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Aillwee Cave

Ballyvaughan, Ireland
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Type: Caverns/ Caves
Description: A striking collection of prehistoric underground caves.
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Dublin, Ireland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I visited these caves years ago and so decided to go back as part of a day tour with Healy Tours. When I last visited all that was there was the caves, gift shop and small cafe. Now there is a Bird of Prey centre, craft village and woodland walks. There's even a small train ride for the children. The... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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44 reviews 44 reviews
37 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

There is nothing very special about this place. Just normal cave with a very few stalagmites but there is nice waterfall inside and thats it. You can buy some souvenirs there. I would recommend to visit this place if there is raining outside.

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Dublin, Ireland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My first visit to the Aillwee caves in many years. The caves are very interesting and the tour is just right. A problem I found was bringing very young children in. The natural echos of the cave can make it very difficult to hear the tour guide. Overall, well worth a visit.

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Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
24 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The price was a little high, but the facilities were sophisticated and the tour was pretty thorough. We had a good time. It is a modest cave, but is an easy tour for most able tourists. The guide was fairly knowledgeable about geology and caves.

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Brookville, Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The Aillwee cave was a nice stop inside the Burren area. It was not far from the Cappabhaile House B&B and was very inexpensive. The walk took us less than an hour and the gift shop/restaurant was located at the cave entrance. I would recommend this for families because our six year old and nine year old enjoyed it, especially... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

Drove here for a day trip and had a great time. The caves were well worth the visit. Our tour guide didn't really interact with the kids on the tour and I think could have been a bit more interesting. However, everybody enjoyed the visit and taught it worthwhile. Called to the archery and had a really interesting chat with... More

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73 reviews 73 reviews
30 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The weather had changed for the worse so we decided to go to the caves for a day out from Galway. The price was reasonable and also the added Bird of Prey was well worth it. We had our grand children with us 2yrs & 4 yrs old. They had a great time in the cave and also watching and... More

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Leverett, Massachusetts
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28 attraction reviews
275 helpful votes 275 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We stopped in at the Aillwee Caves on our way to the Cliffs of Moher and were not disappointed! We love caves and often stop while traveling to explore them. We thought the price was quite reasonable and our guide, Lisa, did an excellent job - taking her time so that people were not rushed, taking great care to point... More

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Clinton, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The caves themselves we wonderful. We had a toddler so the 35 minutes it takes to go through them were just long enough and just short enough. The scenery around them is beautiful (The burrens)! They also have a bird of prey center. They put on a show where the birds interact with a few people. You can walk as... More

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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

It is expensive, but the upkeep of this place and keeping it up to safety standards does make the price understandable. The guide explained the cave very well including the formations and her adherence to safety standards was commendable. I recommend visitors to park near the farm shop and walk up to the cave as the forest walk is beautiful.... More

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