Cave Tour, Birds of Prey, Cheesemaking

A warm welcome awaits everyone at this Multi Award Winning destination attraction. Aillwee is simply unmissable when in The Burren and Co Clare!

Explore the Aillwee site and unlock many secrets of The Burren through unique underground and overground experiences.

Be educated, engaged and entertained on your day out at Aillwee Burren Experience!

Accompany our guides to the surprising Aillwee Burren underworld, unlocking an intriguing timeless story.

Closely appreciate the silent and majestic Birds of Prey @Aillwee. Daily interactive Flying Displays reveal varied Raptor species that delight and excite.

The Farm Shop @Aillwee is a ‘Hidden Gem’. Watch and witness traditional, sustainable farmhouse methods used in creating the unique, Award Winning Burren Gold Cheese. Indulge in the tasty rewards of our Burren Gold Cheese, traditionally made and matured from twelve weeks right up to two years!

For the Adventurer, Foodie & Explorer in you, discover it all at Aillwee Burren Experience.

Visit & get your #aillweeadventure underway.

Enjoy an accessible, easygoing hike through the mature, eight-acre, native Holly, Ash and Hazel Woodland @ Aillwee. This unique landscape comes to life as you and your family explore the self-guided Biodiversity Walk. Discover lots from terrific trees to amazing animals, gorgeous geology to fabulous flowers!

  • Beautiful waterfalls and incredible cave formations
  • Birds of Prey in dramatic free flight against the backdrop of the Burren landscape
  • The chance to get up-close to raptors from Ireland and all over the world
  • The opportunity to hone your archery skills and learn how to make fire
  • Taste the award winning Burren Gold Cheese

Open Daily Year Round

Please visit the website for current opening dates and times



Rates Apply

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Useful Information

SHOPPING: Gift Shop and Farm Shop selling crafts, gifts, clothing, accessories, books and food.

PARKING: Free car and coach parking.

ACCESSIBILITY: The Caves are not wheelchair accessible. The Birds of Prey Centre and all other buildings are fully accessible.

GROUPS: Group rates available (minimum 15 people). Pre-booking required.

WI-FI: Free Wi-Fi available in the Aillwee Cave Access building.


  • Failte Ireland Employer Excellence – Outstanding Employer 2024 awarded
  • Emerald Status from the Geopark – The company has been awarded an ‘Emerald’ status for their Code of Practice actions. These include energy consumption, waste management, green purchasing, and through their support and engagement with the local community, for example supporting school and sports clubs and engaging in regular clean-ups. Awarded 2024
  • Best of Clare awards -Bronze award – awarded 2024
  • Cheese award – bronze from cais awarded 2024
Getting There

Located just 4km from Ballyvaughan, one hour from Shannon Airport or Galway City and just 90 minutes from Limerick City.

Map Location: 53.089128, -9.143667
Contact Aillwee Burren Experience

Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, Ireland

Eircode: H91 AX26
T: +353 (0)65 707 7036
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