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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Castlecomer Road | Ballyfoyle, Ireland
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056/67726
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"tour guide"
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"informative video"
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"visitor center"
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"heritage card"
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"well worth a visit"
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"wear comfortable shoes"
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"an interesting experience"
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"heritage week"
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"great stories"
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"great guide"
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"his knowledge"
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"human history"
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"bring a jacket"
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"interesting formations"
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"excellent tour"
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"great place to visit"
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"kilkenny city"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I was fascinating with that place. I went there for the weekend and found that place by accident and had a great time exploring

Thank Rose R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited in early April as a family, and were very impressed with both the caves and the tour. John gave an entertaining, informative and engaging tour which covered geology, history and archaeology and kept all of us engaged. The amount of stairs didn’t bother...More

Thank Akaasia
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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

You start your experience at Dunmore Cave by watching an interesting video explaining how the cave came to be, and what was found in it. You need an average fitness level and sturdy shoes, but the walk down into the cave is not actually very...More

Thank Penny B
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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Dunmore Cave is an absolute must-see if you're in the area. It was easy to find and very close to Kilkenny. There's plenty of parking, entrance fee is very reasonable and it's a very professional operation. Our tour guide was absolutely great but I can't...More

Thank Elizabeth F
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

Dunmore cave lies about 11km from Kilkenny so it is great to include it while you visit medival capitol of Ireland :). The male guide that talked with us was really interesting and passionate about the place. The visit was amazing and gave good perspective...More

Thank Aga B
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

It is worth the detour to come and visit these caves. The guides are very very good & give a comprehensive account of the caves, their formation and their use throughout history. They are also very pretty caves, especially on the walk up the stairs...More

Thank Denis K
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

The cave system is made up of a series of chambers formed over millions of years, the caves containthousands of calcite formations. Having been known to man for many centuries and is first mentioned in the 9th century Irish Triads. The most interesting reference however,...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

From the moment I stepped in the door the staff were amazing, full of information and so helpful. Fantastic tour full of history. And thank to John and the magical map were found plenty more to do for the rest of our trip. Your a...More

Thank LayaByrne0612
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Do not rely on your GPS to get you here: ours took us a most convoluted route along some very minor roads. An grateful traffic did not come from the opposite direction. The cave has a manned visitor information centre with a small display. It...More

Thank bobjanh
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Our visit here was made very enjoyable by the guide, he's quite a character and extremely good at passing on his knowledge of the caves and indeed caving in general.

Thank tonyb8
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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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