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Dunmore cave is a 300 million year old limestone cave located 12 miles from Kilkenny City and is one of the foremost national haritage sites. In 928 it was the scene of a Viking massacre and where bodies, coins, weapons and artefacts have been recovered. The cave is a considerable tourist attraction. The OPW commissioned Donnelly Turpin to refurbish and enlarge an existing visitors centre, and to include spaces for interprative facilities and a restaurant. It afforded the opportunity to recharacterize the centre in its entirety, allowing it to engage more fully in the rock outcrop landscape near the mouth of the cave itself.

DUNMORE CAVES

VISITOR CENTRE

PUBLIC

(VISITOR CENTRE)

Status            : Completed 

End Year        : 2001

Client             : OPW