Dunmore Caves

image004Dunmore Caves are located 34-miles from Mountmellick -5-Minutes drive

Dunmore Cave is eleven kilometres north of Kilkenny City and, like other caves across the country, is formed by limestone which was laid down over 300 million years ago. It contains almost a quarter of a mile of passages and at its deepest point is 150 foot below the surface.

It is smaller than many of the caves around the country, the beauty and magic of its calcite formations as well as its scientific and historical interest make it one of Ireland’s most fascinating caves. Its presence has been known for years but it is only recently that attempts have been made to unravel its history.

In 928, the Dunmore Cave was the site of a Viking massacre and mention of the cave was made in the 9th century Irish Triads

Address: Castlecomer Road,

Co. Kilkenny

Telephone No: +353 56 776 7726
Email: dunmorecaves@opw.ie

Opening Times

Mid March – Mid June Daily 10:00-17:00 Mid June – Mid September Daily 09:30-18:30 Mid September – October Daily 10:00-17:00 Winter Sat, Sun and Bank holidays 10:00-16:30 Last admission 45 minutes before closing.

Visit Length 1hr 30mins , Admission

Adult EUR 2.75 Child EUR 1.25 Student EUR 1.25 Senior EUR 2.00 Family EUR 7.00 Group