Arigna Mining Experience

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Arigna Mining Experience information

Location
Boyle & Around , Ireland
Address
Derreenavoggy
Telephone
+353 71 964 6466
More information
www.arignaminingexperience.ie
Prices
adult/child €10/6
Opening hours
10am-6pm, tours hourly
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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.