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Mitchelstown Cave

Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Very interesting

Had a lovely trip to caves , very interesting and our guide Aoife was a pleasure , kids really... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Galway, Ireland
via mobile
Fascinating formations!

The cave does not look much from the outside but it is fascinating inside. It has some beautiful... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Maynooth, Ireland
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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...more
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Burncourt E21 H920, Ireland
+353 52 746 7246
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely trip to caves , very interesting and our guide Aoife was a pleasure , kids really enjoyed it and great to see toilets etc so well maintained, credit to owners

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cave does not look much from the outside but it is fascinating inside. It has some beautiful formations as you progress through the cave and is well worth the visit. The stairs to access the cave is steep and narrow and solid footwear is...More

1  Thank teriann2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As you have read in other reviews there are steep steps leading down at the beginning but this is as cave system at the end of the day. Loved the fact that it has remained untouched by the family and it is quite simply a...More

1  Thank Tanora1982
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the visit- not as commercialized as the Aillwee Caves. Its a Family run business and they keep everything as nature intended. Unfortunately its not wheelchair accessible as there are steep steps. It was lovely to hear that there is a mass/concert down in...More

Thank Ciaran H
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely to visit and kids really enjoyed hearing the story of how they were discovered. I especially love the fact its still family run and not too commercialised

Thank Sharon E
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Low-key trip, mam & dad plus the youngest (4) hoping to excite him with his first cave trip. Charming, welcoming & knowledgeable guide - Katie? - hugely enhanced the visit to an enchanting natural wonder. Friendlier & more expansive than Dunmore Caves, more intimate than...More

Thank Submariner3
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic tour guide which helped make an enjoyable experience. Definitely recommend for teens

Thank M T
Reviewed 23 July 2018

You must be flexible to go down these caves. The steps are not even and of varying height and the path has varying width if you require 2 persons to help one of your party to go down. Having said that, the guide and the...More

1  Thank femaleDublin_Ireland
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Visited Mitchelstown Cave in Co. Tipp. Was pretty cool! Loved the spectacular stalactites and stalagmites! The tour guide was very helpful and informative. One needs to be careful not to touch the limestone formations, as oils from the skin can aid the corrosive/denudative processes resulting...More

1  Thank Steve Y
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Lovely day trip with my boys ( 5 and 7) and 3 yr old girl plus extended family. All enjoyed the caves and even happier that it is not commercial in any way- no trinket shop or coffee spot, just pure cave exploration! Would recommend...More

2  Thank sineadosully
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Jordyn B
23 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.