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“Great tour”

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: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
Reviewed August 31, 2013

This was a great family tour. Our boys loved that they got to wear helmets and meet a real miner. Our guide, Jimmy was great! He involved all the kids and was passionate about ensuring we got a true feel for working conditions in the mine and how it used to operate. It was a fascinating insight into their lives, and is the one thing from our 'staycation' that the boys tell everybody about.

1  Thank Dagwood27
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

The Arigna mines are well worth a visit. Myself and three others all really enjoyed our visit there. The area itself is beautiful to drive through. The mining centre is well set up and reasonably priced. There is a video to watch and a display of artifacts, posters and newspaper clippings which are very interesting to view. You are brought on a guided tour by an ex-miner through the tunnels of the mines. The guide was able to answer all our questions from first hand experience and made sure everyone could see and fully understand each section of the mine and the job of the miners. Afterwards we got lunch in the small cafe. The staff were the best I have ever come across- extremely friendly and helpful, they couldn't do enough for us and all with good humour even while very busy. The food was tasty also. Great day out and we all would highly recommend it

2  Thank 325Bmc
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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

Thank catherine p
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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

1  Thank michael w
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