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Doolin Cave

Roadford, Doolin V95 R299, Ireland
+353 65 707 5761
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An unexpected trip

We took a wrong turn and found ourselves on the Wild Atlantic Way. Then we found the cave. From the... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2018
Dereck D
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Fantastic Awe Inspiring

Had a fantastic tour with Eoin. Such an incredible sight to see this 3rd largest in the world... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2018
Susan O
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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!
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Roadford, Doolin V95 R299, Ireland
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

We took a wrong turn and found ourselves on the Wild Atlantic Way. Then we found the cave. From the outside it does not look like much. We did not even know about the Stalactite. Haha, wait until you see it. Just know the environment...More

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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Had a fantastic tour with Eoin. Such an incredible sight to see this 3rd largest in the world Stallactite. Eoin was so knowledgeable friendly and lucky for us we were the only two. The whole place is set out to fit in with the environment...More

1  Thank Susan O
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Helen B, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Hi Susan, Thank you for visiting Doolin Cave, your fantastic review and your recommendation. We are proud to be part of the Geopark and Burren Eco-tourism network. I will pass along your kind words to our tour guide. Best wishes,

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

I was running from Ballyvaughan to Doolin and it was freezing cold and there was no where to stop ! My friend called to Doolin Cave and they sent a lovely hot coffee my way and some chocolate ! I didn't have time to visit...More

1  Thank maryhickey2018
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Helen B, Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Mary, We welcome you to visit Doolin Cave to view the great Stalactite - a true wonder of nature!! Best wishes,

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Reviewed 24 January 2018

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 1 February 2018

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

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Reviewed 24 January 2018 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

Thank Helen D
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Helen B, Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Helen, Thank you for visiting Doolin Cave and for your great review. We are very proud to showcase this true wonder of nature in our village of Doolin. Best wishes,

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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 5 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 25 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

Thank Blake D
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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 12 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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Spencer S
14 April 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
14 April 2018|
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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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