Mitchelstown Cave, Burncourt

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Must see · Cave · Historic Site
Mitchelstown Cave (also known as New Cave) is a limestone cave near Burncourt, County Tipperary, Ireland. Situated 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) from Mitchelstown, County Cork, it became the first cave in Ireland to be developed for the public in 1972.
The cave is located near Mitchelstown, Co Cork, but is actually in Tipperary off the R639 Mitchelstown. It is a privately owned local landmark and tourist destination, with a number of caverns open to the public through a guided tour. Noteworthy speleothems include the Tower of Babel column. The largest cavern, known as the Tír na Nóg has hosted musical events including a performance by the Celtic Tenors.
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  • We were driving towards Cork from Dublin and saw a sign along the way for the Mitchelstown Caves, so decided to go. We are so so glad we did. The entry fee is only €10 each for an adult, and it’s...  more »
  • My two sisters & I visited the caves on Tuesday last. A lovely, sound, girl that worked there let us in as the last tour of the day. She was really great. She gave us loads of time, told us...  more »
  • First visit to the caves and very happy we went. Tour lasts less than an hour and the caves are only a few minutes drive from mitchelstown. Guide was great and the caves are impressive. The entrance is daunting but that just adds to the whole experience. Take your time entering and exiting and enjoy the experience. The caves are privately owned which is a surprise. Most of these places are state ran. The caves are well maintained. There are no amenities on site. It's not commercial in any way unless you buy the cave book which I recommend too. The pictures of the cave I posted do not do it justice
  • Great way to pass a Sunday afternoon! I haven't been here in over 30 years, it was nice to bring my son here, and see the excitement on his face. We had an excellent guide who spoke very clearly and loudly which was helpful as we were in a large group. She answered all of our questions and had great knowledge. People visiting ranged from aged 4 to late 70 and everyone managed the underground and steps. We paid €20 for 2 adults and 1 child

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