Doolin Cave

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Doolin Cave
4.5
Caverns & Caves
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10:00 - 18:00
Monday
10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday
10:00 - 18:00
Friday
10:00 - 18:00
Saturday
10:00 - 18:00
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
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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.
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eaglelake20
Crown Point, NY72 contributions
Jun 2022
This was an unexpected highlight of our stay in Doolin. We went to the cave more out of curiosity than anything else but ended up feeling like it was one of the highlights of our stay in County Clare. The introductory panels in the visitor's center provided us with good background information that set us up well for the tour. Our tour guide was excellent from start to finish. We donned hard hats and proceeded to walk down over 100 steps into the earth, then along a well-lit passageway to the chamber where the stalactite hung. I've seen plenty of stalactites over time, but this one really was special. The tour lasted maybe an hour, all of it interesting. We then climbed back up the stairs to the visitor's center. Note: I can get claustrophobic and while the passageway leading from the bottom of the stairs to the chamber was narrow and maybe 5 1/2 ft. tall in spots, I didn't have any problems. Probably because it was well-lit and our guide kept us preoccupied the entire time!
Written 25 June 2022
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Rosemary K
7 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
Really wonderful experience and well worth the 125 steps down and up. Went with 3 young kids and it was safe and well laid out for them. Reveal of the stalactite is magical and kids loved all the info from the tour guide. Note, tour would not be suitable for anyone with mobility issues as is damp underfoot and has a lot of stairs. But there's a lovely cafe with tasty food and yummy coffee. We got some lovely pieces of pottery as well made from the glacial clay in the cave. Highly recommend
Written 14 June 2022
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SB900 Local of Pembrokeshire.
Pembrokeshire108 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Brilliant. Staff 100%
Knowledge 100%
Interesting…absolutely
Ease of booking 100%
Thoroughly enjoyed this visit. Such a fantastic highlight..thanks all. All the best for the future.
My advice…..DO IT.
Written 12 June 2022
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Colleen C
Cancun, Mexico161 contributions
May 2022
Just wow! Be prepared though, it is 8 stories below ground, and the stairs and ground can be slippery. We had no reservation but they added us on to the next tour.
Written 30 May 2022
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Jeroen Schipper
7 contributions
Apr 2022
Locted near Doolin (must visit!) this is a very nice excursion. Wearing your hard hat helmet to go deep under groud, the guide teling the interesting history of the cave the land and the stalactites
Written 8 May 2022
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Andre H
Cape Town, South Africa353 contributions
Apr 2022
Did Doolin caves after Cliffs of Moher cruise on 20 April. About 8km from Doolin Pier/Town , well signposted along the way. I did not make a booking because it was not peak season & we were easily accommodated on 1.30pm tour , a few minutes after we arrived. Our guide , a gentleman , was very meticulous & reminded us about safety , especially the wet steps on numerous occasions. We were told the story of how the caves were discovered as we progressed through the tunnels & chambers. The paths are fairly well lit up & not to narrow for those concerned about being underground. There are around 120 steps down to about 60m . The stalactite is quite impressive & one has plenty of opportunities to take photos & browse.

The tour lasts around 45mins after we took a stroll around the premises & viewed the original entry point. There is a coffee shop on site . Cost was 17.50 euros per person
Written 29 April 2022
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Destination301943
2 contributions
Feb 2022 • Friends
Really good guide today with Richie and Kathleen on the desk was great also had lots of information for us.
Written 17 February 2022
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Thank you for your 5* review and your feedback. We're delighted you enjoyed the experience and are very grateful for the lovely feedback. Much appreciated.
Written 30 March 2022
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Carrie
10 contributions
Nov 2021 • Solo
Amazing experience and a must see attraction in Doolin. Tour guide was excellent and so knowledgeable. It is definitely a must see! There is also a small number of animals there that are great to meet!
Written 13 December 2021
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Thank you for your 5* review and your feedback. We're delighted you enjoyed the experience and are very grateful for the lovely feedback. Much appreciated.
Written 7 January 2022
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Anna F
3 contributions
Nov 2021
The stalactite is so much more impressive than we were expecting, the pictures really can't do it justice! The tour guide really brought the place to life and had such obvious passion for the place. Would definitely recommend.
Written 29 November 2021
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Thank you for your 5* review and your feedback. We're delighted you enjoyed the experience and are very grateful for the lovely feedback - we agree, photos really don't do the stalactite justice. It's something that needs to be seen by the human eye to really appreciate it. Thanks again.
Written 7 January 2022
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Robynlou8
County Kildare, Ireland36 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
We had a fantastic tour, led by Richie! His enthusiasm for the cave and little bits of info were what really made it. The best part, (aside from the inhabitants, I'll let Richie introduce you to them) was when you walk into the main cavern with minimal light like the first people who discovered it, and then the lights come on for the big reveal! Absolutely amazing and dramatic entrance to a fascinating piece of geological mastery. I'm slightly claustrophobic, but loved it so much would definitely do it again if in the area.
Written 27 November 2021
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Thank you for your 5* review and your feedback. We're delighted you enjoyed the experience and are very grateful for the lovely feedback - we'll be sure to pass on your kind words to Richie. Much appreciated.
Written 7 January 2022
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