History and geology blend at Dunmore Cave to give an interesting and unique situation. Dunmore Cave contains a quarter of a mile of passages and its deepest point is 150 feet below the surface. The Cave was known as one of the darkest places in Ireland. In 928 A.D. the cave was plundered by Godfry and the Vikings of Dublin and more than 1,000 people were slain. In 1999, a hoard of silver and bronze items was discovered in the cave. Archaelogists date the hoard to 970 A.D. The cave is just over a 10 minute drive from Kilkenny city.
Closed for the 2020 season
Further information available at www.heritageireland.ie
Admission Prices 2020:
Senior (aged 65+): €4
Student (with valid ID): €3
Toilets with disabled access, car / coach park.
Please note there are no tea rooms at this site.
The cave is just over a 10 minute drive from Kilkenny city.
Ballyfoyle, Castlecomer Road, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
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