Aillwee Burren Experience

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Opening Times & Prices

A tour is approximately 45 minutes in length and tours depart regularly throughout the day.

The Cave is a constant 10 degrees Celsius/50 Fahrenheit

Appropriate clothing and footwear. The cave can be damp and pathways slightly slippy

Yes, pre booking  is advised prior to arrival.

No, all persons entering into Aillwee Cave is on a guided tour. There are no self guided tours permitted

Yes, children of all ages are permitted in the Cave. Please note that you can turn back if the child does not like it when you get to stop number 1. After stop number 1,  you will have to stay with the group for the remaining 4 stops. Buggies are not permitted in the cave as the pathways are too narrow.

Children aged 4 years and under are free of charge

Unfortunately, no the cave tour is not suitable for wheelchairs, buggies or walkers. The cave passageways are too narrow and there is a set of 24 steps within the tour.

The tour consists of 5 stops. Each stop highlights a different feature. You will also see how bears hibernated in Aillwee Cave. There are two bridges to cross and a set of 24 steps to descend within the tour. A circular route which is approximately 1 km in length.

Yes, this is what your ticket will cover and can be purchased online. We suggest a duration of approximately 2-3 hours for a visit to both attractions.

Yes, you can adopt some of our resident raptors online at 

Yes, carer’s go free of charge. Please mention it to the staff on arrival here and they will look after you.

Pets or animals of any nature (with the exception of guide dogs and hearing dogs) must be kept on a short leash at all times.  Pets or animals of any nature (with the exception of guide dogs and hearing dogs) are NOT Permitted into the Aillwee Cave or The Birds of Prey Centre.

Group rates are for 15 + adults. If you wish to book a group in please call the office on 065 7077036 or email

A Hawk Walk is a unique experience that allows you to learn all about the art of Falconry and what it entails. See roles reverse as you become the Bird Handler and the Falconer accompanies you. This is a 1 hour private experience for you.  The ticket also includes a guided tour of Aillwee Cave and a flying display in the Birds of Prey Centre.