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.