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Dunmore Cave

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Address: Castlecomer Road | Ballyfoyle, Ireland
Phone Number: 056/67726
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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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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New Hamburg, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

My girlfriend and I had the pleasure of visiting the Dunmore Cave - what and incredible experience! Not only does the cave inspire awe with its beauty, it plays with your imagination as you stand in the very steps of Irish lore! To cap it off, Michael our incredible tour guide, painted a story with his own personal experiences as... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This is a cave that doesn't get much publicity, so you won't have all the usual hype and commercialism. Beautiful, natural and great staff. An ideal place to explore on your way to Castlecomer Discovery park. Friendly, well informed and entertaining staff, great value, great memories. Lots of steps though so not suitable for buggies. It's cool in the cave... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

A small bit cold inside but the view it's amazing and the guide was very nice , one of the darkest caves in Ireland (top 3)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We were travelling to Nenagh when we came upon Dunmore Cave and decided to stop and visit. There is a long car/coach park leading to the Visitor Centre where there was an exhibition and display area as well as a Tea Room (open daily for July and August). The cave is inaccessible to wheelchair users. We didn't take the tour... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

While not very extensive, this is an excellent example of a cave and its constituent parts. The guide could certainly talk for Ireland and knows his cave and its history quite well. Indeed he is a worthy entertainment all on his own! He explains in detail the geology of the cave and recounts many of the local stories and folklore... More 

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