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10 Years a Caving

Doolin Cave is celebrating 10 years open to the public this year, so we decided to catch up with our longest serving tour guide, Jim McDonald, to hear about some of his experiences at Doolin Cave.

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Set in Stone

His name is synonymous with stone but it is no reflection on his personality, this week we sat down with Mason, a Doolin Cave tour veteran of four years to find out some of his favourite moments on the job.

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Doolin Cave wins Responsible Tourism Award

Doolin Cave has been awarded a gold award for Best in Natural Heritage at this years Responsible Tourism Awards held during the week in the Radission Hotel in Dublin.The awards are a response to demand from the Irish trade for a new type of awards showcasing the best in Irish responsible tourism. The 2016 Irish Responsible Tourism Awards aim to inspire replication, to excite media interest, to encourage competition and celebration from across the tourism industry on the island of Ireland.

The Irish Responsible Tourism Awards are part of a growing family of worldwide responsible tourism awards which are all linked to the World Responsible Tourism Awards, founded by Winners of each of the categories will be longlisted for the World Responsible Tourism Awards - a great opportunity for the Irish trade to raise international awareness.
The shortlist for the awards, which attracted entries from almost every county in Ireland, was announced in early September following assessment by a panel of industry experts chaired by international responsible tourism expert Professor Harold Goodwin.

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Some summer favourites from the Garden Café at Doolin Cave.

To mark the changing seasons the team at the Doolin Cave Café will be sharing some of their favourite recipes with our fans.  Starting with Uncle Dave’s secret brown bread recipe, this was passed onto head chef Lorna by her Uncle in 1993.

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Happy Christmas from Doolin Cave

Give the Gift of Adventure this Christmas

Give your loved the gift they deserve this Christmas, a fully guided tour to the worlds most compelling cave attraction at Doolin Cave. They will definitely thank you for it.

Donning a hard hat you will be brought over 200feet under the magical Burren landscape through the rough hewn route of the early explorers who first discovered the cave in 1952. You willl be brought back over 350 million years to learn how the Burren landscape was formed and see what our world looked like back then. The star of the show is the Great Stlactite, it is Europes largest stalactite at an incredible 7.3metres long and weighing an estimated 10 tonnes. After the cave tour take your adventure above ground on a charming farmland nature trail. Meet our rare and friendly farm animals and learn about the rare indigenous flora. Minnie and Vinnie, our pygmy goats, will really melt your heart and brighten your day. The nature trail is free to all cave visitors.


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