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Doolin Cave

Roadford, Doolin V95 R299, Ireland
+353 65 707 5761
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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Roadford, Doolin V95 R299, Ireland
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"largest stalactite"
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"hard hats"
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"our tour guide"
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"rainy day"
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"great tour"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very informative tour for adults and kids alike. Not to be missed when visiting Doolin. Nice loop walk afterwards with 2 friendly goats.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a fantastic time on this tour. The guide was very informative and really took his time to answer our questions. Very professional staff and a beautiful cave. The cafe had good food as well. The price was very reasonable, if you have the...More

Thank Charles B
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Helen B, Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Charles B Thank you for visiting Doolin Cave and for your great review. We are pleased you had a good experience and enjoyed your visit. Best wishes.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really interesting tour with great tour guide. The walk in is an adventure. The stalactite is amazing to see and experience.

Thank Ray K
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Helen B, Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for visiting Doolin Cave and for the great review! Our tour guides always appreciate a mention for their excellent work. The Great Stalactite is a true wonder of nature.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only discovered that Doolin Cave exists 2 days ago. Having been to Aillwee several times. Went with my wife and 2 daughters, aged 10 and 9. We all loved it from beginning to end. The staff at the visitor centre/entrance were lovely. Our guide was...More

Thank DJBallincollig
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JHBrowne, Owner at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the great review, so glad you found out about us while you were in the area and enjoyed your visit.We have tried to keep the cave as natural as possible while making it safe for people to visit. Tell your...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been to Ailwee Caves a number of times, the kids decided they wanted to go to Doolin caves which they had been to several years before but couldn't really remember. This cave system is way different to Ailwee caves. There is a big descent...More

Thank ruthm_ireland
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JHBrowne, Owner at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We love to hear that you enjoyed your visit and that the tour guides are very good and knowledgeable. It makes us proud to be able to give our visitors to our beautiful area such a good time.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited late afternoon with my husband, 10 & 14 year olds. It is in my opinion a little expensive. The tour guide was excellent, very informative, willing to answer any questions and very enthusiastic. The caves are spectacular and amazing. The tour was disrupted by...More

Thank GalwayAsh
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JHBrowne, Owner at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your thoughtful review. We alert parents to the fact that we would like them to take their children back for a refund if they are distressed or overwhelmed, sorry it did not happen in your case. The left-luggage suggestion is a good one...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’ve been to a few cave trips and this one was really good - guided tour and having to wear hard hats was great - kids loved it - superb place to go if it’s raining - added bonus of a nice cafe to grab...More

Thank Rachel S
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JHBrowne, Owner at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Rachel for your great review and glad you found Doollin Cave special

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great visit! Deep underground there is a surprise discovery, really interesting and fascinating visit. Highly recommended if you can climb a lot of steps.

Thank Sarah K
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JHBrowne, Owner at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Sarah for your great review, yes it is quite deep, Mother Nature makes us work to see some of her most special places!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely breathtaking geology. A must visit attraction if you’re also going to the cliffs. The visitior centre was well maintained and offered a nice selection of beverages and grub. The guided tour of the cave was informative and well delivered by the host.

Thank Jack M
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JHBrowne, Owner at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review Doolin Cave, it is indeed absolutely breathtaking geology!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

When I chose to visit this attraction, I hoped to learn about Ireland's geology and history. It was more like "Yes. It is there." I think it would have been better to add lighting so it is possible to see what else is in the...More

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JHBrowne, Owner at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sorry you were disappointed with your visit, but thank you for giving us your crotique, we value everybody's opinion and suggestions. It is difficult to strike a balance beteen imparting knowledge and keeping a wide range of people of all ages and nationalities interested. Hope...More

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Spencer S
April 13, 2018|
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Response from Kris17900 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Spencer The descent in and out of the cave is via a steel staircase which is encaged on all sides. So you’ll be going down approx 180 steps and going back up on the way out. If you need to, there’s ample room to step to... More
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Spencer S
April 13, 2018|
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Response from ChrystineConcord_NH | Reviewed this property |
It is a steep climb down and up. I recommend sturdy shoes. It might be chilly since you descend deeply, I recommend a jacket or sweater.
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Hunnie76
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Response from Rachjackson | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I don't know, you'll have to message caves. Sorry, I can't answer correctly. Only to tell you theres a lot of steps to go down into the cave.
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