The Caves of Kesh


View from the Caves of Keash

I can’t believe it was only last year that I finally walked up to The Caves of Kesh/Keash. It really is a very special place and one that isn’t as popular as some of the other Sligo walks.

I really don’t know why though because out of all the walks I’ve done this would probably be my favourite. The views are just stunning. I went up as the sun was beginning to set, and it was magical.

Inside the Caves

I did get a bit scared standing in the big cave on my own though – but that’s because I have a vivid imagination and am always expecting someone to jump out at me!

A walker at the caves

The walk itself wasn’t too bad at all, it was mostly flat apart from one steep bit where I did struggle a little bit. That’s only because I’m not fit though. Next time I go up I’m hoping to fly up it – not literally 😉

The mouth of the cave

You can continue on to top where you will see the Keshcorran cairn, I didn’t go that far though. I stopped at the caves. The caves are hard to miss as they are such a spectacular sight. Take the road from Ballymote heading to Boyle and they are just on the left before you get to the village of Keash.

Keash sunset

To find out more information about the walk you can click here. There’s a really interesting article here telling you more about the history and other interesting facts about Keshcorran.

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