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Address: Ballyvaughan, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 65 707 7036

A striking collection of prehistoric underground caves.

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The Cave alone is good 1/2 day activity, but there is much more to do

We visited on the day the Christmas activity was starting, but we were just there for the cave. The staff was fantastic the cave interesting and the view from the parking lot... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Columbia, South Carolina

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Ennis, Clare, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely fab....our twins aged 9 loved everything about it. The train up fm the bottom was a delight. Santa himself was first class, what a joy at this special time of yr. The puppeteer was amazing also, so good with the kids and they were glued to her for the duration and enjoyed their duties as part of the show.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow. What can I say? Best santa experience for us so far! On arrival at the santa workshop we were met with santa helpers! Happy friendly and informative helpers there were too! Beautiful set up. Kids got Christmas stocking with treats inside adults got one bag per couple with a cup and a Christmas decoration. Very cute. Lovely outside entertainment... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on the day the Christmas activity was starting, but we were just there for the cave. The staff was fantastic the cave interesting and the view from the parking lot amazing.

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Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first visit to Santa at Aillwee caves. We saw birds of prey first. It was very good. There was gift for adults and Christmas sock for children. I think it would be much better to gave chocolate to the children instead of hard sweets. Was fun going into the cave to see Santa. The children were happy... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most recently visited the caves a few weeks ago but have been going with family for years. This is my favourite place to visit in the Burren, the caves are wonderful and house a number of interesting natural features, such as an underground waterfall. Our tour guide was really informative and clearly interested in what she spoke about. We didn't... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun and informative walk through the deep caves. Experienced "true" dark and learned about the discovery and exploration of the caves beneath the Burren. This is also a great lookout spot with expansive views.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here as a part of a small group for a few hours after a lovely drive around the burren, our guide, Steven, was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the caves, tour is short enough but still worth the few euro to sample a little piece of county Clare history, Very good service, cafe is adequate, would highly recommend

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to visit the cave with our young daughters (5&9) and we're delighted with the cave, it's tour, as well as the bird sanctuary and show. Even our youngest daughter got to join in on the bird show.

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Prospect Park, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great tour of cave system. It is impressive in and of itself. But our tour guide Noel made it even more enjoyable. We came up hill to visit cave after the Birds of Prey show. Both are not to be missed make sure you leave enough time to see both and we had outdoor snack at the local market near... More 

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Killarney, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is amust see if you are anywhere in the Burren.The cave is spectacular,and our guide Jane was so well informed,and so professional I dont think there is a better guide in Ireland.The lady in reception treated us like royalty.There is falconry and a farm shop with fabulous cheese,which is manufactured on the premises and exported..Lovely tea rooms also and... More 

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