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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. Using our online itinerary creator, Roscommon attractions like Arigna Mining Experience can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Corr6August 16, 2017
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 »
ReturntoDublinAugust 15, 2017
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 »
John GAugust 15, 2017
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 »
Eoin LallyJuly 5, 2017
Great place, very good as it gives you a feeling of how life was like foe the men and boys who worked there. Worth the visit. Also great scenery on the way up to it.
Austell HendersonJuly 6, 2017
The coal mine is not like the kind that are in Wales where they have a steel cage type lift that drops you deep into the ground. The entrance to this mine is at the side of the mountain at ground level, a bit like you see in films with gold mines in America. That said it is the real thing. You can see the coal seams between the rock layers and the tour guide explains from start to finish how the coal was dug out. There is a small visitors centre with a video on a flat screen TV telling the story about the mine and surrounding area while you wait for your tour to begin and a cafe. The carpark is large but the road into the centre is steep but wide with no height restrictions, but the public road between the village and mine entrance is a bit narrow and rough. There's one road nearby that my satnav was going to send me with a road sign saying that the bridge was unsafe for vehicles 😵 Theres electric lights in the mine but not very bright which makes it hard to get good photos.
Chris LottApril 11, 2017
Amazing views from outside the mine. A great tour guide and enlightening tour inside. Well worth a visit.
Dec NugentJune 6, 2017
Fantastic views over the surrounding countryside ,and good insight into the world of coal mining
Alan LaceyJune 24, 2017
Great tour very easy to get to great tour guide
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