Aillwee Cave, Ballyvaughan

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Navigate the prehistoric passages of Aillwee Cave, which features an underground river, waterfall, stalactites, and stalagmites. The cave was discovered in 1944 and opened to the public in 1992. Passageways stretch for more than 1 km (984 ft), with about 300 m (984 ft) available to visitors. See the remains of bears in what is considered the last bear den in Ireland. During your tour, you will pass 8,000-year-old formations. As one of the oldest caves in the country, the site even has some areas dating back more than 350,000 years. A visit to Aillwee Cave represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Ballyvaughan trip site to plot your vacation.
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  • Go on time so you can also make a mountain walk. Wijhebben FF quickly watched the Raptors and luckily still had the last cave tour
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  • How many chances do you get to be guided through a dark, geologically fascinating cave with a hilarious Irishman? Justin was a terrific guide!  more »
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  • Great day out for the whole family. Reasonable pricing together with Bird's of Pray Centre Show (takes about an hour) and Cave Tour (30min). Lovely tour guides and fun experience. Kids have the chance to get a picture holding a bird during the show. Plenty parking spots at both locations, also nice wee farm shop with great selection of local goods on site.
  • Although it is not the most spectacular cave, it's still worth a visit. The guide was very friendly and motivated and gave an interesting tour. Good with kids.
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