Cave

Aillwee Cave

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Tips from locals

Lisa
July 20, 2022
A 45 minute guided tour travelling deep into the Ailwee mountain with great chasms to cross, a subterranean waterfall and the bones of an ancient now extinct Irish bear to see
Diarmuid
May 22, 2022
Has alot to offer with a cave tour and birds of prey,.
Sean
August 16, 2021
A fav spot for us as our children love the bird of prey experience!
Tommy
June 3, 2021
It forms part of the Aillwee Cave and Birds of Prey Centre attraction.The cave system consists of over a kilometre of passages leading into the heart of the mountain. It's features include an underground river and a waterfall as well as some large stalactites and stalagmites. The remains of bears can also be seen inside the caves.
Chris & Arlene
August 19, 2017
The cave system consists of over a kilometre of passages leading into the heart of the mountain. Its features include an underground river and a waterfall as well as some large stalactites and stalagmites. The remains of bears can also be seen inside the caves and allusions have been made to it being the last bear den in Ireland. The cave is typical of the Clare caves, consisting in the main of stream passage and ending in a sump. The general direction is east–west but turns due south some 600 metres (2,000 ft) into the cave. The cave is considerably older than most of the Clare caves and originally contained a large stream.
The cave system consists of over a kilometre of passages leading into the heart of the mountain. Its features include an underground river and a waterfall as well as some large stalactites and stalagmites. The remains of bears can also be seen inside the caves and allusions have been made to it bei…

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