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Step back in time…
The Arigna Mining Experience

Welcome to the Arigna Mining Experience, where we bring history to life, tell the story of Ireland’s coal mining industry and explore the themes of energy – past, present and future. At Arigna, we don’t just take you on a journey back in time, we also bring you underground!

A wealth of attractions waiting to be discovered.

Whether you’re making a special trip to visit our mining experience or you’re here to explore Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands, you’ll find so many things to see and do in this beautiful, unspoiled part of the country.

  • Great Experience

    “Visited the mine on a recent breakaway in Carrick on Shannon. Such a worthwhile experience and would definitely recommend a visit. The staff are such lovely welcoming people and Maurice gave a fantastic tour of the mine providing lots of interesting information as well as first hand accounts of his own mining work. Amazing to see the conditions that people endured. The views from outside the experience are breathtaking but can be viewed from the fabulous coffee shop inside also. Really enjoyed ourselves!”

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  • Thought Provoking and Educational

    “Very moving tour from our ex miner tour guide. We can’t even begin to imagine their true hardship endured in those terrible conditions. With a low life expectancy for many miners to realise our guide has lost many of his co workers and friends is a sobering thought.”

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  • Excellent

    “Brilliant and interesting tour with ex miner Gerry who was informative and friendly. Nice food in the cafe and lovely gift shop. Staff very good. Loads of parking and some outdoor seating as well as an area to walk around and admire the views. It is off the beaten track but well worth the effort and spin.”

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  • Highly recommended

    “Beautiful scenery, really nice coffee and gift shop. The tour is fascinating and Gerry made it a pleasure with his knowledge.”

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