Mitchelstown Caves

Considered one of the most spectacular caves in Ireland, Mitchelstown Caves in Co. Tipperary is a must for tourists. 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.

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.

Opening Times

February to April: 10am to 4pm

(open 7 days a week)

May to August: 10am to 4.45pm

(open 7 days a week)

September,October: 10am to 4.30pm

(open 7 days a week)

November: 10am to 4pm

(open 7 days a week)

December, January: 10am to 4pm

( open weekends only)(closed 24th,25th December)

Christmas Holidays: 10am to 4pm

(open 26th December to 8th January)

Also Open Bank Holidays.  

Entry to cave is by guided tour. No booking required as tours run throughout the day. Tour times are arranged on arrival. Last tour leaves at closing. School Tour and Coach Tour booking recommended.  Minimum 2 adults for a tour.


Adult: €9

Child: (up to 12 years old) €3.50

Family: 2 adults up to 2 children (up to 12 years old) €20

Minimum 2 adults for a tour.

School tour and coach tour rates available. For more information visit the official website here.