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Dunmore Cave

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Address: Castlecomer Road | Ballyfoyle, Ireland
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This subterranean system consists of a series of chambers formed over...

This subterranean system consists of a series of chambers formed over millions of years.

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Kilkenny City and Glendalough Day Trip from Dublin
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Dunmore Cave

I worked as a Guide here for a number of seasons. It is an amazing, beautiful, peaceful place. Well worth a visit. You will want to go back again.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Margaret C
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I worked as a Guide here for a number of seasons. It is an amazing, beautiful, peaceful place. Well worth a visit. You will want to go back again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a brilliant tour. Extremely interesting. Very suitable for young kids too. The tour itself lasted about an hour which I think was perfect length as it is a bit cold down there. The tour guide helen was lovely and really easy to understand. The story, history and legends behind the cave are very interesting even for those who... More 

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Thank Travel TG B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

More of an educational visit. Has the largest stalagmite. There wasn't much to see in the cave and a lot of the areas they talk about are blocked off out of site. But worth it none the less.

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Περιοχή Πρέβεζας, Ελλάδα
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cave is huge and really beautiful. We went early so a guide was with us the whole time explaining all the information we wanted for the place.Maybe someone will think that is just another one cave,but except the amazing technical features the cave has many historical data.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We came across this on a random drive to kilkenny said for the price we'd pop in and have a look and WOW! It's so hidden you don't realise it till your at the mouth of the cave the size of it, The stalactites hanging from the ceiling the formations in the cave were just mind blowing 🙌 the stories... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We got there late and missed the tours but they let us in anyways and gave us great information for a self guided tour. It was very inexpensive, I think $2.00 a piece). But we really enjoyed ourselves. Lots of steps!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

History, geology, physical activity, and great stories – a visit to Dunmore Cave is like the best day in school you ever had! Because all of the subjects are fascinating. Dunmore requires some exercise – more than 300 steps down and – unfortunately – the same number back up. But the caves are gorgeous and intriguing, the Viking/Irish historical connections... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Fantastic place - on a par with Marble Arch Caves in Fermanagh only without the boat ride on the underground river. Modern, well-equipped interpretive centre. Great history to the place going back to Viking times. Well worth a visit. Inexpensive admission charge as it's run by the OPW. But the climb back up the 90 or so steps is very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

The story of 300 steps in the dark makes this sound daunting but the pace is easy and the steps are well constructed. The formations in the cave are interesting although not as "good" as those seen in Derbyshire, England, for example BUT the sense of history and the picture painted by the tour guide is excellent and for me... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Purely by chance my wife found this hidden gem here near Kilkenny. Now the wife did not want to go into the cave but the cave is huge. There is only one place where the roof dips to just above my head height (5 foot 6 inches). Sensible footwear and a sensible attitude and this visit is very enjoyable. Take... More 

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