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Aillwee Cave

Address: Ballyvaughan, Ireland
Phone Number: 065-707-7036
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
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Owner description: A striking collection of prehistoric underground caves.
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Singapore, Singapore
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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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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Dublin, Ireland
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We visited aiilwee cave on a very wet and miserable day so we were not expecting a great day, but how wrong we were. We started with the cave tour which was good. The highlight of the day was a hawk walk. Our guide was Mike and he couldn't have been better. The kids (9 and 6) had a fantastic... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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68 reviews 68 reviews
38 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Maybe I'm spoiled as far as caves go, but this one was not all that spectacular and wasn't particularly unique. The guide did a good job but it was all information that applied to any other cave. One cool thing was to see the bear skull at the beginning.

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Mount Pleasant, Michigan, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Nice tour guide, knowledgeable. I enjoyed walking back into the cave and seeing all the amazing sites.

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Houston, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We saw signs for the cave as we were driving from one destination to another and decided to go because we don't have caves where we live. The tour guide was excellent and allowed for lots of questions. She took her time with walking. There was lighting but it is a little dim to get more of the cave experience.... More

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Sacramento, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This cave tour is great. If you are claustrophobic don't go. The feeling of being in a place that has never seen the light of day and where time has no meaning is amazing. Stalactites and stalagmites, underground waterfalls, etc.

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