Keshcorran

Keshcorran, Sligo: Address, Phone Number, Keshcorran Reviews: 4.5/5


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BernieH001
Ennis, Ireland157 contributions
Worth the climb
Jul 2021
Signs say park in the village, however there is quite a bit of parking at the base of the climb. The climb is strenuous enough but no problem for anyone with a reasonable level of fitness. We met someone on his way up who suffrered from COPD and he was struggling. The climb is well worthwhile, as much for the views as for the caves
Written 28 July 2021
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Kathi W
Sligo, Ireland64 contributions
Beautiful view
Jul 2018 • Friends
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.
Written 11 December 2018
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1907Dee
Sligo, Ireland113 contributions
Stunning Views but beware of steep incline
Mar 2017 • Friends
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 mountain. According to folklore former High King of Ireland Cormac Mac Art is said to have been raised by wolves in one these caves. The trail leading up to the caves is way-marked from the car-park beside the Church in the village of Keash (just off the R295) and follows a narrow road beneath Keshcorran before turning right to cross a stile and heading up along a field boundary. After you cross a stone stile the trail winds its way to the left up along the hillside. Turn right to follow a steep, narrow sheep path up to the caves. The trail returns via the same route. Care is recommended when walking along the brow of the hill as this is a steep incline and the grass can sometimes be slippery underfoot, particularly after rainfall. Walking boots are recommended.
Written 4 April 2017
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gwarc2015
Waltham, MA8 contributions
Trip to prehistory
Nov 2016 • Couples
Visiting Kesh Caves and surrounding mountains and countryside proves that tourist Ireland hasn't reach everywhere. This was very hard to find but meeting locals and exploring dirt roads brought us back in time. This is beautiful and amazing. We will visit Ireland many more times, have already visited 12 times.
Written 7 December 2016
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BinDereDoneDat
Dublin, Ireland351 contributions
Climb the cliffs to the caves!
Sep 2016 • Family
These caves are accessible by walking up a steep path and then along a narrow track about a foot wide bordering a steep alebit grassy slope with a drop of about 50ft. So I found it fine as worst taht woudl happen is taht you woudl slide down - 50 - 100ft and get a bit dirty, bu my wife didn't like teh path and went back. In any case I got ito most of teh caves - jsu be careful to keep legs braced and centre of gravity low and get a grip on grass and be stable when moving on steepedr areeas. Caves are wet and muddy inside and have low passages that could be explored f you crawled, but need torch and boiler suit for this. Interesting that people lived here and I picked a 'des res' for myself and family should zombie apocalypse arrive!
In traveling here use a map and the road R295 - I relied on GPS and was travelling on roads that were narrower than the width of my car!
Written 14 September 2016
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Cara H
25 contributions
Enjoyable
Jul 2016 • Friends
Dangerous for a wet day as the path in front of the mountain was a steep thin grass trail. The larger caves are the first ones ones in the row and are really cool to walk in through. They get smaller along the row. the views were lovely from the top.
Written 3 August 2016
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Tami K
Alexandria, Virginia, United States44 contributions
Amazing Views
Jul 2016 • Couples
Keshcorran was a remarkable sight to enjoy the beautiful caves and the ancient stones dividing fields up the hillside! See the top cairns of Carrowkeel from the base. Lovely walk - bring your Wellies or hiking boots.
Written 13 July 2016
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Inscribe
Sligo, Ireland364 contributions
Massive megalithic tomb - be sure to see this!
Jun 2015 • Friends
Keshcorran is the highest and most north-westerly peak in the Bricklieve mountains area which is part of the Curley mountains. It is located in Keash which is about 7.3 km from Ballymote in Co Sligo by way of the R295. The peak at Kilcorran pinnacle (a name by which it is known locally) is 359 meters high is topped by a large cairn (megalithic tomb or necropolis)

The cairn which is absolutely massive is about 30 meters in diameter and locals will tell you that it is generally accepted that the cairn holds a never excavated passage tomb. The cairn was constructed on a stone platform or plinth that is about 35 meters in diameter and is altogether 6.5 meters in height and may well have been an area for large assemblies in megalithis times. It is well worth making the rather steep climb to get to the top but it worth the effort to get there. Be prepared and wear appropriate clothing and walking boots. The ascent itself is well marked by way markers from the Keash church and parking is available in the church car park
Written 27 February 2016
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slidey
Sligo, Ireland11 contributions
On a good day, a fantastic outing
Nov 2014 • Solo
I looked out my bedroom window growing up at this and never climbed it more to my shame.

While home on a visit on a beautifully crisp winters morning I went up. Its a little steep and you need to be a little surefooted but its worth it. Make your way through the gorse to the very top for the full HD panorama.
Written 16 May 2015
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