Dunmore Cave, County Kilkenny

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Put on your hard hat and go deep into Dunmore Cave, a limestone cavity filled with history and beautiful formations. While the site is one of the smaller of its kind in Ireland, it compensates with unique calcite formations--the most famous of which is the Market Cross, a distinctly cross-shaped column. This cave is not a recent discovery: Humans have been visiting it for centuries, as noted in several literary pieces. One recording tells of a Viking massacre at the cave in 928 CE, which has been supported by evidence found on site. Be prepared for climbing stairs when you go, and don't miss the exhibitions in the visitor center for the full story. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Dunmore Cave by using our Jenkinstown attractions planner .
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  • Very interesting the beatings are a monument nazionale....ma if there are too many small children or babies as happened to us doesn't feel the guide who speaks and who is frustrated, poor thing, a lot of sidelines so you do not understand anything ... If you are in the area or it's raining and you're lucky with the group worth 5 euros admission.
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  • I have visited several caves in my travels, but in this occasion has been really disappointing. The visit begins seeing a documentary coming to do heavy if you are not a geologist. Then lowers itself to the cave which is very badly illuminated, understanding that it is a cave. The visit is guided and in those places that surely'd long guide explains comic whose direct relationship with the cave is could call into question. The visit leaves you the taste to be somewhat incomplete, of not having taken advantage of time, and is also paid. Really boring.
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  • We went here as a family of 4 with 2 small kids. It was very enjoyable which I think was made even better by our tour guide who was very knowledgeable but also pleasant and entertaining. I had to take...  more »
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  • The place is incredible and guide was lovely. Ps. The temperature inside the cave is 9° but have a jacket and appropriate shoes it's just a good advice (:
  • Really interesting learnt alot great guide
  • An absolute gem for anyone who likes a bit of exploration. Excellent value for money, in fact a little under priced. Guide was very informative and witty. Be prepared for a good workout on your legs though lots of steps.
  • Fantastic spot, great tour priced at €10 for a family ticket. Not suitable for young kids or those who have trouble with too many steps. Well worth a visit.
  • Really good guide. Very informative. Lots of steps.

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