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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” (231 reviews)
“tour guide” (79 reviews)
“gift shop” (59 reviews)
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Ballyvaughan, Ireland
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+353 65 707 7036
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"birds of prey"
in 231 reviews
"tour guide"
in 79 reviews
"gift shop"
in 59 reviews
"stalactites and stalagmites"
in 22 reviews
"total darkness"
in 16 reviews
"bird show"
in 44 reviews
"fudge"
in 36 reviews
"minute tour"
in 21 reviews
"cheese shop"
in 18 reviews
"great family day"
in 10 reviews
"rainy day"
in 22 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 3 days ago

Aillwee Cave is a great place for a family visit. The Christmas experience however is definitely one not to be missed. They offer great entertainment and the plus of meeting Santa in the Caves. Great family day out and would highly recommended.

Thank S K
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great tour. Well worth a visit. We were day on a wet & cold day. But this had added benefits..1) the cave constantly & naturally stays at 10° so it wasn't cold & 2) because it was raining it feed through to the waterfall in...More

Thank Declan N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Ailwee cave experience is fantastic. The tour lasts for 45 mins with informative and interesting commentary from the lovely tour guides. Took my 4 year old and they loved it but wouldn’t recommend for smaller children, not for those who are afraid of the...More

Thank Sarah Louise A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been travelling to the Aillwee Caves for many years to visit Santa Claus. It is the most seamlessly run event and our children have enjoyed it from a young age right up to the eldest who is now 15yrs old. We, the parents,...More

2  Thank Clodagh M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely 30minute guided tour through the ailwee cave. The tour was very educational and the guide explained the history and features in great detail. The pathway through the cave was a little slippy and narrow at areas. There is a lovely little...More

Thank zoelynam9
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a wonderful time in the Aillwee Cave Café - absolutely brilliant staff, fantastic portion sizes, and really good value for money. Strongly recommend!

Thank Beccy H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a very enjoyable visit to the caves recently. Our guide Justin was very entertaining and very well informed. Easy to get around,very nice walks around the attraction too. Lovely coffee shop and gift shop on site also.

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Thank EamonnKav
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great visit. A lovely gift shop and a nice café. The gift shop however is expensive but has some lovey things. The cave itself is amazing. very cool tour. Quite cold & Very dark so if you do not like small dark...More

Thank bobwallerh
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the grounds on Sunday 31 December. It was wonderful to have an amenity open where we could park, take a walk, get refreshments, browse the artisan food shop and receive a warm welcome both in the shop and from the girl in attendance...More

1  Thank Declan F
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Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Checked online, it says open! Planned my trip and rented a car. Traveled all the way from Dublin to see it... worse and most dangerous icy slippery narrow mountain road! When arrived, the security at the gate said it’s closed for special kids event to...More

Thank ASR_ASR
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Fionn246, Owner at Aillwee Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your correspondence ASR_ASR. Since 2000, annually for 18 years, we have been running our Santa's Workshop at Aillwee Cave, an appointment only event, on certain dates from late November through to Christmas. We go to great lengths to ensure that all our...More

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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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Kirsten M
5 August 2017|
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Response from Eddie K | Reviewed this property |
Yes. All year round.
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