Dáil Éireann - Volume 602 - 24 May, 2005
Written Answers - Natural Heritage Areas.
Mr. McGuinness Mr. McGuinness
199. Mr. McGuinness asked the Minister for Finance the extent and cost of the works being undertaken at Dunmore Cave, Kilkenny; the timeframe for completion of the works; when the facility will be open to the public; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17259/05]
Mr. Parlon Mr. Parlon
Mr. Parlon: The current works at Dunmore Cave comprise essential electrical and lighting upgrading works to the cave to provide safe access and improved presentation compatible with the conservation of the cave; and a native-stone paving project to illustrate Ireland’s geological history, putting the cave formation in context. The paving also complements the exhibition at the visitor centre. To date the paving project and electrical installation have cost €167,724.54. Works on the electrical cabling have now been completed and the only outstanding work is the installation of the light fittings designed to improve visibility and presentation within the cave. Dunmore Cave will open to the public at  the end of May in a limited way and will be fully reopened in mid-June.
Dáil Éireann 602 Written Answers Natural Heritage Areas.