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Dunmore Cave

Castlecomer Road | Ballyfoyle, Ireland
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Kilkenny City, Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough Day Trip from Dublin
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This subterranean system consists of a series of chambers formed over millions of years.
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Castlecomer Road | Ballyfoyle, Ireland
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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...More

Thank Caroline B
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...More

Thank greg104
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We flew into Dublin and had a rental car and we decided to go to Kilkenny and it was well worth the trip coming to this place and having a tour with Michael. We had so much fun and the sites were amazing. Michael was...More

Thank Nicole S
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

A beautiful cave to see. It is known as one of the darkest places to visit in Ierland. My tour guide Michael if I remember right was a great guy. He has been going there his whole life and is really knowledgeable about the cave....More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Dunmore caves were very interesting. The staff was awesome and talked us into a Heritage card which allowed us free entry. If you are in bad shape... probably shouldn't go. We had a few people huffing and puffing their way back out.

Thank Stephen K
Reviewed 26 September 2016

The Dunmore Cave was absolutely amazing. We arrived maybe 10-15 minutes after a tour had started so we hurried down and joined the group. Our tour guide Michael was so knowledgeable and interesting. You could tell he was very passionate about his job and the...More

Thank ExplorerRA
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Very good tour, not bogged down in geological information, instead told us the story of the cave, the Viking massacre, the haul of treasures and the ringforts nearby. He also made it very entertaining telling us stories about previous tours and playing with us trying...More

Thank Lorraine o
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Really enjoyed our time at Dunmore Caves. The tour guide Michael made the tour very interesting especially for my children. The tour wasnt too long and it was great value.

Thank 5Murphy
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Michael you made this such a memorable visit. From one tour guide to another, "you are brilliant". He had such local knowledge it brought the place to life, could listen to his tales for hours. Especially cool that he used to visit the caves as...More

Thank Clare R
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Wow.. totally amazed, and our tour guide was brilliant, the history was just unbelievable.. and absoultely beautiful..

Thank Amanda C
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Hi, is Dunmore cave suitable for young children (thinking of all the steps)? Thanks
24 July 2015|
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