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Address: Castlecomer Road | Ballyfoyle, Ireland
Phone Number: 056/67726
Description: 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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Rich history in a breathtaking setting

Visited on the way back from Kilkenny. Amazing history around this cave, and well worth a visit with student admission only 1 euro. The tour guide was friendly and extremely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2013
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Tipperary, Ireland
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Tipperary, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Visited on the way back from Kilkenny. Amazing history around this cave, and well worth a visit with student admission only 1 euro. The tour guide was friendly and extremely knowledgeable, and the cave itself is absolutely speculator, probably the best in the country.

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Seattle, Washington
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66 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

The Cave is interesting and our Guide was amazing. A lot of interesting information was provided during the tour. You must visit this cave if you are around the area. there is a lot of history in the neighborhood. Nice little museum is available with a lot of information for the cave and for the Nature in general.

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Abbeyleix, Ireland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

Extremely good value and very interesting. Very atmospheric, one can easily imagine life in this era of irish history. Loved it!

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Dublin, Ireland
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85 reviews 85 reviews
20 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

Really good value at e8 for a family of 4. Very enthusiastic guide (John?) who made it all come alive with the Viking massacre history & interesting bat related info. The lights going off at the deepest point is an extra special bonus and an unexpected surprise too. Well worth a visit but wrap up & wear shoes / runners... More 

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Rugeley
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

There is a downside to this visitor attraction - a lot of steps. But it is well worth it (on the Heritage Card too). We had an excellent guide, Jean, in fact everyone was really nice there. Shame the cafe is closed, it would have been a perfect 5 otherwise.

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Took a tour in the caves on a whim on the way to Kilkenny. The Centre itself is immaculatly kept with a smile at the desk by a lovely woman whom I forget the name. John was the tour guide and a gentleman. Very informative and polite. The walk back up wasnt the best for my calves but the tour... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Visited on the 30th may 2013 and really enjoyed it. Not only the value for euro but the challenge of the steps required to step to enjoy. Would not bring young children but keep it mind for when they are older!

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Cork, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

As a local I find the cost of some tourist attractions in Ireland absolutely scandalous but it was nice to know I for 3 euros I could get a well organized, to the point and interesting tour. You will need to set aside about 90 minutes for the tour which starts with a 15 minute audio-visual presentation which is alright.... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Dunmore Cave may not be the most impressive cave in Europe but it carries within it a fascinating story from medieval times when Vikings ruled the Gaelic land. We have been guided through it's ancient "halls" by a really great guide, John. It was a group of grown ups and kids alike, and he managed to keep all of us... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Dunmore Caves takes your breath away as soon as you enter. It's mind boggling to think of the millions of years it took to create this one-of-a-kind attraction. Dunmore Caves has been on tv mostly due to the fact that people believe it was haunted by those who died in the Viking massacre years ago. While there are no ghosts,... More 

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