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Arigna Mining Experience

  • Carrick-on-Shannon
  • Indoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Caves and Mines

Attraction Information

The Arigna Mining Experience and Energy Centre provides visitors with a unique insight into what coal mining life was like in the Arigna Valley, since its beginning in the 1700's until closure in 1990.

During the underground tour, visitors will experience what it was like to work in some of the narrowest coal seams in the western world. The tour which will last 45 minutes brings visitors to the coal face of the mine, where the methods used to extract coal are demonstrated. Lighting and sound effects in the mine, add to the authenticity of the underground experience.

A history tour presents the origins and history of the Arigna coal mines. It explores its impact on the local community, through a photo gallery and displays. The Renewable Energy Demonstrations can be viewed on site in the Centre, while the wind farms can be seen on the nearby Kilronan Mountains

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 18:00


Adults: €10.00, Seniors/Students: €8.00, Family: €28.00

Travel & Contact Information


Derreenavoggy, Arigna, Carrick-on-Shannon, County Leitrim, IE, null

Phone number

071 964 6466



Click here to visit Arigna Mining Experience's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Arigna Mining Experience has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, snacks are available.

Yes, Arigna Mining Experience is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Arigna Mining Experience have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Arigna Mining Experience has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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