Aillwee Caves information
Send the kids underground. The main cave here penetrates 600m into the mountain, widening into larger caverns, one with its own waterfall. The caves were carved out by water some two million years ago. Near the entrance are the remains of a brown bear, extinct in Ireland for more than 10,000 years.
Often crowded in summer, the site has a cafe, and a large raptor exhibit has captive hawks, owls and more. A shop sells the excellent locally produced Burren Gold cheese.