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“stunning”

Arigna Mining Experience
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Roscommon
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed January 7, 2013

this is a real experience ao is aptly named. It takes you through the era of mining and you feel that you have gone back in time

2  Thank annemay
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

Visited Santa there last Sunday. Lovely athmosphere. Staff very friendly and helpful. Ideal place to go at home this time of year. One tip.....go early there was an hour long queue to see the great man. Lovely scenic location. Some of the staff are former miners

2  Thank gerryg1234
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

This was the worse experience of santa of our lives !! When we arrived there was great supervised parking and very efficient staff at taking the entrance fee. We then had a 4 hour delay due to the long queues to see santa which had us standing in an unorganised queue for 2 hrs and 20 mins with small kids in the cold tunnell . This was a total nightmare for all the families and children. Everyone was tired by the time they got to santa. Santa was in a wooden garden shed after all the magic of the tunnell but he was warm !!!!

5  Thank abba055
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Reviewed November 23, 2012

I'll admit that a visit to Arigna Mining Experience was one of MY treats during the trip. My family rolled their collective eyes and came along, but we were ALL so INCREDIBLY and PLEASANTLY surprised by the place. Wow! To have the tour conducted by one of the former miners (Hi, Jimmy! *waves*), and the stories and being able to be underground to experience some of the conditions the miners experienced as far as the temperature and some of the darkness ... wow. Just wow. You need to go. You need to see it. It's the best kind of "living history" because these guys aren't costumed interpreters. They're THE GUYS who MADE the history. Thank you for an experience our whole family is still talking about!

Thank Amy M
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Reviewed November 23, 2012

This is a must if you are in the area. There is an exhibition centre with videos you can watch free of charge and you can take a guided tour of the mine if you wish. The guided tour is provided by ex-miners who have worked at the Arigna Mine, so instead of a 'scripted tour' you get a real insight from someone who really knows what it was like to work down the mine.

There is a cafe on site and the views of Arigna are amazing!

Well worth the visit - I highly recommend.

1  Thank Ray S
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