There are show caves all over the UK and Ireland, some are run very well and some are just ok. But Aillwee is something completely different. The Cave has been a visitor attraction for decades now and where as the Cave itself may not have changed much in that time, the attraction and it's great team of staff have endeavoured to make sure that Aillwee Cave is not only one of the best show caves and attractions in Ireland but also one of Europe's biggest attractions.
Due to various reasons I was lucky enough to visit the site on three separate occasions and no matter what time you come, the Burren remains a very magical place. Christmas is an exceptionally good time to visit Aillwee Cave as the Christmas period the Cave in fact the whole site is decorated very cleverly in Christmas festiveness called Santa's Workshop.
Located in the heart of the Burren in County Clare. Forty minutes from both Galway and Shannon. Perched high on its Burren terraced mountain side with what has to be one of the most spectacular views of Galway Bay. It is a must for all who find themselves in the area.
The Burren is a place full of wonder, beauty and discovery. Let the staff at Aillwee Cave welcome you to the dramatic underworld of this area. Expert guides will accompany and inform you during your leisurely tour. The tour consists of a 30 minute stroll through the beautiful caverns - over bridged chasms, under weird formations and alongside the thunderous waterfall which sometimes gently sprays the unsuspecting visitor!