Caves of Keash, Ballymote

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The Caves of Kesh, also known as the Keash Caves or the Caves of Keshcorran, are a series of limestone caves located near the village of Keash, County Sligo, Ireland. The caves are situated on the west side of Keshcorran Hill (part of the Bricklieve Mountains) and consist of sixteen simple chambers, some interconnecting.

The caves have been used by man over several millennia, and it has long been suggested that they were the site of ancient religious practice or gathering such as Lughnasadh.
Excavations carried out in the early 20th century, particularly those by Robert Francis Scharff, discovered significant animal remains. Among others, these included bones of brown bear, arctic lemming, Irish elk, and grey wolf.
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  • The caves aren't impressive - damp, small, muddy floored, no notable wildlife or archaeology. The climb is a short, steep walk, difficult in places. But the view is superb. You're not that high up... 
    The caves aren't impressive - damp, small, muddy floored, no notable wildlife or archaeology. The climb is a short, steep walk, difficult in places. But the view is superb. You're not that high up...  more »
  • Beautiful area, stunning views, parking right at the bottom short hike up to the caves.. unfortunately not dog friendly very sad to see the land owners felt the need to ban all dogs, have respect for....  more
    Beautiful area, stunning views, parking right at the bottom short hike up to the caves.. unfortunately not dog friendly very sad to see the land owners felt the need to ban all dogs, have respect for....  more »

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