TWO VERY SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS
Aillwee Cave and the Birds of Prey Centre, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare are two great attractions in one, located in the heart of the Burren National Park, a very special part of Ireland.
Let the staff at Aillwee Cave welcome you to the dramatic underworld of this unique landscape. Your cave tour consists of a 35 minute guided walk through 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 hibernation chambers of the long extinct brown bears.
Visit the Birds of Prey Centre, home to one of the largest and most varied collection of Birds of Prey in Ireland with Eagles, Falcons, Hawks, Owls, and Vultures. Daily flying displays provide a rare opportunity to see many of these wonderful species in dramatic free flight set against the Burren Landscape.
Book a 'Hawk Walk' – a once in a lifetime opportunity to interact with one of nature's top predators. Guided and instructed by an experienced falconer, this hour long 'Walk with a Hawk' through woodland and across the Burren Limestone pavement is tailor-made for anybody seeking a totally unique experience.
At the Farm Shop, watch cheese being made. The Burren in North Clare is the birthplace of the award-winning Burren Gold Farmhouse Cheese which has won numerous Gold and Silver Medals at various national and international cheese fairs. Burren Gold is a firm textured Gouda style cheese with a rich creamy taste and comes in a variety of flavours: Plain, Smoked, Cumin, Garlic & Nettle, Black Pepper and, for something a little more exotic, Piri Piri.
The Aillwee Caves and Burren Birds of Prey Centre in Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare is a 60 minute drive from Galway, 75 minutes from Limerick City and 60 minutes from Shannon International Airport.