Located approximately 50k north of Cork City,
Mitchelstown is known for its rich history, beautiful landscapes and warm hospitality.
ATTRACTIONS in Mitchelstown & its SURROUNDING AREAS
The town and it's Architecture
Built in the 18th and 19th centuries by the Earls of Kingston, Mitchelstown is a fine example of a planned town. The overall vista is dominated by two Gothic cut limestone Church spires set against the Galtee mountains, and by the two magnificent squares at Kingston Square and Market Square. Built in the mid 1700s in elegant Georgian style (Upper), and in United Domestic Renaissance style (Lower), Kingston Square ranks as one of the most beautiful squares in Europe.Cork Street has many fine traditional shop fronts (from Classical and Georgian Architecture in the vernacular), most notably; Ryan’s Shoe Shop, Murphy’s Chemist, O’Callaghan’s Delicatessen, Mulcahy’s Pub, Lyons Grocers and Hyland’s Book Store in Lower Cork Street, and Campaign House, Paul Roche’s and Ford’s Hardware in Upper, boasting ornate fascias, sculptured brackets, moulded windows reveals and some fine Ionic columns. Cut stone and brick buildings of note include Stuart Hall and the Market House in Market Square and the Old School House and Weston Village in Georges Street.
Mitchelstown Open Market
The Open Market received it’s Royal Charter in 1614 and is now held weekly on a Thursday to coincide with Mart-day. The Market is a focus for great bustle and activity where traders of all description gather from all over the country, and where you can purchase anything from fresh fruit and clothes, carpets and curtains to shovels and electric gadgetry.
King's Square & Kingston College
Built by the Earl of Kingston in about 1780, this is probably the finest period Georgian Square in Ireland. Go up King’s Street at the top of New Square and turn right into Georges Street. Kingston College is located at the bottom of this tree lined street.
Mitchelstown Cave is a must-visit destination for anyone visiting County Tipperary, Ireland. The cave is located approximately 2.5 kilometers from the town of Mitchelstown and offers a unique experience for lovers of nature and adventure. The cave, which is over 500,000 years old, stretches over a mile long and features impressive limestone formations, including stalagmites and stalactites. Visitors can take a guided tour of the cave and learn about its history, formation, and unique features. The tours cater to all ages and abilities and are offered year-round. A visit to Mitchelstown Cave is a fantastic way to spend an afternoon, and it promises to be a memorable experience that visitors will cherish for years to come.