Arigna Mining Experience

arigna mining experience

Arigna Mining Experience is a visitor centre and underground tour in Co. Roscommon celebrating the heritage of coal and copper mining in Ireland, dating from the 1700s up to the 1990s.

The Arigna Mining Experience will certainly appeal to those looking for a day out with a difference! The visitor centre is located in a beautiful scenic location overlooking Lough Allen. Now a popular tourist spot, this visitor centre preserves the mining heritage of this area and allows visitors an insight into coal mining life as it was in the Arigna Valley for centuries.

arigna mining experience

Join an Ex-Miner for a Tour!

The highlight of the visit is an underground tour with an ex-miner as your guide. Visitors are brought to the mine’s coal face where lighting and sound effects add to the reality of the experience. The visit to the museum includes access to an exhibit area where there is a DVD presentation and a wonderful authentic photographic exhibition. The centre is fully accessible and is an all-weather facility. It is an ideal day out for the family with a gift shop and coffee shop on site.

arigna mining experience

The Arigna Mining Experience and its world class tour is close to the borders of Sligo, Leitrim and Mayo. Carrick on Shannon, a popular spot for groups visiting from Ireland and overseas, is just a short distance away and Arigna Mining Experience can provide a unique and interesting day out in the area.

The Arigna Mining Experience visitor centre was opened in 2003 to celebrate the contribution made by this part of Ireland and also the people who worked the mines over its 300 year period.

arigna mining experience

The centre is open 10-5pm, seven days a week all year. Phone: 071-96-46466.

For families, don’t forget that you can come visit ‘Santa’ in his underground Grotto in December each year; check out the Arigna Mining Experience web site for more details.

School Tours

Arigna Mining Experience is a unique educational experience for children. On arrival, children can explore the exhibition area and then watch a short DVD which introduces the mine. Groups are taken on the 40 minute tour with an experienced ex miner. Arigna mine tour experience is suitable for Primary schools, Secondary level and Third level students.

Arigna Mining Experience

Co Roscommon

Ph: (071) 964 6466

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