Arigna Mining Experience
Arigna Mining Experience information
Ireland's first and last coal mine (1600s to 1990) is remembered at the Arigna Mining Experience, set in the hills above Lough Allen. The highlight is the 40-minute underground tour, which takes you 400m down to the coal face and includes a simulated miniexplosion. Tours are led by ex-miners who really bring home the gruelling working conditions and dangers.
Wear warm clothing and sturdy shoes as it can be cold and muddy. It's 23km northeast of Boyle.