The Burren Region

Aillwee Burren Experience

We are family business, recognize that we have an important role to play in protecting and enhancing the physical & cultural environment both generally and locally in the Burren Region.

We have sustained, since 1976 a sound tradition of welcoming to, educating about and interpreting the Burren Region personally for our diverse groups of visitors.

We along with our full time employed staff achieve this year-round – underground through fully guided cave tours and overground through narrated Flying Displays and Cheesemaking Demonstrations and also one to one hawk walks.

For us, being members of the Burren Ecotourism Network acknowledges the great work laid down by the generation that came before us and, as the number of stakeholders within the Burren Region grows, strengthens the common goals between all of passing on the values shared to us by our parents on to our children.


To finish off your visit to Aillwee, don’t forget to soak up the amazing views of Galway Bay from the terraced hillside or even get lost in the Hazel Woodland. A family day out, a great date idea, a day trip, a coffee stop or a great place for a walk to connect back with nature. Aillwee is the place for you.

Time spent with us, underground and overground, continues to delight, engage, inform and inspire all our visitors into the 21st century

For three generations our families, together with your families have been:

  • Learning through the 1970’s
  • Building through the 1980’s
  • Enhancing through the 1990’s
  • Sharing through the 2000’s

A family day out, a solo trip, a day trip, adventure seekers, a coffee stop or a place for a walk to connect back with nature. Aillwee captures the attention of all ages.

It is you, our visitors, who keep us all busy at Aillwee Burren Experience. We endeavour to be Burren Ambassadors, interpreting and sharing both the underground cave system and our overground experiences and attractions. Through you, we have been allowed to remain a popular, regenerative, ever-evolving site for nearly fifty years.


We thank you for spending time with us and hope that you will return here and to The Burren in the Future.

Fáilte go Aillwee!