Employment Opportunities at Aillwee


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Aillwee Cave, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare is Ireland’s Premier Showcave and has over 100,000 visitors each year. It is situated in a scenic valley in the Burren in Co. Clare – an area popular with both International and Irish tourists.

Since 2008 the Birds of Prey Centre was opened and has been educating and entertaining visitors with many different breeds of Birds of Prey and dynamic flying displays daily.

The area of Ballyvaughan is a small village of about 500 people with two hotels, five pubs, two shops and several holiday homes. It is a busy village in the summer but quiet in the wintertime. The local area is scenic, beside the sea and has good hill walking. The nearest towns are Galway (30 miles away) and Ennis (23 miles). There is a daily bus service to Galway.

Aillwee Cave Co Ltd has 35 full time members of staff and in the summer season the staff increases to approximately 65 staff members. We also run an event at the end of November, called Santa’s Workshop, where the Cave is converted into Santa’s Grottos and the event is run by appointment only. The staff for this event increases to approximately 90 - 100 members.


Thank you for all applications received, we are now fully staffed for the Summer Season.

We will be recruiting again in early November for our Santa's Workshop Event.

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