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Address: Arigna, Roscommon, Ireland
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 November 2016
MargaretShanghai
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Union, Kentucky
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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 

Sligo, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

An excellent tour. Short and sweet, no waffle, just facts and a wonderful exposure to the life of a mine worker. Our tour guide Seamus was excellent! Kids loved it too.

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

Hello and thank you for leaving us your kind review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit, and that you found the tour informative and worthwile. All of our tour guides are ex-miners, sharing first hand accounts of what life was like in the coal mines. We will make sure to let Seamus know that you and your... More 

sligo Ireland
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

My family visited here yesterday- Seamus was the guide for our tour and was very informative. Tour is very interesting and its definitely worth the journey. The fact that the guide actually worked in the mines gives you a true understanding of how difficult the job and conditions were- I wouldn't have lasted 1 day there!!! Our 5 year old's... More 

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

We are gald that you made the journey to visit us here at AME! Thank you for your review. We very much appreciate such kind comments as all of the staff and management here work extremely hard to ensure you have the most enjoyable experience. We will also let the staff in the café know that you enjoyed your grub!... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We went there for the day. Our guide was a man by the name of Gerry Cullen (ex-miner). The tour was excellent and very informative. Also they have a nice souvenir shop and a small café (place to eat).

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

We are so glad that you enjoyed your tour and visit to the museum. Thank you for taking the time out of your day to give us your feedback! Best wishes, Management & Staff of AME More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

A very interesting place to visit the tour through the mine by seamus was brilliant and very informative this is definitely a place to visit not to be missed

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

Thank you for your positive review on Arigna Mining Experience. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit and we will let Seamus know you enjoyed it also! Kind regards, Management & Staff of AME More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Our two friends and ourselves visited on Monday 31st October and found this a great place as a visitor attraction ... Very informative and factual and actually eye opening that humbled us all due to the nature of the work that was undergone down this mine ... Hard work for the men that worked there indeed ... Well worth a... More 

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

Hi there, Thank you for leaving us such lovely comments! We are delighted that you had anb enjoyable visit. The miners did indeed endure some tough conditions, it certainly is an eye-opener! We will also be sure to pass on your kind comments to Seamus! Best wishes, Management & Staff of AME More 

Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The tour guide was a miner, who had worked in the mine for 10 years before it closed. He made it feel to me as if we were back in the 1950s. His knowledge of he pit and its workings made the visit so special. The layout of the museum and the interaction on their computers was excellent. So much... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review. You are correct, there is a massive amount of time and effort put into the museum to ensure that the experience is the best that it can be for each and every one of our visitors. It is very rewarding for us all when we recieve such positive feedback from our visitors who enjoyed... More 

Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Arigna Mining Experience in Co Roscommon is well worth a visit. Fantastic guide Michael who was a miner himself. Really good photo and exhibition area. Michael was very entertaining as well as informative - an insight into how hard these men worked in the mines. Views over Lough Allen are fantastic.

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

Thank you for leaving us such a lovely review. All of the management and staff here at AME work very hard to ensure that all of our visitors have an enjoyable day out. We will let Michael know of your kind comments! Once again, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us your thoughts! Kind regards, Management and Staff... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Very interesting, a great way to spend a couple of hours when it's raining, fantastic view from the lovely little cafe.

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

Thanks for taking the time to leave us your positive review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit! Kind Regards, Management and staff of AME More 

Meath, Ireland
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The views over Lough Allen are reason enough to visit and enjoy a picnic but the tour really is something special. Make sure to make enough time to explore the exhibits in the waiting area including the wonderful videos of local experiences recalling what life in a mining village was truly like. While it was the men of the village... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review. All of the tour guides and staff work very hard to ensure you have a pleasant experience on your visit, so we are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your visit. We will pass on your comments to Michael - we're sure he will also be delighted to hear them! Thank you and... More 

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