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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.





Status            : Completed 

End Year        : 2001

Client             : OPW

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