Dunmore Cave

The staircase leading to Dunmore Cave • Kilkenny

Dunmore Cave: The scene of a massacre or a Scandinavian sacred space?

The Market Cross in Dunmore Cave • Kilkenny

The Vikings at Dunmore Cave – A Robber’s Lair?

Dunmore Cave – The Descent into the Underworld

the interior of dunmore cave kilkenny

The interior of Dunmore Cave • Kilkenny

Upper left: glimpsing sunlight through the entrance of the cave • Lower left: steps through the cavern • Right: geological features of Dunmore Cave

Top: glimpsing sunlight through the entrance of the cave • Middle: geological features of Dunmore Cave • Bottom: steps through the cavern

IMPORTANT VISITOR INFORMATION: A rockfall in 2019 led to the temporary closure of the cave to the public. The most recent information provided by the OPW (in August 2022) has said the cave will not be safe for reopening until 2023. No exact timeframe has been given, but we will continue to monitor the situation and update this article if and when that information is available.

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