This circuit walk through the woods of Ballyvaughan brings you to the mystic Aillwee Cave.
Depart from Ballyvaughan and into the nearby countryside. You will walk through little woods and along some fields. The highlight of this walk is a visit to the Aillwee Cave, which is one of the oldest caves in Ireland. You have also the opportunity to visit a Bird of Prey Centre and to have a cheese tasting in a store with local products.
The recommendation is to visit the Aillwee Cave on this walk. Close to the cave there is also a Bird Prey Center and a little shop with regional products. You can try and buy some cheese here. Outside of the shop are some places to rest. Maybe you have time to enjoy the cheese or other local products here.
If it has been wet, please be very careful as there are rocks which become slippy in the rain.
Tips, hints and links
In Ballyvaughan there is supermarket next to the tourist information where you can get drinks and food for you walk.
Point of interest:
One of the oldest caves in Ireland
Let the staff at AILLWEE welcome you to the dramatic underworld of this area. Expert guides will accompany and inform you during your leisurely tour. 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!
Take warm clothes with you. It is really cold inside of the cave. Be sure to check opening and closing times
You should take a warm jacket with you if you want to visit the cave, it is really cold inside. Depending the weather conditions please take sun cream, sun hat or rain clothes with you. You don't need walking boots for this walk but comfortable walking shoes are recommended.