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Arigna Mining Experience

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Excellent tour.

Excellent tour, very informative tour guide, great experience. Eye-opening experience to learn... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mairead L
via mobile
Very interesting visit.

Travelled here with 2 young children. There is a small book and novelty shop on site along with a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TJM141
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Drogheda, Ireland
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Arigna, Roscommon, Ireland
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+353 71 964 6466
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 4 December 2011

If you ever wondered what it was like working underground then Arigna provides the perfect opportunity to see first hand what it was like and a guarantee that whenever you shovel coal onto your fire at home that you will in future know the risks...More

9  Thank Cavan007
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 11 December 2012

This was the worse experience of santa of our lives !! When we arrived there was great supervised parking and very efficient staff at taking the entrance fee. We then had a 4 hour delay due to the long queues to see santa which had...More

5  Thank Avril m
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent tour, very informative tour guide, great experience. Eye-opening experience to learn about the life of miners. Well worth a visit.

Thank Mairead L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelled here with 2 young children. There is a small book and novelty shop on site along with a display of mining implements and a coffee shop. The tour itself takes approx 40 mins. The mine itself is a little cramped but not too bad....More

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ArignaMiningExperien, Receptionist at Arigna Mining Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to post your very kind and insightful review. We will be sure to pass your compliments to Michael.

Reviewed 1 week ago

had a wonderful visit on Monday 5th November. Many thanks to our guide, Gerry, himself an ex-miner, who really brought to life the daily experience of miners in the past and not so distant past. What a hard life it was! Well worth a visit.

Thank KatemacDublin
ArignaMiningExperien, Receptionist at Arigna Mining Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Kate, Thank you for taking the time to post such a kind review. We will be sure to pass on your comments to Gerry.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This little hidden gem is a must on your travels around Ireland, have been wanting to visit this museum for a while and delighted i finally did!! Great, fun and informative tour of the mines by a miner. Our guide was very nice & fun....More

Thank Sharon W
ArignaMiningExperien, Receptionist at Arigna Mining Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Sharon, Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind and insightful review. We are delighted that you had an enjoyable experience here at Arigna Mining Experience.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A thoroughly enjoyable and educational experience suitable for all ages and abilities. Our group had a wheelchair user and a toddler and both got round fine (with a small push up a slope here and there!) Gerry was a brilliant guide with a great sense...More

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ArignaMiningExperien, Receptionist at Arigna Mining Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time and leaving such a kind review... we shall pass all on to Gerry...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On our recent golf visit to Sligo we (18 of us) decided to visit the Arigna mines in Roscommon on a day away from golf and boy were we not disappointed.its a must of a visit.the views alone from outside the centre is worth the...More

Thank Buddy1961
ArignaMiningExperien, Receptionist at Arigna Mining Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a kind review on Arigna Mining Experience, we are delighted to hear that you and your group had such an enjoyable visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic tour by Gérard, a true miner who worked in the mine many years ago. His knowledge was second to none and all from first hand experience. We were caught for time and the staff arranged for us to do the tour before the scheduled...More

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ArignaMiningExperien, Receptionist at Arigna Mining Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write your very kind review on Arigna Mining Experience, we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us here. We will pass on your kind words to Gerry. Thank you.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a fascinating place we had Jimmy as our tour guide and he was amazing my 3 year old loved every minute of the tour and was even allowed help turn off the lights. Definitely a place we would go back too as every time...More

Thank Emma R
ArignaMiningExperien, Receptionist at Arigna Mining Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to post such a kind review on Arigna Mining Experience. We are delighted that you and your 3 year old had such an enjoyable visit. We will pass on your compliments to Jimmy. Thank you.

Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

We visited Arigna Mining Experience 5 days ago & thoroughly enjoyed the visit. Gerry, an former miner was our very knowledgeable, entertaining tour guide. He led us into the mine & explained all the processes in great detail but in layman’s language! The day to...More

Thank joang51
ArignaMiningExperien, Receptionist at Arigna Mining Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Joan, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are glad that you enjoyed your underground tour and time here at AME. We appreciate your feedback and you taking the time to leave us your thoughts. All of our tour guides here at...More

Reviewed 13 October 2018

This was a truly enjoyable and educational experience told by a former miner tour guide. We were able to imagine the terrible working conditions these men worked in. this tour was one of the highlights of our trip to Northern Ireland and I would recommend...More

1  Thank Glenn K
ArignaMiningExperien, Receptionist at Arigna Mining Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2018

Hi there, Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your underground tour. We appreciate all feedback and you taking the time to leave us your thoughts.

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Gillian T
1 August 2018|
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Response from mallaneym | Reviewed this property |
Normally you can just walk in. But if your travelling in a large party booking would be easier.
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ItsVer0nica
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Response from jackie f | Reviewed this property |
Arigna mines opens at 10 am , I’d say the first tour starts shortly after that if you go onto their website you’ll find all the info you need . It’s a must 👌
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RP8279
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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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