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Address: Ballyvaughan, Ireland
Phone Number: 065-707-7036
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Description: A striking collection of prehistoric underground caves.

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Birds of Prey exhibition (costs extra) makes this worthwhile

Many others have already set out what to expect. Its a 30-40 minute tour of the caves. Its a fairly young cave though (as caves go) so while its its fun to be so enclosed and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
Andrew A
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Excellent falconry display show with the birds of prey and great cave tour. Only thing I would say I thought price worked out quite expensive for 2/3 hours stay. However excellent overall and hope the re-introduction to the wildlife of the hawk succeeds in the Burren. Well worth a visit by anyone and one not to be missed or your... More 

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Cavan, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

The surroundings are perfect for this great attraction. I love the farm shop with all its lovely local produce and Maggies delicious fudge.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Many others have already set out what to expect. Its a 30-40 minute tour of the caves. Its a fairly young cave though (as caves go) so while its its fun to be so enclosed and there are a few highlights, its more of a walk in the dark rather than a history lesson. Fun but limited. For me the... More 

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Strokestown, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I've heard a lot about the ailwee cave, but the overall experience was very disappointing. I've been to a few cave tours so I know what potential is there. A much better tour would be the Marble Arch Caves in Fermanagh

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Dalkey, Dublin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I'll be honest, if the Birds of Prey exhibit was not beside Aillwee Cave this would not be worth the visit. The Bird exhibit (which costs extra) was very enjoyable as you got to see the birds in their enclosures and then also witness a "flying show" as they were let loose by the keepers who also gave us information... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Visited the cave and birds of prey centre whilst staying in coroffin. It was one of the best family days out we have ever had!!! The staff were amazing made us so welcome and nothing was too much trouble. The cave was really interesting and a wonderful demonstration of mother nature at her best. I have to say though the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Beautiful example of architecture blending with nature. A great way to spend a day and very close to Kinvara, a lovely seaside village with lovely restaurants

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This was very disappointing, very low key attraction not suitable for young children, mine aged 12 and 17 were really bored. It was an excellent example of how to make much out of very little. We paid 39 euro for a half hour visit that could have been done in ten minutes. We have been to many caves both in... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

If your ever in county clare make sure to take a pit stop off at the Aillwee caves. It is a group tour and the tour guide was very informative and he also had a great sense of humour. I'd just like to say mind your step along the way as it can be quite slippery in places but overall... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

One of the many attractions you will see in the burrren of county Clare. Not so fascinating as the ones in the Philippines especially in Palawan, but still a nice place to check out. So many things to do nearby, mountain climbing, walk along the woods, archery, bird show and quite a substantial number of birds to see, even the... More 

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