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Take a tour underground in a disused coal tunnel with an ex-miner as your tour guide where you can see the narrowest coal seams in the western world. The visit to the museum includes a DVD presentation, an underground tour, and the museum with its exhibits and photographic exhibition.
With a coal mining heritage of over 400 years, Arigna is now a popular tourist spot. Gain an insight into coal mining life in the Arigna Valley from the 1700s until the closure of the mine in 1990.
A typical visit includes a 45-minute underground tour with an ex-miner as your tour guide. You will be brought to the mine’s coalface where the methods used to extract the coal are demonstrated. The authentic lighting and sound effects throughout the mine add to the reality of the experience.
There is also a DVD presentation, an exhibition area where local geology and the formation of coal deposits is explained and there is an excellent photo archive on show.
- The chance to explore Ireland’s last working coal mine
- A unique underground tour guided by an ex-miner
- DVD presentation tracing the mining heritage of the area
- A mining exhibition and photo archive
- A picturesque location, overlooking Lough Allen
Open Year Round
Daily 10:00 - 18:00
Closed: December 23 to 27 and January 1
Last Admission: Last tour at 17:00 daily
Approx. visit duration: 90 minutes minimum
Senior (aged 65+): €8.00
Student (with valid ID): €8.00
Child (aged 5-18): €6.00
Toddler (aged 0-4): Free
Family (2 adults & 2 children): €28.00
Family (2 adults & 3 children): €33.00
Family (1 adult & 2 children): €20.00
Family (1 adult & 3 children): €25.00
(General admission excludes special events days including 'Santa Underground' in December)
Other Useful Information
Leaflets and guided tours available in English, French and German.
DINING / REFRESHMENTS
Café on-site serving hot and cold snacks, light lunches and speciality coffees.
Gift shop selling local crafts, Irish themed souvenirs and mining, rock and mineral souvenirs.
Free car and coach parking on-site.
Fully wheelchair accessible with accessible toilets.
Group rates available (minimum 20 people). Pre-booking required.
ACCOLADES & AWARDS
- National Rural Tourism Award 2004
- Finalist in ‘The Marketing Institute NW Region’ 2004
- Public Sector Award of Excellence 2013
- TripAdvisor- Certificate of Excellence- Winner 2015
Arigna Mining Experience is located 19km from Carrick-on-Shannon - take the R280 road and then the L1001 to Arigna.
Best Ticket Prices
Buy 'Best Value' Tickets from Heritage Island's partner website.
Tickets valid for 365 days from purchase
No Booking Fees
and special rates for seniors, students, kids & families.
If you have a group enquiry for 10 or more people, you can contact us here.