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Arigna Mining Experience

Arigna | Arigna, Roscommon, Ireland
+353 71 964 6466
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interesting visit

The Arigna mine was well worth a visit. Having lived in Ireland since 1973 but educated elsewhere I... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2014
bet1920
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Dublin, Ireland
Arigna Mines

The tour of the mines was excellent and led by a former miner (unfortunately I cannot now remember... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2014
Mary R
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Dublin, Ireland
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Arigna | Arigna, Roscommon, Ireland
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Reviewed 21 September 2014

The Arigna mine was well worth a visit. Having lived in Ireland since 1973 but educated elsewhere I was totally unaware that coal was ever mined in Ireland. The DVD showing how the coal was mined was excellent as was the guide. The fact that...More

Thank bet1920
Reviewed 7 September 2014

The tour of the mines was excellent and led by a former miner (unfortunately I cannot now remember his name but he had worked for nine years in the mines as had his family before him so perhaps he will recognise himself!). He made it...More

Thank Mary R
Reviewed 6 September 2014

The Arigna Mines have been on my to-visit list for a long time and I was not disappointed when I finally got to tour them. Our guide worked in the mines from the age of 14 years old up until they closed in the late...More

Thank DavidHabsburg
Reviewed 4 September 2014

A gem of a tour. Real former coal miners recount their time spent in the mines. Our tour guide, Seamus really brought to life the toil and struggle of each day in the mine. An amazing history, well told. Definitely one for the whole family

Thank Liz H
Reviewed 1 September 2014

Thanks to Michael our guide we got to experience a little of what it was like to be a miner in Arigna. A special thanks to him because we arrived at 5pm just as he was packing up to go home but he got his...More

Thank Noirin60
Reviewed 24 August 2014

Went on the 2.15 tour today (24th Aug). I would just like to thank the guide. He made it so real and was so kind to us. The mine and surroundings are well kept and set up, but the guide made the experience like no...More

1  Thank topdogspgs
Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

This was a very enjoyable experience, fascinating step back in time, and was guided through the mine by an ex miner who really knew his stuff and was able to answer every question, and he was an absolute gentleman, but unfortunately the numbers in tour...More

Thank Pat W
Reviewed 22 August 2014

Five of us - two adults and three teenagers did the tour on Tuesday last. We all thoroughly enjoyed it and found it fascinating. Our tour guide was brilliant and because he was an ex-miner himself he could explain in detail the workings of the...More

Thank BerWex1
Reviewed 10 August 2014

This was a fascinating day out and made more interesting by having someone who had worked there for 15 years as our guide. It was an excellent experience and I would highly recommend it to anyone. I would definitely go back there next time I...More

1  Thank HelenC1002013
Reviewed 9 August 2014

Brought a group of 15 cub scouts along for a tour of the arigna mines as part of our annual camp in Lough Key. A very interesting tour which was set apart from the rest by the guide who was a an ex miner from...More

1  Thank sean c
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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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