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Address: Arigna, Roscommon, Ireland
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Excellent day out!

Took a trip here on Saturday. Great afternoon out. Very informative made more personal by the fact it was a ex miner doing the tour. Great for old and young and nice coffee shop... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 October 2016
Karen I
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Great to have local guides who used to actually work on the mines, and before the trip started there was a lovely café in the place with fresh homemade cakes and buns. We had to make an emergency pee break with my young son mid tour, and the guide was good enough to arrange to bring us back in to... More 

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

Thank you for leaving us such a positive review on your trip to Arigna Mining Experience. We are delighted that you enjoyed your tour. Our number one priority are our visitors, so we are glad that your tour guide took care of you and brought you back into the mine to see the ending of the tour! Thank you and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Took a trip here on Saturday. Great afternoon out. Very informative made more personal by the fact it was a ex miner doing the tour. Great for old and young and nice coffee shop at the end. Good value for money too.

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

We are very happy that you enjoyed your visit and underground tour of Arigna Mining Experience. We are so lucky that our tour guides are all ex-miners who have first hand knowledge of the coal mining here in Arigna. we appreciate you taking the time to review us. regards and thank you again. More 

dublin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Went with some friends to Arigna ,great experience into the underground world of Irish mining for coal.All ex miners doing the tour and very professional.when we excited the sun was shining over lough Allen and the whole vista was out of this world fantastic.dont miss out

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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 so lucky to have the group of ex-miners who take our visitors on their underground tour of the coal mine. We enjoy the spectacular views everyday and are so lucky to work where they are right outside our frond door. Regards and thank you... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

went here on a friday to do a tour. before you even enter the building enjoy the amazing views (picture attached). tour was 10euro and worth every penny. Our tour guide was an ex miner which just adds to the realness of the tour. our guide was Jimmy and he was brillant. Told us of all his experiences in the... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us so highly after your visit to Arigna Mining Experience. We are delighted that you thoroughly enjoyed your visit to the area and more specific to the coal mine. We are very fortunate to have our tour guides that are ex coal miners who all have previous experience of working... More 

Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

I was skeptical this would be worth the time to get here. I was wrong. It was a wonderful tour, and very educational. Our tour guide had actually worked in this mine and that made all the difference. It was well worth the admission price. Highly recommended.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a very nice review! Good to know of your conversion... Kind regards, Anke More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We visited the Arigna Mining Experience today and thoroughly enjoyed it. The location is on top of a mountain with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. Our guide Jimmy (an ex miner in this mine) gave us a very interesting and entertaining account of life in Ireland's most famous coal mine. You are brought down the mine where the process... More 

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

Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted that you rated your visit as such a memorable experience. We will pass your compliments on to Jimmy. Kind regards, Anke More 

Evergreen, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

A fascinating tour lead by informative guides who actually worked the coal mines before it closed. Provides an appreciation of the dreary hardships involved in this difficult manual labor. Well presented so that you could see the process of digging out the narrow seams and the hazards it presented to the workers. Makes you count your blessings that this life... More 

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

Thank you for your detailed review - yes our guides really do know what they are talking about! Nice to see that being appreciated... Kind regards, Anke More 

Roscommon, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Brilliant place to visit .A must see if touring.Staff very pleasant and informative. It explores lives lived with their own difficulty and hardships experienced. Your right there with them so so many years ago .Compared to now our life for many is relatively easy.They explore the many dangers they faced on a daily basis.How they had to crawl on their... More 

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

Thank you very much for your review. Nice of you to take the time and to recommend us so highly... Kind regards, Anke More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Visited yesterday with an almost four-year-old and an 11 - month old. Thoroughly enjoyed it, from the fascinating photos in the exhibition area to the tour guide who had worked in the mines and not forgetting the amazing chocolate cake devoured as we waited for our tour to start. Quite frankly I am surprised that people are complaining about the... More 

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

Hi Siobhan, we will pass on your compliments to Michael, he'll be very happy to hear them! Thank you so much for all your kind comments and for taking the time to leave your review, we very much appreciate it. Delighted you enjoyed your visit. Regards and thanks, Sinead More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Fascinating tour guided by an ex miner called Gerry who was very witty and informative. Small gift shop and coffee shop on site. The views from the car park are fantastic. Tour lasts about 45 mins.Only complaint was that it was poorly signposted from Carrick-on-shannon. Had to stop twice to check i was on the correct route.

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

Hi, many thanks for taking the time to leave us your review. Gerry especially will be very happy to hear your kind comments. I'll be passing on your experience of the sign posting from Carrick, we appreciate the feedback, and gives us an opportunity to improve. Kind regards, Sinead More 

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