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Aillwee Cave

Aillwee Cave
Co. Clare,
H91 AX26,
Phone: +353 65 707-7036
Fax: +353 65 707-7037

Local Information: Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare

About Aillwee Cave

  • Aillwee Cave

Perhaps Ireland's most famous caves, with visitors centre. You can take guided tours of the caves, and learn about the caves in the limestone rock of the Burren's karst landscape.

Ailwee Cave was formed by the glacial melt waters of an early ice age. The erosive power of the waters carved out an subterrainian river deep underneath Aillwee mountain. This river has subsided since the last ice age, leaving behind one of Ireland's most stunning caves.


Burren Birds of Prey Centre

The Centre is home to birds from all around the globe including falcons, hawks, owls, eagles and vultures. Each enclosure offers an opportunity to see, hear, and interact with these majestic creatures and learn about the ancient sport of falconry.


Getting There

Aillwee Cave is situated 10 minutes from the picturesque coastal village of Ballyvaughan, County Clare, on the R480 (Ballyvaughan - Corafin Road). Nearby towns include Galway (see map below), Ennis, Lahinch, Ennistymon Corafin and Lisdoonvarna.

Aillwee Cave Map

Note: Map is an approximate indication ONLY. Please contact Aillwee Cave for directions and precise location prior to your visit.

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