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Reviewed 31 January 2020

This a great place to visit and understand how difficult the work of coal miners was. Our guide, Gerry, gave a fantastic description of how the mine operated in the years before it's closure. He was a "mine" of information if you pardon the pun. Definitely worth making a detour even if it's not on your route when exploring the midlands/west region of Ireland.

Date of experience: January 2020
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ArignaMiningExperien, Receptionist at Arigna Mining Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2020

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Reviewed 30 January 2020

Putting on a hard hat and in the company of an ex-miner, we were brought into the heart of a mountain to see how coal was extracted. The guide knew his stuff and had a sense of humor. It is no longer cramped or dingy, now lit it still was something I had never done before. They have a cafe and the view from the carpark outside is stunning and well worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2019
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ArignaMiningExperien, Receptionist at Arigna Mining Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2020

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Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your underground tour and time here at AME. We appreciate your feedback.

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Reviewed 21 January 2020

Really impressive tour around the 400 year old Arigna Mining Experience which only stopped mining activities 30 odd years ago. It takes you through original mining galleries and you seeing the difficult conditions the miners had to work in.

Date of experience: September 2019
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ArignaMiningExperien, Receptionist at Arigna Mining Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2020

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Reviewed 19 January 2020 via mobile

A fascinating insight into coal mining in rural Ireland and its impact on social history. Our guide Gerry worked there until 1984 and brought the mine to life in the process of coal mining but also the sheer hard work of the boys and men who were miners. Well recommend a visit, and enjoy the lovey view with a coffee or lunch in the nice cafe.

Date of experience: January 2020
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ArignaMiningExperien, Receptionist at Arigna Mining Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2020

Hi there,
Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your underground tour. All of our guides here are ex-miners which is the gem of our underground and we are delighted that this stood out for you. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us your feedback.

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Reviewed 18 January 2020

We popped in to this centre on our way back from Lough Rynn Castle. Very well signposted! Very reasonable entry price of €10 per adult for a tour nearly an hour long. Tour was excellent-informative, interactive, personal, informative etc all guides were former miners here and that added a great sense of authenticity. Also our guide was very witty and made a huge effort to include all members of the group making connections to practises in other countries. The gift shop had lots of items and was not overly priced. Food was DIVINE!!! All homemade and sooo fresh! Toilets were immaculate! The tour is fully wheelchair accessible too. Really enjoyed our trip here and have been telling lots of friends to go see for themselves!

Date of experience: January 2020
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ArignaMiningExperien, Receptionist at Arigna Mining Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2020

Hi there,
Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your underground tour. All of the staff here at AME work hard to ensure all our visitors have an enjoyable experience and it is reviews like this that make it worthwhile. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us your feedback. Once again, thank you.

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