One of Ireland’s unique attractions

The Arigna Mining Experience appeals to those looking for a day out with a difference. The visitor centre preserves the energy heritage of this area and gives an insight into coal mining life as it was in the Arigna Valley for centuries.

With a former miner as your tour guide, the visit includes a DVD presentation, a photographic exhibition, an exhibit area and a tour to the mine’s coal face where lighting and sound effects add to the experience.

The Arigna Mining Experience is a fully accessible, all-weather facility. It is close to Sligo, Leitrim and Fermanagh.

  • The chance to explore Ireland’s last working coal mine
  • A unique underground tour guided by an ex-miner
  • DVD presentation tracing the mining heritage of the area
  • A mining exhibition and photo archive
  • A picturesque location, overlooking Lough Allen
Open Daily Year Round

Open Daily Year Round

See the website for opening times.


Admission Rates Apply

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Useful Information

Check out their range of facilities, services, accessibility, and other useful information.

LANGUAGES: Leaflets and guided tours available in English, French and German.

DINING / REFRESHMENTS: Café on-site serving hot and cold snacks, light lunches and speciality coffees.

SHOPPING: Gift shop selling local crafts, Irish themed souvenirs and mining, rock and mineral souvenirs.

PARKING: Free car and coach parking on-site.

ACCESSIBILITY: Fully wheelchair accessible with accessible toilets.

GROUPS: Group rates available (minimum 20 people). Pre-booking required.


Getting There

19km from Carrick-on-Shannon (R280), 40km from Sligo (R284),
55km from Enniskillen,
145km from Galway (via Boyle)

Map Location: 54.077550, -8.120751
Contact Arigna Mining Experience

Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Roscommon, Ireland


Eircode: N41 YP78
T: +353 (0)71 964 6466
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