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Doolin Cave

Roadford, Doolin V95 R299, Ireland
+353 65 707 5761
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Great visit

Like the Aillwee caves these are a must visit. Bare in mind its quite cold so wrap up. But it is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
bobwallerh
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Dundalk, Ireland
Fascinating

Visited Doolin Cave. 120 steps in and out of the cave but so worth a visit. The find of stalactites... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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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Roadford, Doolin V95 R299, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like the Aillwee caves these are a must visit. Bare in mind its quite cold so wrap up. But it is worth it. Not expensive

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Helen B, Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you for visiting Doolin Cave, your great review and good advice. Regards,

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Doolin Cave. 120 steps in and out of the cave but so worth a visit. The find of stalactites and stalagmites is amazing and to think these are right on our doorstep is a luxury. The team who deliver the tour are so passionate...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Amazing caves with well informed and entertaining tour guide. Well worth the visit. Charming cafe with great coffee on site. Worth taking the loop walk after the cave tour. Remember tours on the hour every hour so need to time visit.More

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Helen B, Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Thank you for visiting Doolin Cave and for taking time out to give us a great review! We are delighted you enjoyed your Cave tour, the farmland nature trail and good coffee in our Cafe. Good advice on tour times, every hour on the hour...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Loved this tour. It does require a lot of stairs, so be warned. But caves are fascinating in the way they come about. Really enjoyed our guide and the funny hats we wore. Plus the difference in a growing stalactite versus a dead one was...More

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Helen B, Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Thank you for visiting Doolin Cave and for taking time to write this great review. We were pleased to read you loved your guided tour of our cave and our 1KM Farmland Nature Trail. Luckily one is only in the dark for a few seconds,...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

The tour of Doolin cave was great. Very informative guide who showed us everything in the cave so we were not left wondering what things in the cave were. The highlight of the tour was obviously the stalactite which we were amazed at. Really wish...More

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Helen B, Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

What a great start to the New Year for Doolin Cave by getting this brilliant review! Thank you for visiting and for writing this review, we really do appreciate it. We are delighted you found our hidden gem and got to experience viewing the Great...More

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Reviewed 24 December 2017

Who would have thought this geological wonder of the world would be found in the rural coast of Ireland. Pictures do not to it justice. Its something you have to see to believe. If you are visiting the Cliffs of Moher take time out of...More

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Helen B, Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Thank you for visiting Doolin Cave. We appreciate the great review and your 5* rating! Doolin Cave is very proud to showcase the Great Stalactite, a true wonder of nature!! It is only a 15 minute drive from the Cliffs of Moher.

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Reviewed 11 December 2017

I wouldn't want to be the person who discovered it but I am glad he/they did. Our guide knew everything. She was very energetic, prepared us well for the decent and educated us along the way -- we tipped her at the end, we didn't...More

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Helen B, Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Thank you for stopping at Doolin Cave. You describe it well, unique and fascinating. We can thank the two young English students who discovered the great Stalactite back in 1952 and the Browne family who made it accessible to the public in 2006. We are...More

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

This stalactite is truly amazing. The walk to see it is quite long,but the guide is very informative and will answer all questions. I learned a lot about underground geology and the formation of this stalactite. If you are not comfortable with water and being...More

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Helen B, Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Thank you for visiting Doolin Cave and for your great review. It is impressive and informative on how this great Stalactite was formed over thousands of years ago. I agree, the whole world should view this Stalactite. Our tour guide will be pleased with your...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2017

This is not well advertised, but we were in the area driving by and decided to stop. I'm SO glad that we did. The tour guide was witty and informative. You have to walk down and up the mine shaft, which is a spiral stair...More

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Helen B, Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

We are so glad you found our Hidden Gem, the great Stalactite at Doolin Cave. Thank you for writing this review and letting people know about the good experience you had at Doolin Cave. Our tour guide will be pleased with your comments. I hope...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2017

I was in Doolin, and I had just returned from the Aran Islands. While I was driving back, I found that there were signs for Doolin caves, so I paid them a visit. The staff at the centre were friendly, and so was the guide....More

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Helen B, Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Thank you for visiting Doolin Cave and for the brilliant review. It is good to know that our signs are working because everyone should see the amazing, largest free-hanging Stalactite in Europe and the third largest in the World, right here in our village of...More

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Hunnie76
13 July 2016|
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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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caleb g
25 February 2016|
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Response from JHBrowne | Property representative |
Hi Caleb, the adult discounted rate is now €13.50, children pay €7 and under 5s are free, just remember there are 120 steps down to the cave and the same back up
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caleb g
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Hi Caleb, Thank you for your inquiry. An adult ticket is €13.50 and a child is €7.00. Children under 3 go free however it may be difficult to bring very young children into the caver as there are 125 steps in and back out of... More
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