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Aillwee Cave & The Birds of Prey Centre
Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare
Explore life underground in one of Ireland's most fascinating caves, Aillwee Cave, in the mystical Burren area of north County Clare. While you're there see majestic birds of prey up close in the Birds of Prey Centre.

Take a 35-minute tour under the Burren through 1km of caverns, bridged chasms, beneath unusual rock formations and ending beside a thunderous waterfall.

Afterwards, watch the flying demonstration of the largest display of eagles, falcons, hawks, owls and vultures in the country, at the Burren Birds of Prey Centre, or book the separate hour long Hawk Walk through the hazel woodland with an experienced falconer.

Finish your visit with a walk along the Aillwee Burren hillside with panoramic views of Galway Bay and the Wild Atlantic Way, or stop by the farm shop for wonderful local produce.

Why we like it
  • Explore one of Ireland's best caves.
  • Experience a unique birds of prey flying demonstration.
  • Join a woodland walk with an experienced falconer.
  • Visit the farm shop for local produce.
Tips from locals

Visit the nearby Dromore Wood Nature Reserve - over 1,000 acres with lovely walks, lakes and rivers, ringforts and the 17th century O'Brien Castle. It's home to the rare pine marten and many other species.

Family friendly
Rainy days
Free car parking
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Contact details
Ballycahill, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 2 hours here.

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