Aillwee Caves

Aillwee Caves information

Location
Ballyvaughan & Around , Ireland
Address
off R480
More information
www.aillweecave.ie
Prices
combined ticket adult/child €16/9
Opening hours
10am-5pm, to 6.30pm Jul & Aug
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The caves were carved out by water some 2 million years ago. The main cave penetrates 600m into the mountain, widening into larger caverns, one with its own waterfall. 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 with captive hawks, owls and more, accessible on a joint ticket with the caves or as a standalone.

A shop sells the excellent locally produced Burren Gold cheese.