Aillwee Cave is situated in one of the most beautiful parts of the burren, in a wild, strange landscape created by the grey limestone hills, the atlantic, and ever-changing light and clouds.
The building is nestled into the hill, integrating with the rocks with its irregular and rugged form. From a distance it appears nearly indistinguishable from the landscape.
• Shannonside Environmental Award 1979
• Plan Building of the Year 1980
• ‘Europa Nostra’ Diploma 1980
• RIAI Commendation 1981