Doolin Cave
Doolin Cave
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EXPLORE THE POWER OF ONE ONE drop of water that kept falling over hundreds of thousands of years to form ONE mighty, breath-taking wonder: the largest, most awe-inspiring stalactite in Europe. ONE dramatic underground experience like no other in Ireland – offering up a limestone wonderland 70 feet below ground. And ONE multi-faceted destination that combines the thrill of a descent into the depths of the earth with a wealth of above-ground attractions. – from the wild beauty of an indigenous walking trail, to fascinating glacial clay pottery to take home and treasure. This is Doolin Cave, a deep dive into a world in ONE. Once experienced – never forgotten.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Jan B
    Peachland, Canada307 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing cave
    It's a 45 minute tour and the guide was very informative. Gave us time for photos, pointed out details. You have to be able to do the stairs, 9 steps in a section and 14 sections (120 steps). No worries if you need to rest, they encourage you to do so when required.
    Thank you for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed the experience at Doolin Cave. Warm regards, Helen & the team.
    Written 16 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 September 2023
  • Jennifer S
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing and inspiring
    Fascinating- must be able to handle narrow darker areas plus walking up and down 125 metal steps with good hand rails. Guide very knowledgeable and patient with the young children in the tour group. Maximum number in each group is 18 so peak season definitely make a reservation online.
    Thank you for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed the experience at Doolin Cave. Warm regards, Helen & the team.
    Written 30 January 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 21 October 2023
  • BigTool
    461 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A good place to get out of the rain, sort of.
    We had a shortened rainy day at the Cliffs of Moher so we visited Doolin Cave. We took a short (<1 hr.) tour. My review title is a bit of facetiousness-- there's a lot of moisture dripping from the cave walls. The cave is remarkable in one respect, one huge stalactite in a large chamber. Our guide was well versed in cave's geology and history and the small on site snack stand had some rather tasty baked treats.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 April 2024
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Wander746791
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
Excellent tour- should not be missed-it’s a great story and a truly magnificent sight. Our tour guide was super engaging- she was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic.
Written 19 June 2024
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Colette R
Liverpool, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Booked tour night before, on arrival couldn't download qr code but was given tkts anyway only to hand them in about 30 secs later to tour guide- but that was only issue and a bug bear of mine these days when booking anything online! Cian was great guide, informative but with humour and covered all health and safety issues especially the 125 steps down then back up however there are stools on the little landings if required. Fascinating story of how the stalactite was discovered. Great effect when Cian turned all lights off for few seconds then shone torch onto the stalactite to show how the 2 guys would have first seen it! Nice little gift shop and cafe at the end!
Written 12 June 2024
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IanA63
Frenchs Forest, Australia264 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was a surprisingly fascinating tour. Kim, our guide, was so well,informed and passionate about the history of the cave, the formation of stalactites and the geology of the area.

It’s been a long time since I’ve been down a cave and my wife and I enjoyed the 40 minute experience.

The initial steps are steep, the walk to the stalactite is done wearing helmets (it came in very handy) and the space is at times tight. It’s great exercise and such an interesting experience.

We’d wholly recommend it.
Written 3 June 2024
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BigTool
Chicago vicinity461 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
We had a shortened rainy day at the Cliffs of Moher so we visited Doolin Cave. We took a short (<1 hr.) tour. My review title is a bit of facetiousness-- there's a lot of moisture dripping from the cave walls. The cave is remarkable in one respect, one huge stalactite in a large chamber. Our guide was well versed in cave's geology and history and the small on site snack stand had some rather tasty baked treats.
Written 27 April 2024
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Charles V
Liston, Australia53 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
You have to go on a guided tour to enter the cave. It’s a short walk in to a very cool reveal of an amazing sight - Europes largest stalactite
Written 21 April 2024
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Thank you for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed the experience at Doolin Cave. Warm regards, Helen & the team.
Written 25 April 2024
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Måns V
9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice family operated attraction. Interesting story told by a real nice guide. Easy walk but a lot of stairs in and out. Worth the effort.
Written 19 April 2024
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Thank you for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed the experience at Doolin Cave. Warm regards, Helen & the team.
Written 25 April 2024
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Trpimir K
Croatia36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Amazing to see great stalactite.
Don't expect much more but this and great story how it was found. For me it was more than enough. Anyway, worth visiting.
You must first get down the stairs, short 30min tour and after you must climb up 🙂like 6 story building.
Written 3 April 2024
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Thank you for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed the experience at Doolin Cave. Warm regards, Helen & the team.
Written 25 April 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Missieaa
County Clare, Ireland15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
A wonderful experience with children. The guide Shauna spoke so clearly and provided us with really interesting information about how the cave was found etc. Everyone was very friendly. It's authentic and there is a real wow factor when you get to see the largest stalactite in Europe. The nature trail was brilliant for the kids and they loved the animals and fairy trail. There is a gorgeous view of the valley and a lovely coffee shop which we have visited previously. Beautiful selection of food and coffees and area to sit. There's a real sense of enhancing the biodiversity and lots of signage on the trail explaining the heritage of the place and area. Highly recommend to visit. Great thing to do to keep the children occupied for a few hours while bring very interesting for adults too! Thank you.
Written 27 March 2024
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Thank you for your review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience at Doolin Cave. Thank you for recommending us. Warm regards, Helen & the team.
Written 25 April 2024
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Gemma C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We arrived at the Cafe at 4.25 orderd teas and hot chocolates. Louis was working in the cafe and was on his own , he was very busy. We got called for tour at 3.55 my daughter couldn't finish her hot chocolate. When we finished the tour. Louis was waiting for her with a fresh new hot chocolate. The reception said that he had finished his shift but wanted to give her the hot chocolate. Such a nice gesture
Written 21 January 2024
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Thank you for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed the experience at Doolin Cave. Warm regards, Helen & the team.
Written 30 January 2024
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Suzie P
26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Wow, we all enjoyed this tour of Doolin Cave. Sons, aged 7&12, were both kept engaged thr whole tour by our knowledge guide, Kim. Great to visit in any weather.
Written 9 January 2024
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Thank you for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed the experience at Doolin Cave. Warm regards, Helen & the team.
Written 30 January 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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