North Roscommon Visitor Attractions
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Arigna Mining Experience, Arigna, Roscommon,
Explore our cluster of four unique visitor attractions in north Roscommon: Arigna Mining Experience, King House Interpretative Galleries and Museum, Lough Key Forest and Activity Park and Tullyboy Farm.
North Roscommon is a striking landscape moulded over thousands of years by chieftains, landlords, miners and farmers. The North Roscommon Visitor Attractions include a cluster of four unique visitor attractions: Arigna Mining Experience, King House Interpretative Galleries and Museum, Lough Key Forest and Activity Park and Tullyboy Farm. These attractions allow you to discover an invigorating blend of culture and heritage mixed with fun filled activities and entertainment for all the family.
See downloadable discount vouchers on each attraction's website for 10% off admission fees and on purchases from the gift shop and from the coffee shop in each attraction. The visitor needs to produce the vouchers at each location to avail of the discount. For group bookings for schools or coach groups, there is a further 10% discount on admission rates. The downloadable vouchers are not available for group bookings.
Arigna Mining Experience:
Come and take this unique underground tour in what was Ireland's last working coal
mine which closed in 1990 and see how the coal was mined. Stroll through the
exhibition area which traces 400 years of mining history and working way of life of
the area. With an ex-miner as your tour guide, you will have the opportunity to walk
through an underground coal mine and learn about the incredible life of the miners.
King House Interpretative Galleries and Museum.:
Explore this magnificently restored Georgian mansion and enjoy a range of
interactive exhibitions featuring life- ize figures, special effects and activities. Delve into the dramatic episodes of its history with stories of a tragic romance, a murder trial, cattle raids, great banquets family feuds, mutiny and feats of bravery in war. Adjacent pleasure grounds and recreation area.
Lough Key Forest and Activity Park:
The 'Lough Key Experience' is an engaging audio trail through 19th Century tunnels
and along Ireland's first tree canopy walk, rising 9 metres above the woodland floor.
The weather independent Boda Borg is unique and challenging for both adults and
children, fun filled activities, but no instructions. Our outdoor Adventure Play
Kingdom provides stimulating and entertaining activities in a colourful and safe
Our guided tours include a visit to our Rural Life Museum/Kitchen and the Big Farm
Barn to bottle and hand feed lambs, calves, chicks, etc. Visit Pets of the World,
reptiles, chipmunks, etc. Outside, get close to emus, rheas, pigs and lots of farm