Itinerary

Aillwee Cave

Aillwee Cave is a cave system of over a kilometre of passages leading into the heart of the Burren mountainside.

The cave was discovered in 1944 by a local farmer but was not explored and mapped until late 1970’s when he told people about it.

Features of the cave include an underground river and a waterfall as well as some large stalactites and stalagmites and the layout consists of a stream passage, ending in a sump.

The bones of bears found in Aillwee Cave and the shallow pits discovered in the passage suggest bears may have used the cave for hibernation.

Today, tours of the cave consist of a 30-minute guided walk.

 

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7 Day Weather Forecast

Today
Expect a temp in the range 15.3℃ to 17.6℃ with wind speed 2.4 m/sec (W)
Tuesday, Aug 09
Expect a temp in the range 10.8℃ to 11.7℃ with wind speed 1.7 m/sec (WSW)
Wednesday, Aug 10
Expect a temp in the range 11.3℃ to 11.7℃ with wind speed 1.3 m/sec (WSW)
Thursday, Aug 11
Expect a temp in the range 11.3℃ to 14.2℃ with wind speed 1.4 m/sec (WNW)
Friday, Aug 12
Expect a temp in the range 12.1℃ to 15.3℃ with wind speed 2.4 m/sec (NNE)
Saturday, Aug 13
Expect a temp in the range 13.5℃ to 16.1℃ with wind speed 2.5 m/sec (NNE)
Sunday, Aug 14
Expect a temp in the range 13.3℃ to 15.5℃ with wind speed 3.3 m/sec (NNE)

Ballyvaughan weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

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