Museums and Attractions

Museums and Attractions

Arigna Mining Experience


Enterprise Centre
Republic of Ireland

The Arigna Mining Experience is the country's first coal mining museum documenting Ireland's first and last coal mines. In the hill country of north Roscommon, Arigna is situated in a picturesque valley with breathtaking scenery and an unspoilt landscape. Mining was carried out in Arigna for 400 years until 1990, when the last mines finally closed.

The work of a miner was exhausting and often hazardous, with working conditions that were harsh and cramped. Experience what it was like for yourself at Arigna Mining Museum. Walk underground through what was the last working mine in Arigna and see how coal was extracted. Take a journey through a part of our national history which you have only ever been able to read about until now.

This exhibition demonstrates the impact the industry had on the local communities over the years. Visitors can watch a short film showing original mining footage recorded just weeks before the closure of the mines.

Prior to going on tour, you are invited to explore the exhibition area. The historical documents, photographs, and early mining equipment on display trace 400 years of mining history in the area.

School tours and group bookings are catered for.

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