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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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Caves, raptors, and cheese combine for a great attraction

If you have been to caves before, these may not be quite as impressive as if you are a first-timer. We got a little unlucky because a couple of parents decided to force their... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
Kerri F
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Poughkeepsie, New York
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Poughkeepsie, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

If you have been to caves before, these may not be quite as impressive as if you are a first-timer. We got a little unlucky because a couple of parents decided to force their screaming, terrified children to stay in the caves rather than escorting them out. That made it difficult to focus on the tour guide who was doing... More 

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Kilcormac, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

I travelled with a 4 & 6 year old, both of whom love the caves. My mother is slightly claustrophobic and although apprehensive at first she pushed on until the caves opened up and enjoyed it. The tour guide phoned it in a bit for the tour but the place was super busy and he did say he had done... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Thought this attraction was just the Cave tour with birds of prey also site for viewing. Arrived in and realised there was so much more here so I thought a re-brand of the name would help it a lot! The Cave tour itself was very good - not the longest or deepest cave around (Dunmore Cave in Kilkenny springs to... More 

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Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Very well run with excellent guides. information was very interesting and kept the children interested. The craft shop was lovely too.

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Marco Island, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is a neat underground experience if you like spelunking. A lot of walking involved, however. The tour guide was very good.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

When we went to Ireland last year, I have to say this was one of my favourite attractions. The tour guide was awesome and the caves were really cool. We went here with a tour so we didn't get to see the birds of prey show as we didn't have time. However, I wouldn't recommend if you are claustrophobic or... More 

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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Went to the caves as part of a trip . We had also went to Doolin caves . Both were very nice. The food was very nice in the tea room . Staff very friendly.

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Co Antrim, N.Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I'm not usually so scathing of 'attractions' but this really is poor. Coffee shop is nice though. The driver of the little train needs a bit of training in customer relations. We didnt visit the birds of prey as I was concerned it would be equally poor.

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Conway, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Guy running the Archey range took time with each person and made sure everyone knew what to do. His service was best part of our visit. Cheese was also a great stop. Cave was okay but Archey and cheese alone is worth the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The bird show was informative and interesting. The cave involved bits of stopping and waiting for other people, and there were low lights, so if you have vision issues you might want a flashlight (small one) or app on your cellphone. It was also informative and interesting, and unless you are morbidly obese or have a moderate to severe physical... More 

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Address: Ballyvaughan, Ireland
Phone Number: 065-707-7036
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  The Burren  >  Ballyvaughan

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