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Mitchelstown Cave

A karst cave stretching from Mitchelstown to Cahir at a length of approx. 16 km. It was created as a result of the penetrating activity of water, which created unusual rock forms: stalactites, stalagmites, dripstones. The oldest of them can be up to 350 million years old. Admission to the cave is payable.

The cave was discovered on May 3, 1833, by a local farmer who was mining stones to build a house. This place immediately became the focus of researchers. As early as 1834, Dr. James Apjohn explored the cave and prepared a detailed map of it. There are 3 caves in the cave. In one of them, due to the excellent acoustics, sometimes concerts are organized.

Although the cave was open to the public practically from the moment of its discovery, it was not until the 1960s that modernization activities began. Paths for tourists were prepared, lighting was installed, stairs were poured out, which made it the first show cave in Ireland.


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    Mitchelstown Cave map
    Burncourt Cahir , Ireland