Arigna Mining Experience

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Arigna Mining Experience: This 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 mines coalface where the methods used to extract the coal are demonstrated. Lighting and sound effects throughout the mine, add to the reality to the experience.

Local geology and the formation of coal deposits are explained in the exhibition area, as is the history of energy production.


The exhibition also explains the concepts and operation of different renewable energy systems. Some of these systems can then be viewed in operation in the Energy Centre Building, in the energy playground, and on the nearby wind farms.


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 & 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

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If travelling from Sligo, follow N4 towards Carrick-on-Shannon. On passing Boyle, travel towards Carrick-on-Shannon until you come to a left turn indicating Ardcarne Garden Centre. Take this left turn and follow the road directly into Keadue village drive straight through village following left route where the road forks. Drive approx 2.5 miles until you reach a pub on your right called McRanns. Turn left here. Drive straight to next left turn where you will see big tourist sign indicating Arigna Mining Experience. Turn left at this sign and this takes you directly into Arigna village. Follow the signs for Arigna Mining Experience.

If travelling from Dublin follow N4 to Carrick-on-Shannon. At main roundabout into Carrick, go straight across towards town centre. Take second right turn towards Arigna Mining Experience. Drive straight through Leitrim keeping to the right in Leitrim Village where the road forks. From Leitrim follow the road directly to Drumshanbo. Turn left at t-junction in Drumshanbo and left again out of the town towards Drumkeeran/Manorhamilton. Follow this road until you come to a pub on your left hand side called McRanns. Drive straight to next left turn where you will see big tourist sign indicating Arigna Mining Experience. Turn left at this sign and this takes you directly into Arigna village. Follow the signs for Arigna Mining Experience

If travelling from Belfast, follow M1 and A4 to Belcoo and through Blacklion. Following Blacklion take the left turn towards Dowra. Follow signs to Drumshanbo. In Drumshanbo take road towards Drumkeeran/Manorhamilton Follow this road until you come to a pub on your left hand side called McRanns Drive straight to next left turn where you will see big tourist sign indicating Arigna Mining Experience. Turn left at this sign and this takes you directly into Arigna village. Follow the signs for Arigna Mining Experience.

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Opening times:
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10:00 - 17:0010:00 - 17:0010:00 - 17:0010:00 - 17:0010:00 - 17:0010:00 - 17:0010:00 - 17:00

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Address: Arigna Mining Experience, Arigna, Co Roscommon, Ireland
Phone: +353 71 96 46466
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