Discover the dramatic underworld of this unique landscape with a 35 minute guided tour through beautiful caverns, over bridged chasms, under weird formations and alongside the thunderous waterfall which sometimes gently sprays the unsuspecting visitor. Marvel at the frozen waterfall and explore the hibernation chambers of the long extinct brown bears.
Visit the Birds of Prey Centre, home to one of the largest and most varied collection of Birds of Prey in Ireland including Eagles, Falcons, Hawks, Owls, and Vultures. Expert bird handlers, audio guides and information boards provide detailed information on all these raptors. Daily flying displays provide a rare opportunity to see many of these wonderful birds in dramatic free flight.
Be sure to taste the award-winning farmhouse cheese from the Farmshop at Aillwee Cave too! You may even be lucky enough to see the cheese maker at work.
Open Daily Year Round
Late opening July and August 10:00-18:30
N.B End of November and all of December mornings only
Admission Prices 2018
Family Tickets: €44.00/€50.00
LANGUAGES: Information leaflets available in German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Polish and Irish.
Audio guides available in English.
DINING / REFRESHMENTS: Cafe serving soups, sandwiches, hot meals, home baking and a range of hot beverages along with wine and Irish Coffee.
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.
ACCOLADES & AWARDS
Located just 4km from Ballyvaughan, one hour from Shannon Airport or Galway City and just 90 minutes from Limerick City.
Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, Ireland
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