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Address: Ballyvaughan, Ireland
Phone Number: 065-707-7036
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A striking collection of prehistoric underground caves.

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Beautiful visit to the Aliwee caves

We decided to take a day trip to tour the Aliwee caves on a Saturday. The drive from Limerick was beautiful once into the country side and through the Burren, which I had never... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Kristin D
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Brilliant day out. Not the longest for the price but brilliant all the same. Didn't do the birds of prey because of the weather but wish we had. The cave is not as cold as expected and and is great for kids young and old. The highlight was when all the lights were turned off and our eyes could not... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to take a day trip to tour the Aliwee caves on a Saturday. The drive from Limerick was beautiful once into the country side and through the Burren, which I had never seen - gorgeous views! Once at the caves, it was a nice short hike through the forest to get to the cave entrance/tour and gift shop.... More 

Thank Kristin D
Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hawk walk was amazing, definitely worth the price. You get to wear a leather glove the whole hour and individually interact with a Harris hawk. These hawks are highly maneuverable, it's awesome to see them flying in between trees and land back on your glove. Ian was our guide, he was great, very knowledgeable and cheerful. The cave walk... More 

Thank Diana828
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Very superficial, if not artificial, attraction. The short visit is done in a distant-from-natural cave, where only a couple of points are of some natural value. If only the guide would give any nice explanation about the petrology or some info about that environment...but no...

2 Thank Carlos B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

All the elves and staff went out of their way to ensure that we had a great time visiting Santa. Our daughter had a fabulous time and told us it was her all time favourite family day out! To be honest us adults had just as much fun as well! In total we spent over three hours at the centre... More 

1 Thank Debzcar
County Clare, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Great attraction for all ages young and old. Enjoyed a tour of the caves Birds of prey and a stroll around the Woodland Craft Village.

Thank mary c
Ballyvaughan, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Aillwee Cave and The Burren Birds of Prey is a wonderful attraction in Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare. I visited with a group and we really enjoy all that this had to offer. We had coffee in the coffee shop at the entrance to the Cave, had a tour of the cave, we walked on the mountain trail (between the showers), tasted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

We been going to Santa at Aillwee Caves for a number of years. The whole day is brilliant with the adventure down the caves to see Santa and singing Christmas songs. The small funfair is good for the big and small kids. There is a vehicle to bring u up and down the hill. The birds of prey is amazing... More 

2 Thank Trevor M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Well we had a trip to remember. Went from mayo to within 10k of the cave and their was no getting through with two roads in flooded. We were told to go back to the church and they were shuttling people across the floods in SUV's & then picked up by busses to get to the Ailwee caves. We had... More 

1 Thank Dozydelilah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Visited Santana grotto today with my family it was mainly for my little sister who is four, as storm Desmond battled the country and tried to ruin our day the sincerity and true Christmas spirit was truly alive, first of all we arrived at the entrance from Galway side (I don't know exactly) an we were told by a couple... More 

3 Thank Ronan C

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