To Do in Carrick on Shannon
Arigna Mining Experience, Carrick on Shannon
Fancy something different for the weekend trip with the family? Arigna Mining Experience in Arigna Co. Roscommon is the place for you. Associated with mining for around 400 years, Arigna became the first major power-generating station in Connaught, set up by the ESB in 1958. Now a popular tourist spot, the centre preserves the energy heritage of this area, and allows visitors an insight into coal mining life in the Arigna Valley from the 1700s until its closure in 1990. A typical visit includes a 45-minute underground tour and there is plenty to see and do for everyone. Other facilities include a gift shop, and coffee shop. Open all year round- 7 days a week. A truly remarkable experience and one the whole family will remember.
A unique underground tour in what was Irelands last working Coal Mine.
Discover and experience the fascinating life of an Irish coal miner. A unique underground tour in what was Ireland's last working coal mine. All tours are guided by ex-miners. Open 7 days, 12 miles from Carrick-on-Shannon.
Take this unique opportunity to walk underground through what was the last working mine in Arigna, and see how the coal was mined. Stroll through the exhibition area which traces 400 years of mining history in the area.
The tour takes about 45-55 minutes. Unique underground guided tour, Mountain walks/looped walks, gift shop, coffee shop, Visitor information point. Ideal for families and groups.Customer:
Adult €10 Child € 6 OAP/Student € 8
1 Adult & 2 Children € 20 1 Adult & 3 Children € 25
1 Adult & 4 Children € 30 1 Adult & 5 or 6 Children € 35
2 Adults & 1 Child € 22 2 Adults & 2 Children € 28
2 Adults & 3 Children € 33 2 Adults & 4 Children € 38
2 Adults & 5 or 6 Children € 44
Group Rate for 20+ Visitors € 6 each