Arigna Mining Experience, Roscommon

At Arigna Mining Experience, you can learn about the valley's coal mining legacy from the 1700s through 1990. This museum is meant to preserve this land and its people's connection to energy sources, and show how this connection has shaped the region and its culture. View artifacts from 400 years of local mining before taking a guided tour of the underground site from an actual miner. Plan to visit Arigna Mining Experience during your County Roscommon vacation using our convenient County Roscommon day trip planner.
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  • Arigna Mines is a hidden gem! Fascinating trip into the mine with excellent tour by ex-miners. Great value for money. Good facilities although we didn't stay for something to eat. Would recommend for ...  more »
  • Visited in August, 2017. Well worth a diversion from any planned itinerary. Tour guide brought underground experience to life with his amazing reflections on how hard life was when men mined by hand i...  more »
  • Visited Arigna Mines and were delighted to have Séamus as our guide and to learn that he had worked here made the tour so much more enjoyable. His stories and information on the Mines were very educat...  more »
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  • The tour was given by a charming individual Jimmy! He had mined Arigna and this made the tour very special, it was extremely interesting to hear a first hand account. He was also extremely clear and made sure we all understood his explanations. He was also a bit of Craic and made us laugh with anecdotes and jokes!
  • Stumbled across this attraction. I was really surprised at how good this four was. Ring hosted by the last remaining miners makes this tour authentic. I would really recommend this visit if you are in the area.
  • Great experience, we really enjoyed it. The guide worked in the mine, so we got firsthand information and that made the tour even more vivid than any video or museum. Fantastic!!
  • Very enjoyable and informative. Highly recommend for the views alone. Well worth a visit. The little cafe is nice too and very reasonable
  • Incredible experience. Tour guide ex coleminer. Life was rough & tough on all miners & families.

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Where to stay in County Roscommon

There aren't many towns in County Roscommon, so be sure to outline your accommodation options before you arrive. If you're touring the region rich in megolithic sites, seek out lodging in Boyle or Roscommon Town. Both of these offer hotels and guesthouses, though Boyle is better known for its small collection of charming bed and breakfasts. Camping in the countryside is also a viable option in this region.
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