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Arigna Mining Experience

Arigna | Arigna, Roscommon, Ireland
+353 71 964 6466
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Definitely worth the trip

This was one of the most interesting places we have visited. Our tour guide worked in the mines and... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
eimati
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Close look at life in the mines

The incongruity between the absolutely gorgeous views from the top of this "mountain" and the... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Arigna | Arigna, Roscommon, Ireland
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

This was one of the most interesting places we have visited. Our tour guide worked in the mines and it was great to listen to him giving us an account of his working life in the mines. It was educational but also entertaining. He was...More

Thank eimati
ArignaMiningExperien, Receptionist at Arigna Mining Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

thank you so much! Glad the kids enjoyed it too...

Reviewed 27 August 2017

The incongruity between the absolutely gorgeous views from the top of this "mountain" and the miserable views from within in is stunning. In the Visitor Center you'll see displays portraying what coal mining life was like here from the 18th thru the 20th century. Much...More

Thank Quasimama
ArignaMiningExperien, Receptionist at Arigna Mining Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

-thank you very much for going to such length in giving such a kind and informative review. All guides had different jobs within the mine and maybe the next time around you might see a slightly different aspect to the work done...Every tour is unique!...More

Reviewed 25 August 2017

Our tour guide Gerry was a former miner in Arigna, and a more natural guide you couldn't meet as he imparted a steady stream of expert knowledge with an engaging wit and effortless charm. It was great to hear his first hand accounts of life...More

Thank koliaghain
ArignaMiningExperien, Receptionist at Arigna Mining Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

What a lovely review! Thank you so much - will pass it onto Gerry!

Reviewed 23 August 2017

This was an excellent educational visit conducted by a very good tour guide. He communicated his experience as a working miner in a clear and informative manner and was ready and willing to answer questions. This is an experience which should not be missed

Thank jamesd1852017
ArignaMiningExperien, Receptionist at Arigna Mining Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank you very much for your kind review. As all our guides are ex-miners they all have their own stories to tell which adds to the experience.

Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We had a small group of only 5 and it was really really interesting. Couldn't recommend this place enough. One of the old miners brought us down to the mines and he told us all about his own life in the mines, the accidents, life...More

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ArignaMiningExperien, Receptionist at Arigna Mining Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

So glad you enjoyed your visit to us and thank you for your kind review. As you know our guides are all ex-miners so they all have their own stories to tell some of which may not always be mining related but it all adds...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017

Arigna Mines is a hidden gem! Fascinating trip into the mine with excellent tour by ex-miners. Great value for money. Good facilities although we didn't stay for something to eat. Would recommend for family with teens for a wet day.More

Thank Corr6
ArignaMiningExperien, Receptionist at Arigna Mining Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit. Really glad you enjoyed your day. Our facility accomodates all weather with lovely views outside and an underground tour inside. If you visit again be sure to stop for something nice in our coffee shop...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Visited in August, 2017. Well worth a diversion from any planned itinerary. Tour guide brought underground experience to life with his amazing reflections on how hard life was when men mined by hand in the harshest conditions. 45 minutes underground. Really interesting to see the...More

Thank ReturntoDublin
ArignaMiningExperien, Reception at Arigna Mining Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thank you so much for your review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your underground tour and your time here at AME. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us your thoughts.

Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Visited Arigna Mines and were delighted to have Séamus as our guide and to learn that he had worked here made the tour so much more enjoyable. His stories and information on the Mines were very educational and enjoyed by all the family. Beautiful views...More

Thank John G
ArignaMiningExperien, Reception at Arigna Mining Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Hi John, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your underground tour. We will pass on your kind comments to Seamus. Having an ex-miner as your guide is definitely the gem...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Very interesting tour with our guide Gerry enjoyed by all great experience of how life was back then

Thank aidy2016
ArignaMiningExperien, Reception at Arigna Mining Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Hi there, Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your underground tour.

Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

This was certainly a place that I will never forget. From the moment we arrived it was amazing. The scenery outside of the mines is stunning. The staff were very friendly. The tour itself is absolutely brilliant. It is not often that you get brought...More

Thank AoifeMT
ArignaMiningExperien, Reception at Arigna Mining Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Hi Aoife, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your thoughts. We are glad that you enjoyed your time here at Arigna Mining Experience. Having an ex-miner as your guide is definitely the gem of our underground tour having their own...More

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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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