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Dunmore Cave

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Address: Castlecomer Road | Ballyfoyle, Ireland
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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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Kilkenny City and Glendalough Day Trip from Dublin
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Easy to find and well priced. Our tour guide was brilliant, he had character and was a great story teller. He could also tell you what the word bat was in every language. This... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Waterford, Ireland
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Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Easy to find and well priced. Our tour guide was brilliant, he had character and was a great story teller. He could also tell you what the word bat was in every language. This cave is home to the largest stalagmite in Ireland. You decend hundreds of steps into the cave and it is spectacular. I would recommend you visit... More 

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I worked as a Guide here for a number of seasons. It is an amazing, beautiful, peaceful place. Well worth a visit. You will want to go back again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

This was a brilliant tour. Extremely interesting. Very suitable for young kids too. The tour itself lasted about an hour which I think was perfect length as it is a bit cold down there. The tour guide helen was lovely and really easy to understand. The story, history and legends behind the cave are very interesting even for those who... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

More of an educational visit. Has the largest stalagmite. There wasn't much to see in the cave and a lot of the areas they talk about are blocked off out of site. But worth it none the less.

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Περιοχή Πρέβεζας, Ελλάδα
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

The cave is huge and really beautiful. We went early so a guide was with us the whole time explaining all the information we wanted for the place.Maybe someone will think that is just another one cave,but except the amazing technical features the cave has many historical data.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We came across this on a random drive to kilkenny said for the price we'd pop in and have a look and WOW! It's so hidden you don't realise it till your at the mouth of the cave the size of it, The stalactites hanging from the ceiling the formations in the cave were just mind blowing 🙌 the stories... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

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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