Mitchelstown Cave is a limestone cave near Burn Court, County Tipperary, Ireland. Situated 12 kilometers (7.5 mi) from Mitchelstown, County Cork, became the first cave in Ireland attutvecklas to the public in 1972. [1]

The cave is situated in the townland of Coolagarranroe, [2] the R639 between Mitchelstown and Cahir. It is a privately owned local landmark and tourist destination, with a number of caves are open to the public through a guided tour. Remarkable speleothems include Tower of Babel column. The largest cave, known as Concert Hall, has hosted music events, including a performance by the Celtic Tenors. [1]


While the presence of a cave has been known in the area for at least as far back as 1777, [3] Mitchelstown Cave was discovered accidentally by Michael Condon, a farm laborer May 3, 1833. [4] It was first explored and mapped in 1834 by James Apjohn , [5] and then visited by a large number of prominent naturalists and speleologists including Édouard-Alfred Martel in 1895 and H. Luster Jameson, who first described the fauna in the cave. [3] in 1908, the cave thoroughly researched and resurveyed of Dr. CA Hill Dr. . A. The rule, Harold Brodrick of the Yorkshire Ramblers’ Club and Robert Lloyd Praeger. [3]


  1. ^ Jump up to: ab Hayes Curtin, Brian (2011-01-26). “Going underground”.Cork Independent. Pulled 04/30/2011.
  2. Jump up ^ Coleman, JC (1965). The caves in Ireland. Tralee, Co. Kerry: Anvil Press. pp. 18-22.
  3. ^ Jump up to: abc Hill, CA (1908). “Mitchelstown.` Cave (abstract).” Irish Natura. Dublin: Eason & Son. 25 : 239th Taken 2011-04-30.
  4. Jump up ^ Foot, Arthur Wynne (1878). “An account of a visit to the cave Dunmore, Co. Kilkenny, with some comments on human remains found there. ” Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland. 4. Dublin. In67. Hämtad2010-11-06.
  5. Jump up ^ Apjohn, Dr. (1834-1835). “On Mitchelstown Cave.” Dublin Penny Journal. 3-4 : 203-208. Pulled 04/30/2011.