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Address: Arigna, Roscommon, Ireland
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Santa at Arigna

Excellent experience, great value for money, if anything it's too cheap for what you get. Certainally It would cost twice as much in Dublin area. Adults get a nice gift also... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 December 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent experience, great value for money, if anything it's too cheap for what you get. Certainally It would cost twice as much in Dublin area. Adults get a nice gift also. Highly reccomend it, all the staff are really invested and only too willing to help and share their local and historic knowledge. Good entertainment before you join the queue... More 

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Thank bolanda
ArignaMiningExperien, Front Desk at Arigna Mining Experience, responded to this review

Thank you so much for leaving us a review from your experience of Santa Underground! We really appreciate your kind comments. All of the staff work very hard throughout the Christmas period to ensure that the experience is most enjoyable for both the children, but also the adults of course! We wish you a very merry christmas and a happy... More 

Galway, Ireland
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Went to see Santa in the Arigna Mines with my 2 toddler daughters at the weekend.. it was an excellent experience. They absolutely loved it. Santa was fantastic and the staff there were exceptional. There was also a little gift for the adults and the additional entertainment like Bozo the clown and Barney was fantastic. I would highly recommend this... More 

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

Hi, Thank you of your review of your visit to our 'Santa Underground' experience. We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed the experience as much as we the staff enjoy putting the event together. I would like to wish you and your family a very happy christmas and best wishes for 2017. Regards, Valerie More 

Kingscourt, Ireland
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Very well presented. Easy to find. Fantastic views across country side. Very interesting Guides who knew what they were talking about. They are Ex miners a very nice touch giving the personal touch to tour.

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ArignaMiningExperien, Front Desk at Arigna Mining Experience, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time out to leave us a review of your experience. We are so glad that it was a positive one! Each of our tour guides are indeed ex mines, and each of them have their own memories and stories from life in the mine. Best wishes, Management & Staff of AME More 

County Mayo, Ireland
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Travelled with family today to see Santa at his workshop, Huge transformation to see a festive fun filled attraction...Fred the Party professor and Bozo the clown are there to entertain children and they put on a great show. Easy to see they really know what they are doing here. bonus to meet Mrs. Clause and the head elf Sparkle Bright.... More 

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

Hi Caroline, Thank you for your review of our 'Santa Underground' experience. We are all delighted that you and your family enjoyed the event and hopefully you may get to return in Spring or Summer to experience the tour and to enjoy the spectacular landscape where we are situated. We wish you and your family a very happy christmas and... More 

Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

From the great scenes atop the mountains, to the friendly welcoming chat we had with the chef in the cafe, to the unique retelling of the Mining Experience from our guide, my partner and i had a great time at this place. The people here give you the genuine time of day to describe what life down in the mine... More 

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ArignaMiningExperien, Front Desk at Arigna Mining Experience, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us your kind review. We are glad your enjoyed your visit, and that you got a real feel for the Miners Life. The biggest gem of the tour is the fact that all of our tour guides are ex-miners, each with their own personal stories to tell. We appreciate you taking the time to give us... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Our tour guide was an ex-miner who had first had information about everything we needed to know. The dangers, the long days, the hard hard work. This place is a must-see attraction and the views of the scenic areas of Arigna, Lough Allen and Sliabh an Iarrann are so beautiful.

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Thank Fiona M
ArignaMiningExperien, Front Desk at Arigna Mining Experience, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your positive comments from your trip to the Arigna Mining Experience. We appreciate your feedback and we are delighted that you had such an enjoyable visit! Thank you once again. Best wishes, Management & Staff of AME More 

Ash, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

One of the wonderful things about this mining experience is you have a man who used to work here telling you about it. The mine has been closed for 26 years but when you enter it you can imagine the miners have just gone home. The guides are only to willing to answer any questions you have about life in... More 

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ArignaMiningExperien, Front Desk at Arigna Mining Experience, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit, and that the Miner's life made such an impression on you. It's hard to believe that the mines only closed in 1990, but it means that we can still hear the incredible stories right from the mouths of our ex-miner guides. Kind regards,... More 

Livermore, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

My husband and I enjoyed this experience. We learned a lot about the history of the mine and mining in Ireland in general. The guide, Gerry, had been a miner at Arigna mine and he included his experiences which made the tour take on a more personal feel. The video was informative. Good displays of equipment and fossils. I would... More 

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ArignaMiningExperien, Front Desk at Arigna Mining Experience, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us your review on your trip to Arigna Mining Experience! We are glad that you had an enjoyable visit. All of our tour guides are ex miners which means our visitors are lucky enough to be told their stories as first hand experience! it is certainly the gem of the tour. Thank you and kind regards,... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Visited Arigna with my husband, parents and our 8 month old in October. This was really enjoyable, very knowledgeable tour guide who had worked in the mines himself. Great set up with the little museum and the tour down the mines. He took care to check my little fella was ok and warned us for a piece with simulated explosion... More 

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ArignaMiningExperien, Front Desk at Arigna Mining Experience, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are delighted that you had an enjoyable experience, and took the time to leave us such positive comments. All of the staff here at AME work hard to ensure that each and every one of our visitors (big and small!) are taken care of and enjoy their experience, so we really... More 

Union, Kentucky
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

My husband and I visited on 11/7/16. Our guide was Gerard, who was very knowledgeable and informative. You watch a 15 min. video first, then go on the 45 min. your. You really get a feel for the tough life miners had.

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ArignaMiningExperien, Front Desk at Arigna Mining Experience, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your tour and experience of a Miner's life. They certainly did have a tough life, but it makes us appreciate our own lives that little bit more! Best wishes, Management & Staff of AME More 

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