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An underground cave system that can be followed from one end to the other. Free, just take some torches, decent boots and a bit of bravery. It takes over an hour to complete so recommend not going alone and letting others know your plans before you go to the cave site as there is little or no phone reception in the surrounding area.
We liked it alot, flashlight and decent clothes/shoes are required. Takes about an hour.
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Very adventurous track. Headlamp and good boots are recommended. Do not go in there if you have problems with narrow spaces. Otherwise try it! It is a little challenging but worth it! Includes glowworms if you dare to turn the headlamp off every now and then.
Great cave, about 45 minutes, for free, you need a flashlight.
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Did the 1.5 hour walk through the Clifden Caves. Bring a torch as it is pitch dark, but lit up it is beautiful. Quite adventurous. Saw glowworms!
Unexpectedly very adventurous and exciting. You enter the cave on your own (bring torches!) and crawl through narrow passages and jump over pools of water. When you turn off your torch, the glowworms are amazing!
Good rainy day activity. The walk isn't too hard if you're the adventurous type but DO bring a head torch and DON'T rely on your cell phone light. Many places require two hands to stabilize and after an hour long walk, your battery will likely die. Be smart and have fun! Lovely glow worm cave at the very end :)
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A free cave of 300m with a lot of glowworms. It was magic!
A free cave with a lot of glowworms. It was more of a one hour walk in the cave.
Clifden Caves are stunning.
Super fun! Very understated signs, we weren't even sure we were in the right place until, well, we were there. We were the only people there. Some crossings were difficult, especially the large pool of water midway through! You don't really need a helmet, but do watch your heads. Definitely bring extra light sources though! A few glow-worms, which were lovely. The most we saw were in the last cavern at the very end.
Long cave with a pool that you have to cross. You need a flashlight and a helmet would be good.
A totally new experience, unguided cave exploration. Beautiful limestone and glowworms.