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

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Interesting visit, a little trecherous in places

Our party of 3 visited Ailwee Caves this week paying 45euro for the pleasure. The fee included a visit and demonstrations at the Birds of Prey educational centre. The cave... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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County Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A lovely gift shop and coffee shop awaits you before you go into the caves, which is very pleasant. Our caves guide was very entertaining and quirky and explained the caves to us in great detail, and even threw in afew jokes along the way. A must see when visiting this most beautiful part of County Clare

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Our party of 3 visited Ailwee Caves this week paying 45euro for the pleasure. The fee included a visit and demonstrations at the Birds of Prey educational centre. The cave entrance is inside the visitor centre housing of course the compulsory tourist shop. Visitors are given a coloured disc and wait 15-20 minutes between tours, giving time to eat or... More 

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Whangarei, NZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Located in the heart of the Burren In County Clare, Aillwee Cave sits on a hillside with a great view of Galway Bay. We only had time to do the Cave tour which takes you to the underworld of The Burren – excellent tour consisting of a 30-minute walk through the beautiful caverns – over bridged chasms, under weird formations... More 

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Keller, Texas
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Whether or not you have ever visited a cave before, this one is worth a look. The guide was very informative on its history. The structure and formations will have you mesmerized - not to mention the total darkness when the lights are turned off. Climb the hillside outside for a beautiful panorama of the surrounding countryside. Refuel on sandwiches,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I loved this experience ,the caves and tunnels where great,mind your head if your tall like me,our tour guide was great,well worth a visit,it really interesting and a good 35 minutes walking though the caves.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

A great guide, impressive cave and we all loved the waterfall and bears bed . Well lit and easy to navigate for all ages. The tour was not too long so kids were interested throughout, good for photos too. We would return again

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Wexford, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Visited with my children aged 9 and 12 - the tour lasted about 35 minutes and was very interesting and informative. We then visited the coffee shop where the food was fresh and tasty and nothing was overpriced. Well worth a visit!

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bevelry hills
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

They did a great job with it and it is very interesting but it is similar to any other cave you come across. Ironically, they have a lovely quiche and delicious fudge in the cafe while you wait!

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit. Good guide. Great to see the inside of a mountain and to see what water can do over a few thousand years.

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We combined a tour of Aillwee Cave with a Burren Birds of Prey visit and were enchanted by both. The tour of the Cave takes approximately 35 minutes and our guide held every member of the tour group captive throughout - the cave is magnificent and both its history and features are well explained. Probably best to wear comfortable (flat)... More 

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