written May 24, 2021
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PaulaGalvin
Kildare, Ireland668 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Whilst not as big nor as spectacular as Ailwee caves, Doolin cave is worth a visit. Walk from Doolin visit in the morning, visit the cave and then go back to one of the great pubs in Doolin for a pint and spot of lunch.
Interesting stalagmites and stalactites to view.
Written August 20, 2021
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Thank you for your review and your feedback. Both Doolin Cave and Aillwee Cave are unique in their own ways, and we would encourage anyone visiting North Clare to experience both of these geological wonders. We're delighted you enjoyed the experience. Much appreciated.
Written September 1, 2021
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HakunaMatataMCS
Wexford, Ireland29 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
Today we visited the Cliffs of Moher and on the way I saw a sign for Doolin Cave so I thought we may as well have a look.

OMG. Talk about a hidden treasure... It was spectacular. Why is this place not highlighted as one of our spectacular places to visit... Largest stalactite in Europe, 3rd biggest in the world.

I would also like to compliment the staff, I phoned to enquire and the lady on the phone was really helpful and accommodating. The guide was fabulous, very knowledgeable and entertaining and the best bit was that we were not rushed. I have been on tours like this before where I hardly had time to draw a breath. There was time to take photos, ask questions and it was very relaxed, as holiday activities should be.

Thank you all for a wonderful experience. I'm certainly going to encourage lots of people to visit.
Written June 28, 2021
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Thank you for the 5* review and your feedback. We're so happy that you enjoyed the experience and thanks a lot for recommending us to your friends. Much appreciated.
Written July 7, 2021
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sarah d
7 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
Doolin cave was a great find we just came across it and had a wonderful tour. The tour guide was really interesting, it has a huge stalactite, one of the largest in europe. A lot of steps up and down.
Written August 4, 2020
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Thank you for finding us, we call the great Stalactite at Doolin Cave our hidden gem. We are delighted you enjoyed the experience :)
Written August 7, 2020
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