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Dunmore Cave Tours and Tickets

The limestone cave complex at Dunmore stretches around 0.5 km (0.25 miles) underground and descends to a depth of 46 m (150 ft). It is open for guided tours of the caverns, which are rich in gleaming limestone stalactites and stalagmites that have been forming, drip by drip, for more than 300 million years. The most spectacular is a vast, colonnaded pillar dubbed the ‘Market Cross’, which is found in a chamber known as the ‘Town Hall’ and is over five m (16.5 ft) high. There is evidence in ancient Irish literature of man settling in the caves as far back as the ninth century, while bones and teeth found in the inner chambers of the complex are thought to be the remains of Vikings murdered in 928. In addition, a hoard of silver and bronze coins, wire buttons and ingots were discovered there in 1999; they are currently displayed in the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin and are believed to date from around 970 AD. A small visitor center showcases the history and geology of the cave complex.

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Castlecomer Road, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Waterford, Kilkenny and Dunmore Cave Private Tour

Waterford, Kilkenny and Dunmore Cave Private Tour

Kilkenny is known as the Marble city because of its distinctive black marble. We start this tour at Kilkenny Castle which was founded after the Norman conquest of Ireland. The castle has been rebuilt to suit the needs of its inhabitants. Continuing with our visit, we will head to the city centre, right in the midpoint of the Medieval Mile where Rothe House and Gardens are located (This attraction on Sunday will be replaced by Medieval Mile Museum) Kyteler’s Inn is a public house located in the heart of medieval Kilkenny Butter Slip is the most picturesque of Kilkenny’s narrow medieval corridors Our next and final stop: Dunmore Cave, consisting of a series of chambers formed over millions of years, the cove contains some of the finest calcite formations found in Ireland. PLEASE NOTE: WALKING INVOLVED MISSING YOU ALREADY!!
  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size

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What are Dunmore Cave hours of operation?
Dunmore Cave hours of operation: Varies by season. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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