Welcome to the Arigna Mining Experience

Arigna Mining Experience center  was developed to preserve the energy heritage of the Arigna Valley and to ensure that Arigna maintains its link with Energy themes: Past, Present & Future.

This Energy Centre provides visitors with a unique insight into what coal mining life was like in the Arigna Valley, since its beginning in the 1700's until closure in 1990.

Santa Underground dates -2015

Sunday 29th November - Saturday 5th December 
Sunday 6th December - Saturday 12 December
Sunday 13th December - Saturday 19th December 
Sunday 20th December - Tuesday 22nd December
11.00 a.m. - to - 5.00 p.m. each day.



Arigna Mining Experience welcomes its 200,000 visitor
June 2014

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Cancellation policy: full refund will only apply to cancellation up to one week in advance of visit
Contact us

Tel: 071 96 46466

Find Us

Arigna, Carrick-on-Shannon Co.Roscommon
GPS co-ordinates: N54 deg 4.460º W8 deg 7.294°
Loc 8 code: F4D-14-C94

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Underground Experience

During the underground tour, visitors will experience what it was like to work in some of the narrowest coal seams in the western world. The tour which will last 45 minutes brings visitors to the  coal face of the mine,  where the methods used to extract  coal are demonstrated.  Lighting and sound effects in the mine, add to the authenticity of the underground experience.

Exhibition Space

Local geology and the formation of coal deposits are explained in our exhibition area, as is the history of energy production.

The exhibition also explains the concepts and operation of different renewable energy systems. Some of these systems can then be viewed in operation in the Energy Centre Building and on the nearby wind farms.

A history tour presents the origins and history of the Arigna coal mines. It explores its impact on the local community, through a photo gallery & displays. The Renewable Energy Demonstrations can be viewed on site in the Centre, while the wind farms can be seen on the nearby Kilronan Mountains

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