Dunmore Cave Ballyfoyle
Co Kilkenny @ 11.15am
History and geology blend at Dunmore Cave to give
an interesting and unique situation. 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 A.D. Archaeological finds
within the cave confirm Viking activity. Exhibitions
and displays in the Visitor Centre. In 1999, a
hoard of 43 silver and bronze items was discovered
in a rocky cleft deep in the cave. The hoard was
dated to 970 AD. It consisted of silver, ingots
and conical buttons woven from fine silver.
The cave is inaccessible for wheelchair users.
Kilkenny City & Castle
KILKENNY CASTLE stands dramatically on a strategic
height that commands a crossing on the River Nore
and dominates the 'High Town' of Kilkenny City.
Over the eight centuries of its existence, many
additions and alterations have been made to the
fabric of the building, making Kilkenny Castle
today a complex structure of various architectural
National Crafts Gallery
Castle Road, Kilkenny
The National Crafts Gallery is located in Castle
Yard directly across from Kilkenny Castle. This
gallery was initiated by the Crafts Council of
Ireland with the objective of stimulating an innovative
and quality design ethos in the Irish crafts sector.
The gallery boasts an impressive range of craft
exhibitions that successfully communicate and
showcase the cultural and commercial attributes
of the craft sector in Ireland.
Kildare Village Outlet @
For a great day out, nestled within landscaped
grounds and presented in an authentic village
environment, Kildare Village Outlet Shopping is
You will find it difficult to resist temptation
with 60 brands such as Louise Kennedy, DKNY, Juicy
Couture, Anya Hindmarch, Aquascutum and Hugo Boss
offering up to 60% off all year around.
L'Officina, Dunne & Crescenzi's ultra-modern
Italian restaurant offers breakfast, mid-morning
snacks, lunch and wonderful wines for you to imbibe
while you deliberate over your next purchase.
Starbucks is the perfect spot for a restorative
coffee and treat.
A morning or afternoon spent browsing 60 exclusive
brands offering luxury for less in a chic and
casual open-air environment is truly time well
- Luxury Coach and Driver
- Entrance fee into Dunmore Cave
- VIP Card for Kildare Village entitles you to
a further 10% discount at all the shops at the
- 20% Discount on all Heritage sites in Kilkenny.