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“How do they justify the high admission fee?”
Review of Aillwee Cave

Aillwee Cave
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Owner description: A striking collection of prehistoric underground caves.
Dublin, Ireland
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102 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“How do they justify the high admission fee?”
Reviewed December 5, 2012

There are caves all over the country and I find it disappointing that they are still overcharging tourists at Ailwee. I know a lot of people are avoiding the caves for this reason.

Visited July 2012
3 Thank Ronan O
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AillweeNicky, Owner at Aillwee Cave, responded to this review, December 7, 2012
You waited a long time to comment. What part of the visit to the Aillwee Cave did you find poor value. The Bird of Pray show? the Cave tour ? The site its self, comments like this are not constructive and add little and offer no opportunity for improvement, I would expect more from a senior contributor
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Larchmont, New York
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209 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
“Nice 30 Minute Tour”
Reviewed December 4, 2012

The cave is worth spending 30 minutes for a tour, and has an interesting history. It is situated on a beautiful hillside and has stores and a birds of prey center onsite, so there are plenty of things to do there. Santa Claus was there during our visit and the children visiting seemed absolutely thrilled to meet him and take photographs and ride the carousel. Very nicely done.

Visited November 2012
1 Thank NYTravelerBD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“More than what you would expect”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

The Aillwee Cave has a lot more to offer than just the amazing cave and is a lovely way to spend a couple of hours. There is plenty to see during the tour of the cave itself and is open and wide enough during most of it that even the Claustrophobic amongst us could give it a go. I find cave's fascinating and really enjoyed exploring this one.

Visited November 2012
2 Thank Lara O
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Dublin, Ireland
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46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed November 13, 2012

The Ailliwee Cave is a must see on several levels. Firstly, the views are spectacular from the surrounding areas.

But the real fascination is the cave itself. Bearing in mind that the stalactites and stalagmites have formed over the years by water filtering through limestone into the cave, it gives one an idea of just how long this process has taken.

The guided tour takes you along corridors, over bridges and alongside a waterfall. All the while you are surrounded by these wonderful formations. You will see the fossils of a great bear at one point.

Like all tourist attractions, the tour ends in the shop where you can buy souveniers, etc. There is also a cafe to enjoy a cup of coffee and home-made food.

Visited October 2012
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Cape Clear
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71 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“lovely building”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

Superb building. Lovely food in the cafe. Gifts a bit tacky though. Cave was good but not as fabulous as Doolin, which we'd visited first. Still well worth a visit, for the walks above it on the Burren hillside and friendliness of all the staff.

Visited November 2012
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