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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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well worth a visit

could not find any thing wrong with this place from the moment we arrived to leaving well priced as well

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

could not find any thing wrong with this place from the moment we arrived to leaving well priced as well

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are coming to Doolin to see the cliffs, add the Doolin Cave to your list! The tour only takes about an hour and I have never seen anything like it. There are a lot of stairs involved and it is cold and a bit muddy down there but once you see the stalactite you will have a wow... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived at the Doolin Caves very excited to be going and exploring. The tour started with all of us going down 100 or so steps down into the cave entrance. Before choosing to take this tour be aware that their is a few stairs to climb and they can be wet, some people did slip up on the way... More 

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

Hi there, thanks for your review of Doolin Cave. We are looking at ways to reduce the chance of our visitors even having a small slip while taking the tour. Fortunately we have never had a incident in this regard. Thank you for your feedback, we hope you will consider coming back to visit us again in the future. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Quick and to the point was the tour, explaining the history but not boring you with unneeded exposition. Well placed lighting and walkways make the cave very accessible as long as you can climb stairs and walk hunched over. Very cool and worth the money.

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

Hi Nick, thank you for your review and kind feedback about the experience. We are glad you enjoyed the experience and hope you will consider coming back to visit us in the future. More 

Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Doolin Cave is well worth a visit. Our 6 year old Grandson absolutely loved this visit. The guide was really knowledgeable and was happy to answer questions

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

Hi Trish, thanks for your review of Doolin Cave. We recognise that the guides play an important role in the tour experience and do our upmost to ensure that they have a lot of knowledge in this regard. We are glad you enjoyed the experience and hope you will consider coming back to visit us in the future. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Make sure you are ok with climbing some stairs but it is a sight to see! Definitely worth the stop and the tour.

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

Hi there, thank you for your review of Doolin Cave. We are glad you enjoyed the experience and hope you will consider coming back to visit us in the future. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great experience doing the tour down the cave to the stalactite. The stairs was not for the faint-hearted but worth it! Also, our tour guide really knew a lot about the cave and its history.

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

Hi there, thanks for your review of Doolin Cave. We are glad you enjoyed the experience and hope you will consider coming back to visit us again in the future. More 

Canton of Lucerne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect visit for a rainy day. Café if you're starving. Interesting guided tour, but unfortunately difficult to understand everything if you aren't a native speaker.

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

Hi Chris, thanks for your review of Doolin Cave. We hire only local guides to work in the caves as we feel that this makes for a more authentic experience. I will remind them to speak a bit slower when giving the tour. Thank you for the feedback, hope you will come and visit us again in the future should... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I first visited the caves when it had not long opened 8 years ago. I was amazed to see how it had changed. Lovely visitor centre and nature trail for the kids after. The tour guide was excellent and walking through the tunnels with a hard hat on gave a sense of caving for the less brave like me. The... More 

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

Hi there, thanks for your review of Doolin Cave, and for deciding to come back and visit a second time. We have come a long way in those eight years and we hope to improve the experience for visitors in the years to come. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you will come back and see us... More 

Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Doolin Cave one rainy afternoon. It is a very interesting story of how they discovered the cave and it was time well spent in this area. They also have a lovely cafe and gift shop. HIGHLY recommended.

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Hi there, thanks for your review of Doolin Cave and your recommendation. We are glad you enjoyed the experience and hope you will consider returning to visit us in the future. More 

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