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Mitchelstown Cave

Burncourt E21 H920, Ireland
+353 52 746 7246
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Great family trip

We tied the visit to the cave with a trip to cahir castlle and the swiss cottage - it was a great... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Cork, Ireland
Cave Tour Unique Experience

A must see! The cave tour is really great, guided tour through cave 60m deep 1km cavern network... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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One of europes major showcaves, discovered in 1833 by michael condon who was quarrying limestone when his crowbar slipped into a crevasse. He removed a few boulders to retrieve the bar, next minute he found himself looking down into a vast network of passages and caverns. In order to protect the caves natural state guided tours were quickly organised. Tours were conducted through the cave by candlelight untill 1972 when it was the first cave in Ireland to be electrified. Today on the guided tour you visit three massive caverns in which you are surrounded by indescribable dripstone formations and one of europes finest columns the inspiring Tower of Babel which stands some 9m in height. Mitchelstown Cave is situated midway between Cahir and Mitchelstown. Take exits 11 or 12 on the M8. Sat Nav. DMS 52,18'20.7" 8, 06' 31.4"W Minimum 2 adults for a tour.
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Burncourt E21 H920, Ireland
+353 52 746 7246
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We tied the visit to the cave with a trip to cahir castlle and the swiss cottage - it was a great experience the kids and ourselves loved it - some amazing formations. The guide was excellent very professional and my son even had a...More

Thank daveyk111
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must see! The cave tour is really great, guided tour through cave 60m deep 1km cavern network. Must be able to climb up/down approx 90 steep steps. Suitable for all ages. Wear comfortable shoes. Mitchelstown Cave had no gimmicky gift shops which is great....More

Thank maroirland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice stop as we traveled from the Rock of Cashel to Killarney. We liked the natural state they keep the cave in and avoid touristy trappings. The views from the entrance are great too. There is picnic tables on site too. One must be able...More

Thank mzaremsk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Massive cave that goes 3km long and twists and turns throughout. You can only enter by doing a walking tour but it was reasonably priced and well worth it. A 'Must See' in our opinion.

Thank m_s074
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been to see a few caves and this one is one of the best. It's so large and an amazing place to see. Once a year they host a concert on the cave and the natural acoustics are supposed to be amazing. The cave has...More

Thank tilerIreland
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We traveled Ireland in a group of 12 ranging in ages from early 20s to mid 50s. We decided to stop by these caves during our drive to Cork. This was the first cave experience for many in our group and the 4th for two...More

Thank JeanyB17
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very interesting , Kids loved it. its location is South County Tipperary, near the Village of Burncourt. Deep underground, constant temperature, have good pair of walking shoes. Well worth the visit and a good tour guide.

Thank Martinrobyn
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Very funny and informative trip to the caves. I love the fact that the caves are family owned as it didn't leave that commercial over exploited feeling you are usually left with. My partner and I felt the guide was interesting, she also knew her...More

Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 24 May 2017

The view around the outside of the cave is lovely on a dry day. The is a maze for children to play in and there is a place to have a picnic.

Thank pamtom42
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

I went there expecting a small cave that would be ok to visit. I got a lovely surprise to see it is quite big and because still privately owned, untainted by modern testing and developments. The tour guide, Aoife, was so friendly and patient with...More

Thank uggelsome
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Jordyn B
22 July 2016|
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Response from pathfinderpat | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jordyn. It is my understanding that the Mitchelstown Caves may not be open on the days you mention. They operate on reduced hours from November to February, though it seems that they open on the weekends during this time... More
12 July 2015|
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Response from john e | Property representative |
HI There's no minimum age for a visit. A four year old should manage just fine.