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Mitchelstown Cave

Burncourt E21 H920, Ireland
+353 52 746 7246
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Climb Back Out Is Tough

Visited with my Daughter and 2 Grandchildren and good value family ticket at 20 euro Our guide... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Martin M
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Tipperary's Best Secret

Love this place! This is a truly hidden gem, located in unassuming Burncourt, with very little... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sharon H
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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
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited with my Daughter and 2 Grandchildren and good value family ticket at 20 euro Our guide who's name was Aoife was informative friendly and helpful. Please be aware that steps down to caverns are wet and extreme care needed to negotiate I would suggest...More

Thank Martin M
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Love this place! This is a truly hidden gem, located in unassuming Burncourt, with very little fanfare attached, the beauty of the cave itself is sufficient to make the trip more than worthwhile. The guides are entertaining and knowledgeable. It's 12C inside the cave so...More

Thank Sharon H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a guided tour, which was very interesting, reasonable entry fee, children was involved in the tour, great afternoon out.

Thank nolanmaryjayne
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful caves explored with an excellent guide. The whole attraction is refreshingly low key and uncommercialised.

Thank Vinpin77
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is a small climb to the entrance with picnic area at the top and amazing views of the Galtee Mountains. Cave is at constant 12deg, but if it's raining there are a lot of drips in the caves. There are about 90 steps to...More

Thank Michelle-mishmashmoo
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These are great caves. Very nice indeed. The steps down are steep but that's to be expected and good shoes would be best option. It is damp underfoot and care needs to be taken when walking. The guide was really good, pointed all this out...More

Thank Ed B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there yesterday. Thought it would be a bit awkward as there were just 2 of us on the tour but Katie, the guide, did an awesome job and made us feel comfortable. Very interesting way to spend 45 mins

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

There is a very steep set of 90 steps in and out of these caves, so you have to be slightly fit to be able to handle these steps, you also need sensible shoes as it is damp and wet in places. The caves themselves...More

Thank Kelly E
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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

After Climbing Galtymore I had some time left over, checked on TripAdvisor what was there to do in the neighbourhood and this came up. Drove there and rang the bell. After the I told the guy that opened the window I was alone. He said...More

1  Thank Gioia221
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Mitchelstown Caves are situated in Burncourt, Co. Tipperary. The charm of this extraordinary natural cave is so unexpected, given that its surroundings have not the trappings of many other natural resources which have been exploited for commercial reasons. The family on whose land it is...More

Thank Kayren H
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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
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Yukito22
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.
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