Updated On: November 07, 2023 by Ciaran Connolly
The main purpose of this trip is going to visit and check the Aillwee Caves in County Clare, Ireland, but before we started the journey at the cave, we went first to visit the Birds of Prey Centre – which is found in the same place – and see those different types of birds which are living there – which seemed to be more interesting for the kids than the caves.
The Birds of Prey Centre started its journey back in 2008 and the main purpose behind starting it was to educate people and entertain them with the dynamic flying displays set against the dramatic Burren Landscape. The mission of this centre is to aid the conservation of Birds of Prey through visitor awareness and education and at the same time fund raising for Raptor conservation monitoring efforts within Ireland.
Aillwee Cave is located in the heart of the Burren in County Clare where the most spectacular views of Galway Bay could be also found. Through the journey inside this cave, we were guided by an expert who managed to share with us the story of the place. This tour lasted for 30 minutes where the tour guide walked with us through the beautiful caverns; over the bridged chasms, under the weird formations, and alongside the thunderous waterfall which might sometimes spray the visitors with its water – but it is okay – in addition to that it is always interesting to check the frozen waterfall and at the same time see those bones of the extinct brown bears (ursos arctos) which is one of the things which you might never experience anywhere else.
You need to take a visit down to Aillwee Caves and the Bird of Prey Centre and experience it for yourself, you won’t regret! Make sure to let us know what you enjoyed about your visit to Aillwee Caves.