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Doolin Cave

Roadford, Doolin, Ireland
+353 65 707 5761
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More authentic feeling than the "show" caves

Doolin Cave was well worth the trip. It is more rugged and strenuous than Ailwee Cave, but still... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2016
pgnpixi
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Newmarket, United Kingdom
Fascinating history

I was expecting to walk into a cave and see a big stalactite, but instead we had to go deep into... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2016
tiger213
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Roadford, Doolin, Ireland
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Reviewed 10 July 2016

Doolin Cave was well worth the trip. It is more rugged and strenuous than Ailwee Cave, but still plenty safe and enjoyable. Wear clothes than can get muddy and wet, because you may well be both, especially if it's rained recently! You'll also want to...More

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JHBrowne, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2016

Hi there, thank you for your review of the Doolin Cave. We try and ensure that our visitors get to experience, as close as possible, what the two brave explorers who discovered cave did in 1952. I hope you will consider coming back to visit...More

Reviewed 9 July 2016

I was expecting to walk into a cave and see a big stalactite, but instead we had to go deep into the ground, and walk through a low tunnel. It made it much more interesting, as we also got the history of the cave and...More

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JHBrowne, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2016

Hi there, thank you for your review of Doolin Cave. Its great to hear you enjoyed the experience, thank you for your kind feedback. We hope you will come back and visit us in the future if you are in the area.

Reviewed 8 July 2016

Going down into this cave really gave me the experience of what it must be like for cavers & miners. Dermitt was a great guide. All the staff is so friendly. A great activity regardless of the weather outdoors

Thank Sarachele J
JHBrowne, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2016

Hi there, thanks for the review of Doolin Cave, we try and keep the experience as authentic as possible for our visitors. I hope you will consider coming back to visit us should you be in the area in the future.

Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Wasn't sure initially if this would be worth doing, but I'm glad we did and although not cheap, it was probably worth the price at the end of the day. Our tour guide, Jim, was informative and amusing. The trip underground is actually pretty easy...More

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JHBrowne, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2016

Hi there, thank you for your review of Doolin Cave. I think you have summed the experience up nicely. We hope you will consider coming to visit us again in the future.

Reviewed 7 July 2016

Jim, our tour guide was very nice and enthusiastic. The cave was beautiful and cold. The way down is long and please watch your heads,

Thank Idan H
JHBrowne, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2016

Hi Idan, thank you for the review, I will pass on your kind words to Jim who I'm sure will be delighted. I hope you will consider coming back to visit us in the future.

Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Having been to Ailwee caves, we decided to try something different and this was so close to our accommodation it seemed like best bet. It was incredible! If you are impressed or enjoy natural/geological features - this is for you. If not, it is still...More

Thank SorchaHol
JHBrowne, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2016

Hi there, thank you for your review of Doolin Cave, its always great to get such nice feedback. I hope you will consider coming to visit us again in the future.

Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Jim our tour guide took us some 200 feet below ground to see the biggest stalactite in Europe which was discovered around 1952 by two British explorers who went into the cave and crawled through on their stomachs to discover this amazing site. Well worth...More

Thank Richard A
JHBrowne, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2016

Hi Richard, thanks for your review of Doolin Cave. We are glad that you enjoyed the experience and hope you will consider coming back and visiting us again in the future.

Reviewed 3 July 2016

We have made this a must see for our students when we come to Doolin. We always enjoy going into the caves and coming to the magnificent stalactite. Jenny Brown was most helpful in making our visit possible. Our students are never disappointed.

Thank Muriel M
JHBrowne, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2016

Hi Muriel, thank you for the review and we are glad that your students enjoyed the experience. Thank you for your continued custom.

Reviewed 2 July 2016

This was a worthwhile visit. The tour was full of interesting history. The 125 stairs down were safe and manageable.

Thank JenniferMunson
JHBrowne, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2016

Hi Jennifer, thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the experience and hope you will come back and visit us again in the future.

Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Went with our teenagers today. Had Jimmy as our guide. He was very enthusiastic and engaged the group well. We have been to many caves in the States. Although this is a rather short tour in comparison, the stalactite is impressive and we thought was...More

Thank Cathy01234
JHBrowne, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2016

Hi Cathy, thanks for your review of the Doolin Cave. Jim is one of our oldest and most trusted guides and I will pass on your kind remarks to him. We hope that should you return to Ireland you will consider returning to Doolin.

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Hunnie76
Can i bring my dog visiting in sept on holiday from wales
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
what would it cost for 1 adult, 1 child and 1 baby
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
how much would it cost for 1 adult,1 child and 1 baby
25 February 2016|
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Response from Jennie B |
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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