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Dunmore Cave

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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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Beautiful -a hidden gem!

This is a must see location should be one of the wonders of the world. It is hidden away, a bargain price to visit history is brought to life by the guides who are full of humour... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 August 2016
Greater London, United Kingdom
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is a must see location should be one of the wonders of the world. It is hidden away, a bargain price to visit history is brought to life by the guides who are full of humour and life. It is a wonderful piece of ancient history but the history is brought into date as ( no spoilers) even recent... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

It was a grey afternoon so he decided to try the cave for the first time. It's organised tours to time your visit well. Dress for the cold/damp and maybe bring a torch, and don't wear flip flops. The tour is made by the guide. A wonderful older gent, and a great story teller. He'd our two kids enthralled. The... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Went to Dunmore Cave as we were touring the country. We planned on seeing the cave because we love seeing the sites and hearing of its history. The cave itself is gorgeous but it's history is even more astounding. It is the site of one bloody battle and a most tragic ending. Find both in Dunmore Cave. Not one of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We went to these caves without really expecting what we would meet. First of all the price was really nice, only 2 euros for students. A guided tour was included in the price and the guides stories and explanations really enhanced the experience. Definitely worth the drive to get there and would recommend to everyone who is in the general... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We do not think it is worth the time. It is not expensive for family and took about one hour but nothing special.. Will not come again or recommend friends to go

Thank nadavit
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We visited whilst in Kilkenny with our boys aged 7&9, only 15 minutes out of the city, easy to find as its well signposted. Definitely wear comfy shoes and a jumper or jacket. Reasonable price for a family of four, our tour guide was great, and clearly had a real passion for the history and geology of the caves! A... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

My husband and I rented some bikes in Kilkenny and rode them to the cave. The cave is so different from anything else we visited in Ireland. It is a little off the beaten path and there were not huge crowds when we went. It is full of history, magic and wonder. Breathtaking and beautiful. I would love it see... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Our taxi driver in Dublin mentioned coming here when he heard that we were going to be in Kilkenny. So happy that he did as we all had a great time. Kids are 11 and 8. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a sweater/jacket. Michael was our guide and he was simply amazing! Highly recommend!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We visited Dunmore cave today, arrived at 2pm, myself, husband and 5 year old daughter, next tour started at 2.20pm so we got a very inexpensive treat in the cafe and waited for the 20 mins until tour started. On time tour started and we were given a very informative talk by our guide Peter, we had a large group... More 

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County Meath, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Took a very interesting tour of the caves in July 2016. Plenty of stories told to us by our guide. Make sure to wear sensible shoes as it can be rather slippy !! Very enjoyable tour.

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