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Aillwee Cave

Ballyvaughan, Ireland
+353 65 707 7036
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A striking collection of prehistoric underground caves.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good33%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“birds of prey” (230 reviews)
“tour guide” (80 reviews)
“gift shop” (60 reviews)
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Ballyvaughan, Ireland
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+353 65 707 7036
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"birds of prey"
in 230 reviews
"tour guide"
in 80 reviews
"gift shop"
in 60 reviews
"stalactites and stalagmites"
in 22 reviews
"total darkness"
in 16 reviews
"fudge"
in 37 reviews
"bird show"
in 44 reviews
"minute tour"
in 21 reviews
"cheese shop"
in 18 reviews
"great family day"
in 11 reviews
"rainy day"
in 23 reviews
"burren area"
in 12 reviews
"interesting facts"
in 10 reviews
"santa visit"
in 11 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 13 reviews
"county clare"
in 12 reviews
"hawk walk"
in 22 reviews
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Reviewed today

The tour is about one hour with guide to explain many of the interesting facets of the cavern. As usual with our experiences in Ireland, there are very few posted details along the tour.

Thank Michael B
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Reviewed yesterday

A local co-worker recommended the caves and took us there and it was a lot of fun. Best for people who haven't been into a cave before as it is relatively small but still great to go in and see it. The visitor center for...More

Thank Ron H
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was interesting to explore under the Burren. Tour was informative but cave was not that memorable. The staff and treats at the cafe were worth the visit. The cheese is amazing and people here couldn’t be nicer.

Thank Jody K
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was ok, but there wasn't a whole lot of things in there that were very interesting. The floor was very slippery and not well lighted in places.

Thank MarlaCSmith
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Though a modest attraction we enjoyed the walk through the caves, seeing what lies underneath the Burren. If you want to see the Birds of Prey show, check times before you go as we almost bought a combined ticket before finding out the next on...More

Thank JReading156
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I hadn't been to the caves since I was a child on a school tour so it was nice to go back and experience them as an adult. We were greeted at the gate by a very friendly lady who told us the prices and...More

Thank Claire O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a good tour guide who made the walk into the dark fun. He was knowledgeable, was able to fill us with good facts on the origin of the cave, and took small delight in shutting off the lights to let us see what...More

1  Thank ChasD999
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second time taking the kids to the Aillwee Caves, in particular to see the birds of prey. We looked at all the birds before the show started and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The two staff were really engaging and knowledgeable. They flew...More

1  Thank GMcC73
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went solely for the caves. Remebered them from going as a kid and had a ball. Was hoping the same when bringing my own. To be honest it was fine. The guide went through the motions, not personable. Its quite expensive and dont think I...More

Thank Hackers123
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a very rainy day so we opted to visit the caves. At 12 Euro per person we found it expensive and the tour of the cave was not that long. Some nice sights but nothing spectacular. If you have nothing else to do...More

Thank Francois T
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Kiwi110610
18 March 2018|
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Response from Fernphoto | Reviewed this property |
Should not be an issue. the path way is wide ti accomidate plus size. Unless your short there is a couple places where u may have to watch your head.
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ChrisandJeff2012
8 February 2018|
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Response from pucfada | Reviewed this property |
5 is a bit young as you need to stay still, you might find their show sufficient as the birds of prey fly over the audience very near to you head and they pick one or two kids from the audience to do a landing on the hand so... More
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MKR-kILKENNY
12 October 2017|
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Response from Fionn246 | Property representative |
Hi. You may be sorted by now but here are a few options: The Wild Atlantic Lodge B&B, Ballyvaughan The Falls Hotel &Spa, Ennistymon Woodstock Hotel, Ennis Maldron Hotel, Oranmore The Cliffs of Moher Hotel, Liscannor... More
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