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A long awaited visit!

We visited Arigna Mining Experience 5 days ago & thoroughly enjoyed the visit. Gerry, an former... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Joan G
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Arigna Mining Experience- Roscommon Ireland

This was a truly enjoyable and educational experience told by a former miner tour guide. We were... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Glenn K
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Stratford, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

This is a great place to visit and see what the conditions were like for these miners. The guide was an ex-miner and really good and passionate about the tour. It was very cold and dark in places, but well worth the visit!

Thank Auveen W
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

The tour guide was a retired miner; he had actually worked the mine & was very informative. Breathtaking views from the carpark and staff really pleasant

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Reviewed August 25, 2013

Loved it, authentic people enthusiastically showing the kind of warmth and hospitality I'd expect from a foreign holiday. food in café was delicious and reasonably priced, well done

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Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

The Arigna mining experience is well worth a visit. You get a glimpse of what it must have been like to work in the mine. Only a glimpse, as conditions must have been horrendous. Our guide Jimmy was friendly, kind and knew his stuff. The only complaint I have is that we had brought a picnic and we had to eat it outside, the day was quite chilly, we were not allowed to bring food inside to the cafe. In these recessionary days it would have been nice to eat in the warmth.

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Reviewed August 19, 2013

I cannot recommend this centre highly enough. Emphatically not an "interpretive centre", this lets the visitor see the working environment of Irish miners in this area over many years. All the guides are ex-miners, and we were lucky to have Peter. His stories about the physical difficulties of mining in Arigna were simply astonishing, including mining before electric was brought to the area. It is a remarkable piece of Irish history, and a great opportunity to connect with what was, and still is, a very close-knit community. It is well signposted so stick with it, and from the centre you will have spectacular views of some of the most beautiful and underrated scenery in Ireland. Lovely coffee shop too, though I was so overwhelmed by the experience I could have done with a drink! I have nothing more to say only "go", even if you have to make a special trip - and bring your kids, they will love it.

1  Thank northernlite
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