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Doolin Cave

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Address: Roadford, Doolin, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 65 707 5761
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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this cave is so interesting - the cavern is very impressive and the stalactite amazing - the photos don't do it justice - has to be seen - lovely gift shop and cafe on site so... read more

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

this cave is so interesting - the cavern is very impressive and the stalactite amazing - the photos don't do it justice - has to be seen - lovely gift shop and cafe on site so suitable for all the family.

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our guide, Jim, was wonderful. The cave's massive stalactite is spectacular! Great staff and a lovely setting.

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Cork
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been to alliwee, mitchelstown and crag a number of years ago. I was originally not sure as I figured sure if you've seen a few already but was delighted to be wrong. Out guide was Jim and what a great guide he was. He really made it interesting. I'll have the phrase "world class" in my head for the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not the biggest or best cave I have ever been in but the stalactite is really huge. Our tour guide was very personable and the story of how the cave was discovered is interesting.

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JHBrowne, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks for your review of the Doolin Cave. I'm glad you enjoyed the experience and hope you will consider visiting us again in the future. More 

Aarhus, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We passed by and did not know exactly what it was, but we were not disappointed. Our tour guide Jim was simply phenomenal! The cave itself is extraordinary, but Jim's enthusiasm and knowledge made our spontaneous pitstop a great decision.

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JHBrowne, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks for your review of Doolin Cave. You experience is not a unique one as we often find people just stop in when they are passing. I'm glad to hear you weren't disappointed and will pass on your kind words to Jim. I hope you will consider coming to visit us again in the future. More 

Wexford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow what an experience. Really enjoyed this tour. We'll worth a visit. It's quite cold so bring a jacket with you and wear sensible shoes. Obviously it's damp and slippy in parts. Stalactite is amazing, I believe it is the third biggest on the world.

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JHBrowne, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Hi Anne-Marie, thank you for your review of Doolin Cave. I'm glad you enjoyed the experience and hope you will come back and visit us again in the future. More 

Galway, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to visit the Doolin Caves, I was amazed. The WOW factor is definite here. I would recommend this site for everyone to see. Our Guide was excellent, with so much local and world knowledge. You can visit the caves in any weather as it inside, with a lovely café and small shop. Staff were very helpful. Tours are every... More 

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JHBrowne, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Hi Claire, thanks for your review of Doolin Cave. I will pass your kind words onto Denise and Dermott who I'm sure will be delighted. I hope you will come back and visit us again in the future. More 

Doha, Qatar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pol an lonain or Doolin cave is located on the Wild Atlantic Way on R458, near Doolin. It's my favorite cave from Ireland till date (I have seen 3). The cave contains the one of longest known free-hanging stalactite in Europe and the third largest in the world. The tour started with the history of the cave, and must say... More 

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JHBrowne, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Hi Claudia, thanks for you review of Doolin Cave. You seemed to have summed the experience up nicely. I hope you will come back and visit us again in the future. More 

Berea, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came to Doolin cave after visiting the pier but not going on it due to adverse weather, and was very impressed with both the visitor center and attraction itself. The tickets are reasonably priced for a 45 minute tour and the cave is fascinating! Our tour guide (Jim) was engaging and charming and was good with kids as well!

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JHBrowne, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Hi Amy, thanks for the review of Doolin Cave, its always nice to get such positive feedback. Jim is indeed great with kids. We hope you will consider coming back to visit us again should you be in the area. More 

Larne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our tour guide Mason was great. Got a full insight into how the cave was discovered and seeing the worlds 3rd biggest stalactite was amazing. Yes there are a lot of steps to get down to the cave but it is made clear at the start of the tour there is no rush up or down. A must see if... More 

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Hi there, thanks for your review of the Doolin Cave experience. I will pass on your kind words to our guide Mason, and am glad you enjoyed the experience. I hope you will consider coming back to visit in the future. More 

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