Dunmore Caves

Mohil , Co. Kilkenny

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About Dunmore Caves

Dunmore Caves in Mohil, Co. Kilkenny.

Dunmore Cave is a limestone cave that is located 1km east of the Kilkenny-Castlecomer road.

While not the longest cave in Ireland, it contains some of the finest calcite formations in any Irish cave including the Market Cross which is nearly 6 metres in length.

According to the Annals of the Four Masters this was the site of a Viking massacre in 928AD.

Legends include the story of a company of English soldiers that followed a band of rebels into the caves never returned. Some time later, the sounds of their fifes and drums were said to be heard coming from underneath Kilkenny Castle, 5kms away.

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