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Doolin Cave

Roadford, Doolin V95 R299, Ireland
+353 65 707 5761
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Amazing sight

This cave is well worth visiting. The visitor centre is nice with friendly staff. The... read more

Reviewed February 13, 2017
Greachan M
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County Clare, Ireland
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Unexpected Adventrue

The Doolin Cave was spectacular and guide was very personable and informative. We randomly heard of... read more

Reviewed January 18, 2017
jdgaughen
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Columbus, Ohio
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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...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Roadford, Doolin V95 R299, Ireland
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+353 65 707 5761
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Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

This cave is well worth visiting. The visitor centre is nice with friendly staff. The stalagmite itself it awesome and is the second largest in the world. The way it glows is unreal. How cool is that and it's here in Doolin in a cave....More

Thank Greachan M
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DoolinCave, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2017

Hi Greachan, thanks for the review. We are glad you enjoyed the experience and our tour. We hope you will consider coming back to visit us again in the future should you be in the area.

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Reviewed January 18, 2017

The Doolin Cave was spectacular and guide was very personable and informative. We randomly heard of this cave and went to visit. The stalactite was amazing and it was amazing to be able to see one of the largest in the world! There were lots...More

1  Thank jdgaughen
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DoolinCave, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2017

Hi there, thanks for your review of Doolin Cave. A lot of people stumble upon the attraction when they are in the area and are pleasantly surprised. We hope you will consider coming back to visit us again in the future.

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Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

Interesting tour given and a lovely attraction. A lot of steps 120 so anyone that is not comfortable with stairs should be aware. No problem once right footwear is worn. It's a lovely attraction

Thank Maureen F
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JHBrowne, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2017

Hi Maureen, thanks for your review. Because of the steps the tour is not for everyone, we are glad you enjoyed it. We hope you will consider coming back to visit in the future should you be in the area.

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Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

We visited yesterday, got a tour all to ourselves with eoin who was really friendly and full of knowledge! Defo something worth doing once but not for anyone who is claustrophobic!!!

Thank Emma L
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JHBrowne, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2017

Hi Emma, thanks for your review. We are glad you felt the experience was worthwhile. We hope you will consider returning in the future should you be in the area.

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Reviewed December 3, 2016

Was told by a local to go see the cave and the giant stalactite. It was really cool. The stairs in and out were a bit difficult but manageable. It was fun and out of the ordinary for tourist activities!

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JHBrowne, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2016

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.

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Reviewed November 23, 2016

My wife and I visited Doolin Cave recently. We dropped in to the centre to have a cup of coffee and when we saw the photographic display of the cave in the visitor centre we decided to take the guided tour. It was a fascinating...More

Thank Robert B
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JHBrowne, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2016

Hi Robert, thanks for your review of Doolin Cave. I think you'll find that the admission price on the day of your visit was 13.50 per adult. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the experience and hope you will consider coming back to visit...More

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Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

We were lucky enough to visit the caves just before the end of season. There are quite a lot of stairs involved and they are steep so a certain level of fitness is required. The cave area itself is low in some areas and while...More

1  Thank Petal1975
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JHBrowne, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2016

Hi there, thanks for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the experience, we purposefully left the tunnel that way to give visitors a more authentic experience. We always love to get feedback about the guides that do the cave tour and are delighted you...More

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Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

I was here in off-season and only had 4 other people with me. The guide says groups can be as large as 20, so another 'win' for anyone coming in off-peak times. Note: they are only open Sat/Sun Nov.-March so might want to know that,...More

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JHBrowne, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2016

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 again if you are in the area.

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Reviewed November 15, 2016

We were there on october 2016. We booked the same day, for the last guided tour of the day. We were really lucky and get a "private" tour, so there's nobody else waiting for the tour. the cave is really interesting, and really easy to...More

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JHBrowne, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2016

Hi Irma, thanks for your review of Doolin Cave. This time of year is a good time to visit as we don't have as many visitors. We are glad you enjoyed the experience and hope you will consider coming back to visit us again in...More

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Reviewed November 11, 2016

Went to this after a friend recommended it and it didn't disappoint. Our tour guide was great and you travel quite a bit into the caves. You get a helmet for protection and it is well lit. We had a nice walk around the area...More

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JHBrowne, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2016

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

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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
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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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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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