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Mitchelstown Cave

Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Mitchelstown Caves

Really interesting destination to visit. Katie, our tour guide, was awesome and the caves are... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dublin, Ireland
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Magical mythical

This is my second time here but this time I bought friends from the UK. It was truly beautiful and... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2018
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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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All reviews steep steps our tour guide well worth a visit family run family ticket natural state tour takes nice stop unique experience great visit galtee mountains hidden gem rock formations low key stalactites and stalagmites coloured lights amazing formations
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting destination to visit. Katie, our tour guide, was awesome and the caves are amazing to see. We'll be back for sure!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank adrianagrigore
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

This is my second time here but this time I bought friends from the UK. It was truly beautiful and it's features are like something out of a myth. It's magical down there and well worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Jeanie90
Reviewed August 27, 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank teriann2016
Reviewed August 26, 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Tanora1982
Reviewed August 21, 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ciaran H
Reviewed August 6, 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sharon E
Reviewed July 24, 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Submariner3
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank M T
Reviewed July 22, 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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank femaleDublin_Ireland
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Jordyn B
July 22, 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
July 11, 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.