The Mens Group visited Arigna Mines yesterday, for a guided tour around the last working coal mine in Ireland to close. It was a very involving experience, led by a former miner, two-hundred feet underground into the tunnels and shafts of this ancient mine. We saw the coal seams and gained some insight into the incredible difficulties the working miners faced.
We’re grateful for the extremely warm welcome we received at the Arigna Mining Experience and for the lovely lunch from the Cafe.
Its a beautiful setting as well, near the shores of Lough Allen, and we enjoyed a walk around the Miner’s Way before setting off for the long journey home.