Mitchelstown Cave – Guided Tour

Visitors to the Mitchelstown Caves still buy their tickets as they have done since Michael Condon discovered the cave in 1833 from the farmhouse near the cave entrance.

You may think that the cave entrance is insignificant, in fact it has changed little since Michael Condon made his first cautious steps underground, but don’t be fooled, the subterranean world in the heart of these hills will simply take your breath away by its sheer scale and depth.

On the guided tour  you will visit caverns in which you are surrounded by indescribable and awe inspiring cave formations. Guides will explain about the history and geology of the cave. Tours are conducted through one kilometer of well lit passageways. The temperature may surprise you as it is constant at 12 degrees Celsius making it seem warm in winter and cooler in the summer months.

Bring a picnic along and enjoy the beautiful panoramic views across the Cork and Tipperary Countryside and the highest inland mountain range in Ireland the Galtee Mountains before your descend underground. Mitchelstown Cave is a must your itinerary while exploring Ireland’s Ancient East or visiting Cork City.

The Mitchelstown Cave Experience

“Upon entering, the world outside seems to become unreal and with every corner turned another indescribable beauty waits to be savoured.”

Visitors enter the cave  through the original entrance that Michael Condon discovered and descend four flights of steps, from that point on the cave is level and you are now following the route of an old stream passage that formed there thousands of years ago. On the guided tour you’ll visit three massive caverns, the largest measuring 51 x 31 metres, with the roof tapering up to 20m height.

It is in this cavern that many concerts have been performed. Your guide will tell you about various events down through the years that have been held in this awe inspiring cavern. The superb acoustics and the vast natural auditorium of the Mitchelstown Cave make for a unique and unforgettable experience.

Words themselves could never do full justice to the Mitchelstown Caves. It has to be seen at leisure, so that its timeless masterpieces become vividly imprinted on one’s memory.


In line with  Government Covid 19 restrictions Mitchelstown Cave is closed until the 29th October 2020.

Apologies to all who had planned on visiting.

Entry to cave is by booking only.

To book a tour please call 052 7467246 or (0) 87 1752385.


2nd February to 13th May: 10am to 4pm
(open 7 days a week)

14th May to August: 10am to 4.45pm

(open 7 days a week)

September,October: 10am to 4 pm
(open 7 days a week)

November: 10am to 4pm (open 7 days a week)

December, January: 10am to 4pm
( open weekends only)

(closed 21st to 25th December)

Christmas Holidays: 10am to 4pm
(open 26th December to 5th January)

Open Bank Holidays.


Entry to cave is by guided tour.

School Tour and Coach Tour booking recommended.

Minimum 2 adults for a tour.






Contact Details & Directions

Entry to cave is by booking only.

To book a tour please call 052 7467246 or (0) 87 1752385.


Adult: €10

Child: (up to 12 years old) €3.50

Family: 2 adults up to 2 children (up to 12 years old) €22

Minimum 2 adults for a tour.

School tour and coach tour rates available.




Contact Details & Directions

Mitchelstown Cave
Co. Tipperary

 E21 H920
Tel: +353 (0)52 7467246

Mitchelstown Cave is located in County Tipperary  midway between the towns of Cahir and Mitchelstown. 40 minutes from Cork City and 20 minutes from the Rock of Cashel.

Take Exits 11 or 12 on the M8 Motorway

 Entry to cave is by guided tour. Minimum two adults for a tour.



Contact Details & Directions