Kesh Corran, 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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  • Easy parking at the bottom. Way to the top is not too difficult. You have a very nice view for beautiful pictures from the wholes.  more »
  • Keshcorran is the highest hill in the Bricklieve/Curlew area and is capped by a large un-opened cairn which is known locally as the pinnacle. Seventeen caves are located on the western side of the...  more »
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