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Aillwee Cave

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    Location

    Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare
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    Distance

    40 mins by Car
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    Attraction

    Family, Exploration
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    Cost

    From €7
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Tour one of the oldest caves in Ireland

Located in the heart of the Burren in County Clare, just forty minutes from both Galway and Shannon you will find the impressive Aillwee Cave. Perched high on its Burren terraced mountainside with what has to be one of the most spectacular views of Galway Bay, it is a must for anyone visiting the area.

The Burren is a place full of wonder, beauty and discovery. Let the staff at AILLWEE CAVE welcome you to the dramatic underworld of this area. Expert guides will accompany and inform you during your leisurely tour. The tour consists of a 30-minute stroll through the beautiful cavern – over bridge chasms, under strange formations and alongside the thunderous waterfall which sometimes gently sprays the unsuspecting visitor! Experience unique cave features, marvel at the frozen waterfall and explore the now extinct brown bears’ bones (ursos arctos).

The guides will bring you back to the outside world where you can browse and shop in distinctly different craft shops which are housed in the award-winning complex that guards the entrance to the Burren underground.

Admission Details

Aillwee Caves and The Birds of Prey visitor centre are open for the majority of the year but times are subject to change. Please be sure to check their website of call ahead before travelling.

Contact Details

Telephone: (065) 7077036

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