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Arigna Mining Experience

Arigna | Arigna, Roscommon, Ireland
+353 71 964 6466
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So interesting!!

Staff were really friendly. Scenery around the location is stunning!! Our tour guide Gerry was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Avril G
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Brilliant!

Arigna is a very scenic area and the sun was shining the day we visited! (In January!). The Tour... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dowlwan
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Arigna | Arigna, Roscommon, Ireland
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+353 71 964 6466
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Staff were really friendly. Scenery around the location is stunning!! Our tour guide Gerry was fantastic, great knowledge being an ex miner and was very funny. I was nervous as I’m a bit claustrophobic but it was actually grand.

Thank Avril G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arigna is a very scenic area and the sun was shining the day we visited! (In January!). The Tour Guide was brilliant as he was a miner himself before it closed down. It was really a lesson on the work and conditions of the miners....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience, great guides, it's very very good. Lovely scenic area, a living slice of history. Well worth the visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience, very informative. Very impressed with our tour guide Séamus, who is a retired former miner who worked there for 25 years. He was very knowledgeable, honest and very open about his experiences. A lovely man who enriched our experience.

Thank Christina H
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Had a great tour, our guide Gerard very knowledgeable and easy to understand. Gift shop had a great selection of items and reasonably priced. The entrance was all lit up with lights and looked lovely.Beautiful views from here, well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful visit today. Everyone was extremely polite and helpful. Our guide Gerard was very informational and friendly. The price was cheap and well worth the money spent. The only funding they receive is the money people spend on the tours, so go...More

Thank Robert J
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

Visited the mines on a cold November afternoon and I was pleased to discover that the mines are at a constant 10c, so 8c warmer than outside! After a short video that plays on a loop, and a walk around the small exhibition we were...More

Thank dgolf05
ArignaMiningExperien, Reception at Arigna Mining Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Hi, many thanks for posting your review. It's a rare day for the mine to be warmer than outside! Usually we're recommending an extra layer for all our visitors! We will be passing on your kind feedback to Mick, he'll be happy to hear you...More

Reviewed 22 November 2017

Its hard to find the right words to explain just how educational an experience this guided tour of the Arigna Mines proved to be. I myself have no background in mining but this brought to life the human experience of being a miner. The sheer...More

Thank Caroline936
ArignaMiningExperien, Reception at Arigna Mining Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Hi Caroline, thank you for your well considered review. We very much appreciate the time and attention you have given it. We will also be showing it to Gerry and he too will appreciate it. We try to offer an interesting and informative tour to...More

Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Fantastic experience would highly recommend a visit.Our tour guide was superb ,extremely interesting and as he was an ex miner he was able to describe in detail the life of a miner,and what a tough life it was!!Lovely cafe for a bite to eat and...More

Thank kathleenmacdonald
ArignaMiningExperien, Reception at Arigna Mining Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Hi Kathleen, it's wonderful to get your positive response to your visit, and we agree entirely, the first hand knowledge of the guides as ex-miners really emphasises the life and conditions. Many thanks for taking the time to review us and we will aslo pass...More

Reviewed 15 November 2017

great trip, very informative, educational and friendly staff. Those miners carried out day and dayout

Thank Thomas S
ArignaMiningExperien, Reception at Arigna Mining Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Hi Thomas, we're very pleased to hear you found our underground experience informative and educational, many thanks, and also on behalf of the staff, we appreciate your kind comments. :)

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RP8279
21 August 2017|
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Response from ArignaMiningExperien | Property representative |
Good Morning we do not charge under 5 year olds as it may be above their understanding but we have lots of families who visit. you can bring your buggy on the underground tour. it is a constant 11 degrees centigrade so an... More
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Stephanie I
7 August 2017|
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Response from ArignaMiningExperien | Property representative |
Good Afternoon it is possible to do a section of the miners way but there is quite a lot of hill walking on this walk. Walking boots would be required as it can be quite wet at times. regards Margaret
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my4b0ys
10 March 2017|
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Response from johnlally2015 | Reviewed this property |
It is well worth the trip my4boys head from Carrick on Shannon its well signposted and not far enjoy :)
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