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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 12 June 2017 via mobile

A good attraction to visit if you want to see natural limestone features up close. Our guide was very informative and took us through in about 45 minutes. The video to begin also gives plenty of information about the construction of the cave. Good footwear...More

Thank Michael F
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Reviewed 9 June 2017

First learned about the Dunmore cave through a tv program, histories mysteries. Seems the cave has been formed by an ungrounded aquifer long before humans occupied the area. The access to the cave was formed when the roof collapsed. Many myths surrounded this natural wonder....More

Thank couwie
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Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

We went to dunmore last year for a random stop trip that we do! We went into the lovely centre seen a short clip about the caves and proceeded down. When we Entered the cave it was mesmerising! The caves are so well preserved and...More

Thank Staceyb007
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

You can walk around in your own but suggest taking the tour which is about 45 minutes. Our guide was most entertaining and a good storyteller. This is a good site just outside Kilkenny and wasn't too crowded.

Thank Moose1422
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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Had an excellent tour of the caves. Learned about the history and geology. Very interesting and good tour guide! Highly recommend to stop here if you're in Kilkenny.

Thank gwickes5
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

We found this by chance, after reading a brochure at our hotel. It's a short drive from the "medieval mile" in Kilkenny. We parked the car and were changing our shoes into more appropriate footwear when a staff member came out to let us know...More

Thank Travel_bear16
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

It was only a fiver to visit and was a lovely experience. I want to point out that our tour guide, John was an absolute gent too! My friend has 2 prosthetic legs and wanted to visit, understanding there is over 700 steps but has...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Located about 10 km from Kilkenny, it costs 20 euros to take a taxi to Dunmore Cave if you're not traveling by car. Once you arrive at the cave you are asked to see the little display and watch a film about the cave. History,...More

1  Thank Netta_Koo
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Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

After seeing all the sights in Kilkenny above ground we fancied a change. We were not disappointed! After an informative video about the formation of the cave we were taken in by a tour guide who was very knowledgeable about viking history and culture. We...More

Thank Jackothy
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Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

I had read about Dunmoor cave and as we weren't too far away we decided to get out of town and take a look. It costs 5 euro pp . You can take a guided tour or go it alone. There are approximately 700 steps...More

Thank andream0402
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Finneganfamily
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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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