One of Europe's major showcases

One of Europe’s Major Showcaves. Mitchelstown Cave is one of the largest and most complex cave systems in Ireland. On the guided tour you will follow ancient passageways and visit massive caverns in which you are surrounded by indescribable cave formations, stalactites, stalagmites and huge calcite pillars. Guided tours are conducted through half a mile of this world famous cave.

Mitchelstown Caves was discovered on the 3rd of May 1833, by Michael Condon who was quarrying limestone when he accidentally dropped his crowbar into a crevice. Today visitors enter the cave through the original entrance that Michael Condon discovered.

  • Indescribable cave formations
  • Stalactites and stalagmites
  • Calcite pillars
Open Year Round

Opening Times:

Daily: Feb to May & Nov 10:0016:00
Jun to Aug 10:00
Sep/Oct 10:0016:30
Dec/Jan 10:00
16:00 w/ends only
Dec 26/Jan 08 10:00


Admission Prices 2020:

Adult: 9.00
Child (Under 1
2yrs): 3.50
Family: (2 Adult + 2 Children) 20.00

Useful Information

Entry to cave is by guided tour, min 2 adults required for tour.

Free parking for cars and coaches


Getting There

Situated 12km from Mitchelstown, take exits 11 or 12 on the M8

Map Location: 52.305774, -8.108826
Contact Mitchelstown Cave

Burncourt, Cahir, Co. Tipperary, Ireland

Eircode: E21 H920
T: +353 (0)52 746 7246
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