Near Great National Ballykisteen Golf Hotel
Rediscover Road Trips during your stay at Great National Ballykisteen Golf Hotel and visit one of the most spectacular caves in Ireland, Mitchelstown Caves in Co. Tipperary which is a must for tourists and is just 40 minutes from us. Tours are conducted daily through almost half a mile of this world-famous cave. Visitors are guided through three caverns, in which indescribable dripstone formations, stalactites-stalagmites and huge calcite columns surround them.
Mitchelstown Caves In Tipperary
Mitchelstown Caves was discovered accidentally on the 3rd of May 1833, by Michael Condon who was quarrying limestone when he dropped his crowbar into a crevice. He stooped down to pull out a few boulders to retrieve the bar, next minute he found himself looking down into a vast series of underground chambers, passages and caverns. Michael was determined to explore his discovery, accompanied by two boys named Shelly, using only candles, a rope and a burning turf tied to a string to judge depths of crevasses, they cautiously entered the cave. After spending hours exploring, the cave turned out to be far bigger than they were expecting and in attempting to return to the safety of the entrance their candles burned out leaving them in complete darkness for twelve hours before the father of the two boys found them.
This is the singular way in which this astonishing phenomenon of nature was discovered, which might otherwise have remained unknown forever. The caves are amongst the finest Limestone caves in Europe, extending over an area about 16 km long and 5 km wide, between Cahir and Mitchelstown. A haven of mystery and intrigue, it is a chilling and exhilarating place for tourists and explorers alike. Up to one 1 km deep, the show cave boasts some remarkable stalagmite and stalactite formations, the Tower of Babel, standing a gigantic 10 metres high, is a wondrous sight and a timeless tribute to the power and wonder of nature.
June, July, August: Open 7 days a week from 10.30am to 4.30pm
To book a visit and to check availability please contact us on 0527467246
Child: €5 (up to 14 years old)
Family Rates: 2 adults up to 2 children (up to 14 years old) €24, 1 adult and 3 children (up to 14 years old) €24
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