Mitchelstown Cave – One of Europe’s Major Showcaves

Mitchelstown Cave is one of the largest and most complex cave systems in Ireland. On the guided tour you will follow ancient passageways and visit massive caverns in which you are surrounded by indescribable dripstone formations, stalactites, stalagmites and calcite pillars. Graceful calcite curtains hang from sloping roofs and calcite crystals glisten like diamonds in the distance. Huge calcite columns and one of Europe’s finest columns the inspiring “Tower of Babel” which stands some 9 meters in height.

Perfect for School Groups

Visitors, coach tours and group outings are guided through half a mile of this world famous show cave. Coach tours should phone ahead of time for an appointment and are catered for all years around. Parking for cars and coaches is provided and toilets are on site.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 descent underground. The cave is a must your itinerary while exploring Ireland’s Ancient East or visiting Cork City.

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