Dunmore Cave, County Kilkenny
Dunmore Cave features an interesting blend of the historical and geological. The caves are made up of a number of chambers, which were formed over millions of years ago and they contain some of the most impressive calcite formation in any Irish cave. Dunmore 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 A.D. Archaeological finds within the cave confirm Viking activity.
There are exhibitions in the Visitor Centre including audio /visual displays covering four main topics aimed at all ages and interests. Geology and Evolution over 350 million years; Animated Formation of Dunmore Cave; Ecology of Cave and its surrounds, Myth and History of the cave.
Interactive Virtual Museum consisting of the several treasures found in the Cave including one of the most significant Viking finds in the country.
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