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Aillwee Caves

Category: Sightseeing + Tours

R480, (South of Ballyvaughan 3 miles), Ballyvaughan


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Aillwee Cave - The Burren - County Clare - Places to Visit in Ireland
While ultimately Aillwee Caves are just another showcave to visit, their location in the Burren makes them interesting enough for those not too immersed in spelunking. Granted the Burren is bizarre enough on the surface, but it can be truly breathtaking from below - some caves seem to be truly gigan...

Aillwee Cave is so much more than just another cave. It is an introduction to the geology of the Burren. A fun day out packed full of excitin...

Aillwee Cave was inhabited by animals for thousands of years prior to its discovery by man. The bones of a brown bear - see picture were found at Bear Haven, together with a series of shallow excavated pits. These may have been used as hibernation pits scraped out by bears. Bears have been extinct i...

Visit the Aillwee Caves, in County Clare, in the west of Ireland.
The Ailwee Caves must be seen when you visit Ireland, and are just a short scenic journey from the Waterf...

Aillwee Cave - Shannon - Ireland Travel Information Guide
The Burren in County Clare is a famous outcrop of limestone on the West coast of Ireland where, for millions of years, rain and rivers have intricately carved holes and caves. Of these, the Aillwee Cave near Ballyvaughan is the most spectacular. Among the oldest caves in Ireland, Aillwee was once ho...

Aillwee Caves@Everything2.com
s continued the exploration up to the point where a huge fall of boulders blocked the way (about 210 metres in). It has since been extended, and is one ...

Aillwee Caves- Ballyvaughan, Ireland - VirtualTourist.com
As mentioned previously, the cave tour takes about 30 minutes to walk. You are lead through the caves by an experienced guide who will point out areas of interest and will light the way as you go. 2 or 3 warnings for you: - At one point, seemingly deep underground, our guide warned us to stand perfe...

Aillwee Cave- County Clare - VirtualTourist.com
Ailwee cave in the Burren is carved out of limestone and was formed by melt waters long ago. It was discovered 1944 by a farmer and now is much comerzialized. There’s a sovenir and craft shop, a restaurant and a farm shop where cheese is made daily. You can only visit the cave with a guided tour tha...

Ballyvaughan Things to Do Tips by sabsi - VirtualTourist.com
Only a few miles outside Ballyvaughan there's Aillwee Caves. A farmer found these caves in the 1940s when his dog ran into one of the entrances. He kept quiet for around 30 years (amazing for an irishman!!) before he told anyone about what he found! Since then the cave has been made accessible for t...

Clare Places - Ailwee Caves
It was decided to extend the show cave as far as the Highway, some 350m in to the cave. To do this, two major problems had to be overcome. Cascade Chamber was bridged and then a safe route was made through the boulder fall. The resulting narrow tunnel is the only “man-made” section of the ...

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