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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 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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Cave's are always cool!

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Puyallup, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Delgany, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 experience. The climb down into the cave was really interesting but when we entered the... More 

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

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 us again in the future. More 

Mackay, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 you wear a hard hat the bumps (yes, even at 5foot nothing and squatting I... More 

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

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 enjoyed the experience. We hope you will consider coming back to visit us again in... More 

Denver
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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, and plan accordingly. I'm not one for a lot of these tourist trap stops, and... 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 glad you enjoyed the experience and hope you will consider coming back to visit again if you are in the area. More 

bcn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 get in and out. Nothing to be afraid of ;) our guide was so nice... More 

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

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 the future should you be in the area. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 afterwards as well.

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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 returning to visit us again in the future. More 

Wexford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Great to see the stalagtite in the chamber, a lot of steps but well worth it. Guide was fantastic, I think his name was Joe, he was very informative and very helpful.

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

Hi there, thanks for your review of Doolin Cave. I think you might have had Jim as your guide, I will pass on your comments to him and I'm sure he will be delighted. I hope you will consider coming back to visit us again in the future should you be in the area. More 

Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Driving along the Wild Atlantic Way (WAW) is one of the most scenic drives you will ever make. Take a small detour to the town of Doolin on your way to the Cliffs of Moher or to the Aran Islands ferry. The Doolin cave is a natural wonder that will be worth your time. Jim, our tour guide made it... 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 glad you and your family enjoyed your visit and the tour with Jim, I hope you will consider coming back to visit us again in the future if you are in the area. More 

Zephyrhills
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We honestly didn't know what to expect when we stopped into the cave but I heard it was the better one to experience in the area so we stopped and warmed up in the cafe (it was cold and rainy that day) before heading down on the tour. It's quite a walk down so I would recommend using the stools... 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 glad you enjoyed the experience and hope you will consider coming back to visit in the future if you return to the area. More 

westmeath
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We went to Doolin caves its a fabolous place the only problem is its 120 steps down and 120 back up if you suffer from clostic fobia i would not recomend it its 13.50 admission fee

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

Hi there, thanks for your review of Doolin Cave. We have policy that if you take the cave tour and are unable to get to the main chamber to see the Great Stalactite (this maybe because you suffer from claustrophobia) you are entitled to get a refund of the admission price. There is also a discounted rate available of 12... More 

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