Located in the heart of the Burren in County Clare. Perched high on its Burren terraced mountainside with what has to be one of the most spectacular views of Galway Bay. It is a must for all who find themselves in the area.
The Burren is a place full of wonder, beauty and discovery. The tour consists of a 30-minute stroll through the beautiful caverns – over bridged chasms, under weird formations and alongside the thunderous waterfall which sometimes gently sprays the unsuspecting visitor! Marvel at the frozen waterfall and explore the now extinct brown bears’ bones (ursos arctos). Paths and lighting have been installed throughout, making the visit suitable for all ages. Exercise sheets and our information booklets are available on request
The guides will bring you back to the outside world where you can browse and shop in a distinctly different gift shop which is housed in the award-winning complex that guards the entrance to the Burren underground.
Topics covered on the tour include:
- How caves form in limestone
- The discovery and exploration of Aillwee Cave
- How stalagmites, stalactites and flowstone are formed
- Preservation of the natural cave environment
- Zoology – animals and plant life of the cave
- Continental drift and the formation of limestone
- Geology of the cave
Here at Treacy’s West County Hotel, Ennis we are located 30 minutes drive from The Aillwee Caves making us a good option for a hotel near the caves. Our focus is to make your stay as exceptional as possible. Our attention to detail and sublime service together with our 151 elegantly appointed bedrooms and our 20m swimming pool, sauna steam room and gym offer all the essentials for an enjoyable stay. Book today.
See What Our Guests Have To Say
“This was the first time in about 15 years that I have holidayed in Ireland. It was superb. This hotel is so suitable for families, kids club, swimming pool, really child friendly staff, good choice of food and excellent breakfast. On the way home we went by Father Ted’s house. I would really recommend Treacys West County Hotel In Ennis and County Clare as a holiday destination.”
‘Great Hotel for a Family Break Away’
“Great Hotel for a family break away, Activities for kids every evening. Leisure centre a bonus. We were beside all local places such as Bunratty Castle, Cliffs of Moher, Father Ted’s house and the caves. Food was nice. Room was spacious. Staff Very helpful.”