The show cave at the Dunmore Cave is very well-developed and includes an exhibition centre.
History and geology blend at Dunmore Cave to give an interesting and unique insight into this County Kilkenny landmark. 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 AD. Archaeological finds within the cave confirm Viking activity.
Admission to the cave is by guided tour only.
2017 Admission Prices
- Adult: €5
- Senior/Group: €4
- Student/Child: €3
- Family: €13
- March - Mid June :: Daily 9.30am - 5pm
- Mid June - Mid September :: Daily 9.30am - 6pm
- Mid September - October :: Daily 9.30am - 3pm
- November - March :: Wednesday to Sunday (incl) 9.30am - 3pm
Last admission ONE hour before closing.