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Address: Arigna, Roscommon, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 71 964 6466
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Santa in the Mines

Went to see Santa in the Arigna Mines with my 2 toddler daughters at the weekend.. it was an excellent experience. They absolutely loved it. Santa was fantastic and the staff... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Galway, Ireland
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Galway, Ireland
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went to see Santa in the Arigna Mines with my 2 toddler daughters at the weekend.. it was an excellent experience. They absolutely loved it. Santa was fantastic and the staff there were exceptional. There was also a little gift for the adults and the additional entertainment like Bozo the clown and Barney was fantastic. I would highly recommend this... More 

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ArignaMiningExperien, Manager at Arigna Mining Experience, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you of your review of your visit to our 'Santa Underground' experience. We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed the experience as much as we the staff enjoy putting the event together. I would like to wish you and your family a very happy christmas and best wishes for 2017. Regards, Valerie More 

Kingscourt, Ireland
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35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very well presented. Easy to find. Fantastic views across country side. Very interesting Guides who knew what they were talking about. They are Ex miners a very nice touch giving the personal touch to tour.

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County Mayo, Ireland
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Travelled with family today to see Santa at his workshop, Huge transformation to see a festive fun filled attraction...Fred the Party professor and Bozo the clown are there to entertain children and they put on a great show. Easy to see they really know what they are doing here. bonus to meet Mrs. Clause and the head elf Sparkle Bright.... More 

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ArignaMiningExperien, Manager at Arigna Mining Experience, responded to this review

Hi Caroline, Thank you for your review of our 'Santa Underground' experience. We are all delighted that you and your family enjoyed the event and hopefully you may get to return in Spring or Summer to experience the tour and to enjoy the spectacular landscape where we are situated. We wish you and your family a very happy christmas and... More 

Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From the great scenes atop the mountains, to the friendly welcoming chat we had with the chef in the cafe, to the unique retelling of the Mining Experience from our guide, my partner and i had a great time at this place. The people here give you the genuine time of day to describe what life down in the mine... More 

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Thank Victor P
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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour guide was an ex-miner who had first had information about everything we needed to know. The dangers, the long days, the hard hard work. This place is a must-see attraction and the views of the scenic areas of Arigna, Lough Allen and Sliabh an Iarrann are so beautiful.

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Ash, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the wonderful things about this mining experience is you have a man who used to work here telling you about it. The mine has been closed for 26 years but when you enter it you can imagine the miners have just gone home. The guides are only to willing to answer any questions you have about life in... More 

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Livermore, Maine
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoyed this experience. We learned a lot about the history of the mine and mining in Ireland in general. The guide, Gerry, had been a miner at Arigna mine and he included his experiences which made the tour take on a more personal feel. The video was informative. Good displays of equipment and fossils. I would... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Arigna with my husband, parents and our 8 month old in October. This was really enjoyable, very knowledgeable tour guide who had worked in the mines himself. Great set up with the little museum and the tour down the mines. He took care to check my little fella was ok and warned us for a piece with simulated explosion... More 

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Union, Kentucky
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I visited on 11/7/16. Our guide was Gerard, who was very knowledgeable and informative. You watch a 15 min. video first, then go on the 45 min. your. You really get a feel for the tough life miners had.

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Thank MargaretShanghai
Sligo, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An excellent tour. Short and sweet, no waffle, just facts and a wonderful exposure to the life of a mine worker. Our tour guide Seamus was excellent! Kids loved it too.

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