Aillwee Caves Events

Aillwee Caves Events

For a fun family event day out, why not try the magnificent Aillwee Caves in the heart of the Burren, close to the picturesque village of Ballyvaughan. Aillwee Cave combines nature’s power and beauty with some education for the kids and a lot of fun while they explore the inner depths of the earth. From bear pits to waterfalls, Aillwee Cave is a perfect family day out.

Aillwee Caves Open Day

Aillwee Caves and the Burren Birds of Prey Centre will open its gates for an "Open Day" on Saturday 12 June and Sunday 13 June and cordially invite one and all to come and visit. On both days there will be lots of fun and games for the whole family to enjoy; Face Painting, Puppet Shows, Woodland Craft Demonstrations, Train Rides, Carousel Rides and of course Free entry to Aillwee Cave and the Burren Birds of Prey Centre. There will be extra flying displays on each of the days which will provide a unique opportunity to see these magnificent birds in dramatic free flight.

The aim of the “Open Day” is to make it an unforgettable experience for all visitors on the day.  During the weekend they will be introducing the ‘Friendship Card’ that will give cardholders entry concessions and enable them to avail of special offers and events throughout the year.  Anyone can register for the ‘Friendship Card’ by either coming along over the weekend or contacting Aillwee Cave on 0657077036”. 

Aillwee Caves is now more than just a show cave; it’s a whole family fun day out.

Venue:-  Aillwee Cave and The Burren Birds of Prey Centre

Classification :-  Family Open Day Event / All Ages

Dates / Time :-  Saturday 12 June and Sunday 13 June  / 12.00 – 17.00 each day

Admission: –    Free 

Booking :-   No booking  necessary


Easter At Aillwee Caves

During the Easter Weekend the Aillwee Easter Bunny comes out for the Easter Egg Treasure Hunt in the Aillwee Cave 

The Kids will get The Treasure Trail Map and they will have to solve the puzzles and claim their eggs.

There is also a Road Train in operation to add to the Easter Family Fun

This popular event is on the Sunday 6th  and Monday 7th of April

This is a great day for all the family to have fun and also see the underground surprises of the Aillwee Caves


Christmas At Aillwee Caves

Aillwee Cave gets transformed into a winter wonderland from 2 November to 22 December.

Santa Claus sets up his workshop in the Aillwee Caves, inviting boys and girls to visit him and the elves!

Enjoy the familyfun and adventure of the experience in Aillwee Cave this Christmas

Due to the huge popularity of this event, we recommend booking early.


Contact Santa’s Secretary to plan a visit:-  Lo-call:–  1890 245 593 -weekdays only. 


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To Find Out More About ….. The Burren Birds Of Prey Centre



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