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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
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I am only reviewing the cave as I did not visit the birds of a prey portion of this attraction. I think there is a reason why you pay your entrance fee as you drive in. It is because I think disappointed customers coming out of the cave at the same place you would line up to pay is bad... More

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Dundalk, Ireland
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Was very interesting,can be very tricky if taking kids as it can be quiet dark and wet in caves tour last about half hour,which is guided,I would say how and ever that it is very over priced at 12 er per adult it's not cheap,all in all I enjoyed it,and very very cool place to see

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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I visited the Aillwee Caves with my 2 young daughters, my brother and my elderly mother. I one negative that I will point out from our trip was the admission fee. It was not clearly explained that you needed to pay extra for the bird show, the time these shows run at and that you can still visit the birds... More

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Springfield, Illinois
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16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Our guide was informative and funny. The actual cave is so-so as an exhibit. I would have preferred to spend the time above ground at The Burren, but my travel partner like the cave. Children (none traveling with us) in the tour group really enjoyed it, especially when the lights were turned off. If you only tour the cave, park... More

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Wicklow
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is a great day out and well priced. This venue doesn't try and rip you off like some do . The facilities are very family friendly and the staff are very friendly

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Covington, Kentucky
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The Hawk Walk is a unique opportunity that shouldn't be missed. Interacting with the Harris hawks, watching them fly out, hunt, and return to your glove is a wonderful experience. The hawks are fascinating, and Jamie, the guide, is very knowledgeable about birds of prey. We learned so much about these birds and their habits, and it was was such... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

12 Euro only for the cove is too much, cove is nice, but nothing especial, parkingplace is goid, there is a second on the top, no sign for it, tour was good, but at the end we have to walk alone a long way bax ck, was very dark, an the bottom was not good to see

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Westmeath, Ireland
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11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Really enjoyed the Aillwee Cave tour when in Clare recently. Took me a couple of minutes to shake off feeling claustrophobic but really enjoyed the tour. Very informative and really fascinating! If I had any complaint it would be that perhaps people with babies and small children should be discouraged as it was sometimes hard to hear the guide over... More

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Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
51 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

All visitors are guided, which is good Some parts of the path were not very well lighted. But a railing is there for the entire walk through. The guide stops at 6 places to describe the various formations.

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Newcastle, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Very much enjoyed our trip into the cave. Don't forget to take a jacket with you, even in the warmer weather.

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