Caves of Keash, Ballymote

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#7 of 13 in Nature in County Sligo
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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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  • October 2nd 2020. So much for updated info. Place is CLOSED for maintenance. No word on official website so we found out the hard way. Oh and no evidence of any work being done.  more »
  • I had never heard of these caves till friends of our explored them during lock down. My husband and I visited them today and they were definitely worth it. In previous reviews a small parking area...  more »

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