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Dunmore Cave

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  • Name: Dunmore Cave
  • Address: Castlecomer Road, Co. Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: 056 776 7726
  • Email: dunmorecaves@opw.ie

History and geology blend at Dunmore Cave to give an interesting and unique situation. Consisting of a series of chambers formed over millions of years, the cave contains some of the finest calcite formations found in any Irish cave. The cave has been known to man for many centuries and is first mentioned in the 9th century Irish Triads. The most interesting reference however, comes from the Annals which tells of a Viking massacre at the cave in the year 928 A.D.  Archaeological finds within the cave confirm Viking activity. Exhibitions and displays in the Visitor Centre. The cave is inaccessible for wheelchair users.

Location: 10km from Kilkenny, 1km off N78 Castlecomer (road is well signposted).
GPS Co-ordinates: N52 44.036', W007 14.810', Elev. 121m