Aillwee Cave (County Clare) Reviews
Newest Review: ... you approach the Ailwee Cave it looks like just another hill. I suggest you drive to the top car park as it is a bit of a trek.! Upon entry there is a small gift shop and lovely cafe, upstairs is a potato bar(yes, only in Ireland!!!), here they make delicious baked potato's covered with every imaginable topping. Pretty soon a tour guide will call everyone to get ready to visit the cave. I had the misfortune of thinking that dragging my elderly clausterphobic mother down the cave with me was a good idea.... until we began the mile long walk into the cave through a small dark tunnel and she freaked out, screaming that she needed to get o... more
Customer Aillwee Cave (County Clare) Reviews (2)
by - written on 10/05/08 (Very useful, 75 readings)
A place of unimaginable scenery is the Burren in Co. Clare, Ireland, and nestled in amongst the craggy limestone landscape is a place of natural beauty called Ailwee Cave. The trip itself to the area is one of outstanding beauty, taking you alond the narrow winding roads of rural Ireland, however, the Burren itself is unmissable with its layers of limestone hills, naturally weathered through the years. When you approach the Ailwee Cave it looks like just another hill. I suggest you drive to the top car park as it is a bit of a trek.! Upon entry there is a small gift shop and lovely cafe, upstairs is a potato bar(yes, only in Ireland!!!), here ... Read the complete review
by - written on 04/10/07 (Very useful, 104 readings)
Having lastly written about a rock, Iím now going to write about a cave. This cave is Aillwee Cave which is in The Burren, which is north west of Limerick in Ireland. The Burren is effectively a very large rock that has been shaped by acid rain. This type of landscape is classified as Karst, and a feature of Karst landscapes is the evolution of underground caves / drainage systems. Aillwee Cave is one of these drainage systems, and is suspected to be one of the oldest caves in Ireland. The bit that you are taken around is the best part of a mile long and is pretty flat so not very strenuous. Also as you go around there are regular stops ... Read the complete review
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