Arigna Mining Experience

Attraction in Co. Roscommon

Arigna Mining ExperienceArigna 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. 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. 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.

Author's Review

All though like your children, you shouldn’t actually have any favourites, however, this particular attraction is a personal favourite of mine and one of the attractions that holds special memories in my heart. Upon your arrival, just park your car and take in the spectacular views of the Arigna Valley and the lough that sits within it. The staff and all team members here at Arigna Mine are not only really friendly, but really knowledgeable within their field and the tours really do leave you with the sense of satisfaction that everything you’ve seen and heard during your tour brings you total value for money. I think this is very much helped by the fact that all of the tour guides are ex miners themselves and there isn’t anything that these guys don’t know about this mine and the very hard job that they would of undertook 6 days a week.

 

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Derreenavoggy, Arigna,
Nr Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Roscommon, Ireland

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