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Mitchelstown Cave

Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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This is a must for anyone in the general region. On arrival, it’s very low key & my expectations... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dublin, Ireland
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Well worth a visit

Having passed the signs for the caves many times travelling between Cork and elsewhere we finally... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tony J
Cork, 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

This is a must for anyone in the general region. On arrival, it’s very low key & my expectations weren’t too high based on the lack of commercial activity surrounding the cave. Tickets for a family cost €20. Tours happen very frequently & our guide...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having passed the signs for the caves many times travelling between Cork and elsewhere we finally decided to visit on a grey overcast day. This is a great family activity and our guide Roisin was very friendly and shared all her knowledge of the cave...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the caves with friends and was not disappointed. The family have kept it natural and it was amazing. Our guide was very knowledgeable and delivered the information with ease and a bit of craic. (Young girl with long dark hair in a pony tail)...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

We arrived just before the attraction opens and were delighted with the whole experience. It was only 4 of us going in with a guide and we had a blast. Katie is an amazing guide and she answered all our questions throughout. All in all...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

I brought visits here on a recommendation from a friend and it did not disappoint! No tourist shop the place is kept natural which adds to its beauty. When you go down into the caves it is fantastic and the tour guides are so friendly...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed November 16, 2018 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
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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
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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
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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.