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Dunmore Cave

Castlecomer Road | Ballyfoyle, Ireland
056/67726
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This subterranean system consists of a series of chambers formed over millions of years.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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LOCATION
Castlecomer Road | Ballyfoyle, Ireland
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056/67726
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"tour guide"
in 31 reviews
"informative video"
in 5 reviews
"visitor center"
in 3 reviews
"heritage card"
in 10 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 18 reviews
"wear comfortable shoes"
in 3 reviews
"interesting visit"
in 7 reviews
"heritage week"
in 3 reviews
"great guide"
in 6 reviews
"his knowledge"
in 3 reviews
"human history"
in 3 reviews
"interesting formations"
in 3 reviews
"excellent tour"
in 4 reviews
"great history"
in 5 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 3 reviews
"kilkenny city"
in 5 reviews
"viking"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

These are a hidden gem and I would recommend as a must see for anyone visiting Kilkenny Really amazing and we are so grateful to the tourist office for suggesting we visit. Highly recommended

Thank Loriduston
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Smallish caves but interesting all the same. Good guide with plenty of information and a genuine passion for the cave and its features. €5 entry and free for kids. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.

Thank Derek013
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Brilliant tour, highly recommend a visit! The information was very easy to follow & understand, & the tour guide was very considerate of foreign tourists in making sure they understood! Wouldn’t recommend for small children as there is a lot of steps & it is...More

Thank Sabrina J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and my sister took our children to Dunmore Caves today for a day out. Children were excited and really looking forward to the day. Unfortunately for us, we had the most obnoxious tour guide imaginable!!! Helen...your people management skills are despicable! Imagine telling a...More

4  Thank Annemarie K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dunmore Cave was interesting and fun for all the family. It's about 10 minutes outside Kilkenny town and pretty well signposted. The visitor centre only takes cash so make sure you have some, kids under 12 were free when we called and Adults were €5,...More

Thank Tombonkers
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you like a bit of culture and adventure you should go there! 700 plus stairs with loads of history and mythology, guided tours are great

Thank Tiago T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent two days in Kilkenny and we wefe fortunate enough to visit these caves. It was 5€ the ticket and they dom't accept card, so be prepared with cash. Very rich in history! Our tour guide Liz did an absolutely fantastic job. Without spoiling...More

Thank Ariana H
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

enjoyable visit the history was an enjoyable lesson. explained how it was formed right through to today, and of course the formations themselves.

Thank tony c
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Our family enjoyed a visit to Dunmore Cave during a recent visit to Kilkenny. There is a short video about the history of the cave before you actually descend the long staircase into the cave itself. Our guide was informative, knowledgeable and friendly, welcoming questions...More

1  Thank Catherine J
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

Dunmore Cave was an interesting side trip on a rainy day- a quick drive from Kilkenny. It's a walk down many stairs into a long damp cave, with an interesting hour-ish tour that discussed geology, history (Vikings!), etc. It’s 700 steps, some slippery, but at...More

Thank Mary L
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Response from Jackothy | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I went in a party with a couple who'd brought their young children along (3 and 7). The children loved it but the youngest had to be carried up a lot of steps, so you'd need to be physically very fit to manage. The guide... More
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