Ailwee Caves

Ailwee Caves are located in the heart of the Burren In County Clare. Forty minutes from both Galway and Shannon.


Perched high on its Burren terraced mountain side with what has to be one of the most spectacular views of Galway Bay. It is a must for all who find themselves in the area. Expert guides will accompany and inform you during your leisurely tour around the caves. The tour consists of a 30 minute stroll through the beautiful caverns – over bridged chasms, and ancient formations and alongside the thunderous waterfall. (Warning: the tour guides turn off the lights in the cave for a moment for you to see how dark it is and this could make some young explorers nervous!) You will also see the frozen waterfall and explore the now extinct brown bears bones (ursos arctos). Make sure you bring a baby carrier for babies and younger toddlers as the caves themselves are not stroller friendly.