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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
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Some Interesting Pieces of Information Given by the tour Guide Tour guide was knowledgeable but not Irish - perhaps I just expected an Irish guide Tour lasts about 35min For families with young children We took a baby carrier (10mth old - no buggies will get in) Not sure there would be any point taking in children under 4 if... More

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bangor in ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The guide gave a good tour of the cave we found it educating. And she answered all questions she was asked

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Uithoorn, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We choose to only visit the caves on this visit and we arrived in time to have a look around the gift shop before taking the guided tour. The tour groups leave every 15 minutes and the tour itself lasts about 30 minutes. We have 2 avid MInecrafters in the family and they were eager to hear everything the guide... More

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Ehrendingen, Switzerland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The Caves offer various attractions beside the cave itself: a bird of prey show and a cheese factory. We visited the cave only so I'm only reviewing that part. The visit of the cave goes for about 35 minutes and you see various formations of rocks, none of them we found to be really breathtaking yet all were nicely illuminated.... More

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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45 reviews 45 reviews
38 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
43 helpful votes 43 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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Cork
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction 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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