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Aillwee Cave

Address: Ballyvaughan, Ireland
Phone Number: 065-707-7036
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
Owner description: A striking collection of prehistoric underground caves.
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
Owner description: A striking collection of prehistoric underground caves.
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cork
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75 reviews 75 reviews
15 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

On booking (2 adults & 2 kids) I thought the €98.50 charge was steep, but heard great reviews so thought it would be worth it. First off, the €2.50 booking fee for paying with a laser card is unwarranted, fair enough if it was a credit card. €15 an adult is too much, when all you really get is a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Went to see santa in Aillwee caves recently, very nice place and the kids (2&4) loved it. The experience included face painting, mince pies & a little train and the Santa was very good. I did think that it was overpriced costing €96 for the 4 of us, €33 per Child and €15 per adult and that didn't include a... More 

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Dublin
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The Santa experience in the Aillawee caves is by a far one of the best I have ever experience. Yes it is expensive but I walked away happy that it was good value. All members of staff including a very good Santa where exceptional and made it an unforgeable experience for the 3 children and parents on the day. The... More 

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County Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Very helpful staff and wonderful place to bring children. Got to seen and hold a hawk so very enjoyable worth the trip up.

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Galway
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

We went to see Santa in the caves last Sunday..such a fab magical day for both the kids & adults..! The set up was so good & such a good adventure, the staff were so friendly & could not do enough for us. Santa himself was lovely & well worth the money although the presents were a small bit disappointing.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I hate to write negative comments, but I have to be candid here. Rather disappointing, as there are only a few stalagtites and stalagmites, but nothing spectacular. There is a 3-storey high waterfall, albeit a rather small one. Guided tours every half hour takes the visitor about 300 metres into the cave. Interesting story about bear skeletons found during excavation... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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20 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Who knew there were bears in Ireland?! Tour guide very knowledgeable and made the tour interesting and educational. You do not know darkness until you're in a cave when there is no light. Gift shop and snacks are available.

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BC
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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Included in our tour to the Cliffs of Moher. The walk through the cave is impressive. Imagine, bears once roamed Ireland.

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San Antonio, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Very nice place to visit and get out of the rain. A bit dark, but the information about discovery of the cave, and the length of time needed for the stalactites to form was interesting.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

On our way to the Cliffs of Moher decided to check this out, €12 each for the caves, didn't fancy sitting out for the birds of prey show (which would of cost extra). The tour was very informative and the guide was excellently knowledgeable and friendly! Really enjoyed our visit to Aillwee caves. It's nice to know there is a... More 

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