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Address: Arigna, Roscommon, Ireland
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+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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Gerry our guide brought the mine to life

Fantastic experience. To be able to actually go into a mine with a former miner and ask questions on what life was like working there is a brilliant way to spend the afternoon... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
johnlally2015
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Dublin
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fantastic experience. To be able to actually go into a mine with a former miner and ask questions on what life was like working there is a brilliant way to spend the afternoon. Absolutely brilliant. Hats off again to Gerry

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the mine as we were in the area and saw several signs for it. The drive to it and the view of the valley itself was worth the trip out of our way. Our tour guide, Seamus, was very friendly and approachable, and it was very clear he could answer any question we may have and explain things... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Arigna Mining Experience. We are delighted that even by change you happened on us and that you found you visit and underground tour so enjoyable. We are so grateful to have the wonderful first hand knowledge of our tour guides and it is lovely that our visitors really appreciate... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited yesterday evening with my partner. Enjoyed the experience immensely and would definitely recommend. Our guide was Gerry, an ex worker of the mines and his tour was very informative and gave a genuine insight into the hard graft that was a part of every day for the miners. His knowledge of all things mine related ; science, history, geology,... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review us and we really appreciate your great comments on your visit to Arigna Mining Experience. i will be sure to pass on your review and recommendation to Gerry. Thank you for the feedback we always appreciate it. Regards Margaret More 

Monument, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As you enter, you will be amazed at what these miners had to endure, just to make a living, cramped crawspaces, dinly lite, if only by candles, at that time, no safely requirements, so danger was ever present. When they had lunch, it was right there on the spot, some carried battery lanterns,, 2/3miles into the mountain, at 4ft height,... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review you visit to us here at Arigna Mining Experience. Our tour guides and their knowledge are some of the highlights of the visitors time here at Arigna Mining Experience and their expertiese in all things coal mining is invaluable to us. Regards and thank you again for your very descriptive review of... More 

well travelled
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a mine that was worked up to modern times using old technology, where men crawled into tiny spaces, lying on their backs and cutting the rock in appalling conditions.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review us, we really appreciate that our visitors take the time and effort to do this. Regards and thank you Margaret More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recently visited Arigna Mines, we did the tour with Michael (I think) lovely man, he is an ex-miner, as are all the guides. It was really interesting to see the mines and to listen to Michael telling us about his experience working in the mines, it's nice to hear first hand from an ex-miner, rather than from someone learning from... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit and underground tour at Arigna Mining Experience. We are delighted that we are able to offer the first hand knowledge of our guides as part of our visitors experience. it is invaluable to us. I will pass on your kind and genuine comments to Michael i know he will appreciate... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very interesting tour of the mines by previous miner, Gerry, made it very interesting, as he had his own personal experiences and a knowledge of the mines and how everything worked. Tour was very interesting and a nice length. The mine is a little bit cold, so wear a jacket, and also quite damp, but a good trip on... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review us we really appreciate it and all the feedback is helpful to us. i will pass on your kind comments to Gerry your tour guide. Kind regards Margaret More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No pre-booking needed, open all year round. We loved this visit, the tour guide Jerry who was a retired miner gave us an excellent guided tour of the mines, he made it feel so real and gave us a fab insight to how life was like as a miner. Price is great value and staff so helpful. Well worth a... More 

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

Thank you very much. Great to see you having made it up to us on such a cold day too... will pass on the message to Gerry! More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Great tour given by Gerry, very interesting and friendly guy, he couldn't be friendlier. Great facilities in the centre

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Whistler, British Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Gerry was our tour guide and he was brilliant. Informed, funny and someone genuinely interested in his job. Couldn't recommend this more if you have an hour to spare.

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