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Dunmore Cave

Category: Families, Rainy Day, Sightseeing

Type: General Attractions

Castlecomer Road
Ballyfoyle
Co Kilkenny
Tel: +353 56 776 7726

Please mention ireland-guide.com when enquiring.

Dunmore Cave is a limestone cave that consists of a series of chambers formed over millions of years

Dunmore Cave

Dunmore Cave is a limestone cave that consists of a series of chambers formed over millions of years, while not being of the largest of Ireland's caves - it contains just a quarter of a mile of passages and at its deepest point, it descends to 150 ft (46 m) - it possesses some of the finest calcite formations found in any Irish cave, the most spectacular is the Market Cross, a distinctly cross-shaped column over 19 ft (5.8 m) high.

It is also particularly well known for its rich archaeological discoveries and for being the site of a Viking massacre in 928. Exhibitions and displays in the Visitor Centre.

Opening Time:

ACCESS TO CAVE IS BY GUIDED TOUR ONLY WHICH MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE. March-mid June, daily, 9.30am-5pm (last tour 4pm); mid June-mid September, daily, 9.30am-6.30pm (last tour 5pm); mid September-end October, daily 9.30am-5pm (last tour 4pm); November-March, Wed-Sun, 9.30am-5pm (last tour 3pm).

Admission Charge:

Adults €3; Child/Student €1; OAP/Group €2; Family €8.
Dunmore Cave - Ballyfoyle Castlecomer County Kilkenny Ireland
Dunmore Cave - Ballyfoyle Castlecomer County Kilkenny Ireland
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10km from Kilkenny, 1km off N78 Castlecomer (road is well signposted).

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