The Arigna Mining Experience
Arigna, Co Roscommon, Ireland
Ireland's last working coal mines closed in 1990 after 400 years of operation.
The Arigna Mining Experience opened as a tourist attraction in 2003 and has proved very popular with visitors.
The museum is situated in a beautiful location overlooking Lough Allen and is open 7 days per week from 10-5pm daily.
All tours are guided by ex-miners, who give a great insight into the difficult life of a coal miner.
The mine is now an ideal film location as all areas are made safe for the public.
The mine reception building & Coffee Shop is situated with breathtaking views over Lough Allen and the Arigna Valley and is of modern contemporary design providing a unique film location in itself.
Nearby is a skilfully restored miners cottage providing another historic and period location.
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