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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“lots of steps” (6 reviews)
Castlecomer Road | Ballyfoyle, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Paul S
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
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
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
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Very interesting visit to these caves. Guide obviously knew his job with clear and concise facts . The caves are below ground rather than set into a hill so you need to go down a large number of steps and some may find this difficult...More

Thank Snowey666
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Definitely a good experience for all of us. We brought the two girls 7 and 8 and they had a ball and loved it. Our guide was lovely she was very knowledgeable and funny. The steps were a good work out and tired out the...More

Thank Maeve O
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Went here recently with my partner and really enjoyed the whole experience! It was free as part of heritage week I think but only €5per adult anyway so very reasonable! The tour guide was amazing an older man has been working there for 12 years...More

Thank Chloe M
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23 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