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Aillwee Cave

Ballyvaughan, Ireland
065-707-7036
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Type: Caverns/ Caves
Description: A striking collection of prehistoric underground caves.
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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Disappointed with the whole experience, we paid €12 each at a gateway into the site, on arriving in the carpark a noisy loud speaker system played diddly eye Irish music. The tour was ok 20mins in length, the guide was pleasant but no interaction and very little information made it boring - in a place that had so much going... More

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Kilkelly, Mayo, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Found the tour very short and quiet dear. Felt the tour was rushed so that the next tour could be fitted in. Have done other cave tours in Ireland and did not find this one as good as some of the others. Lady in the farm shop on the way in was very helpful.

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Napa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The cave tour is relatively quick and well worth it. Our guide was informative on how the cave got to be there and the processes involved. I learned and enjoyed so for the small entry price it was well matched. The cave is well paired with the Bird Sanctuary below, making for a well rounded afternoon.

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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

My family enjoyed the trip to the cave. Friendly staff and informative tour. It's a bit chilly in there, so be prepared

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Kids will like this. Guides were good and plenty of information. Nice coffees at the restaurant. You will spend about 1-2 hours here but it is good value and the tours are every half hour or so.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Really nice guides and informative tour. The cave itself is a cave, and it's fascinating how once there were bears living in Ireland! The kids enjoyed it and that's what counts in the end. Only visit if you have interest in caves. It isn't caving, because you have to stay on the trail and stay with the tour. No exploring... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I've even interested in the formation of caves for a while now which is probably why I enjoyed it so much!

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Decatur, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We stopped by here on a whim on our way to the Cliffs of Mohr. These caves are definitely worth a visit if you are in the area. The guided tour was interesting and vey informative. We learned a lot about the area from these caves.

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Tandragee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Enjoyed the visit to Aillwee Caves, you don't have to be superfit to enjoy a tour of these caves, was not suitable for our daughter who is in a wheelchair but to be fair not many caves will be and she was able to enjoy a hot chocolate in their cafe while waiting on our return.

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The cave offers a glimpse of dark rock and a few straws (mini stalagmites). You'd be better off spending time on the Burren.

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