The Arigna Mining Experience is a unique community inspired initiative which records 400 years of mining history in the area. Ex miners will take you on a journey through a way of life, which has been so authentically reborn, through this amazing project.
Regular employment was uncommon in the province of Connaught and the industry sustained the community of Arigna down through the centuries and helped them through the horrors of the famine years (1845 to 1852). The last coal mines closed in 1990.
The Arigna Mining Experience gives visitors an authentic insight into an industry which played a fundamental role in Arigna for generations and is now a tourist attraction of both national and international significance. In completing this project, Arigna has not only created a unique visitor experience but has also ensured the preservation of a crucial part of our history for future generations.