Caves of Keash

Caves of Keash, Ballymote: Address, Phone Number, Caves of Keash Reviews: 4.5/5

Caves of Keash
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Caverns & Caves • Scenic Walking Areas
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Jim G
5 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
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, yet you can see for miles over a 180 degree vista. We were there in the evening, with the sun glinting off a small lake a mile or two away. Magical. Loved it.
Written 12 August 2021
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Eimear D
1 contribution
Jun 2021 • Solo
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 the farmer's that allow us on there land to see these beautiful landmarks
Written 23 June 2021
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Ian M
3 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
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.
Written 1 October 2020
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Lorraine8210
Ballina, Ireland81 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
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 near the beginning was mentioned but today that was all taped off. We parked at the church car park and it was no more than a half a mile to the bottom of the path. The path till you get half way isn't too challenging. There is then a very steep climb but thankfully it doesn't go on for long. The Caves are fascinating but if your like me and not great with heights stuck to viewing the first two. I ventured on a bit further and found the ground uneasy. Other people had brought young kids up (2-4) and in my opinion it's not suitable for them. You will easily pass an hour and a half here. Hoping to come again soon.
Written 27 September 2020
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BambiS
Galway, Ireland1 contribution
Aug 2020 • Couples
Hidden gem of Sligo! Views from the top are phenomenal, especially on a sunny day. By chance we got there just in time for the sunset. Gorgeous!

Wear shoes with good grip as you walk across grassland, then a turn style, and steep and slippy climb up a gravel path to the top.

Have fun exploring in and around the caves, mucky and little slippy in parts but doable.

Thoroughly enjoyed and really glad we ventured 👍😎
Written 12 August 2020
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Yanie P
Indonesia316 contributions
May 2019
It 's nice to climb up moreover on the sunny day. It offers stunning views from the top but it's more beautiful to see it from inside the caves - if you're a photography lover, you'll love it! Many things to explore if you have much time. Don't forget to equipped yourself with a torch, bottle of water and a stick!
Written 8 April 2020
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Brandon F
Murrieta, CA56 contributions
Apr 2019
These caves were amazing! The hike up the side of the mountain is a little bit of a trek but well worth it for the views both in the caves and of the landscape in the distance. The story behind these caves if pretty interesting, if you believe them. Ask and judge for yourself.
Written 26 February 2020
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FrequentFlier584156
4 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
Wrap up and boot up to enjoy the exploration of the caves and surrounding hills. We'll worth the effort.
Written 1 December 2019
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P M
Belfast, UK18 contributions
Jul 2019
Found the caves without problem, as the signage is very good. a steep section of the climb, with gravel underfoot, could benefit from a hand rail or even steps. Superb views from the caves. I would have liked a path to continue to the summit of the hill...maybe something for the future.
Written 25 August 2019
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IDCann
Ballymoney, UK117 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
Walked to the caves from Ballymote. Recommend decent shoes for the climb up to the caves. Stunning view across the county and great photography opportunity. Walk on afterward to the Fox’s Den for a refreshing pint and a bite to eat. Maybe get a tour of the traditional Irish cottage. A wonderful days excursion also with the exception of the climb up to the caves can be done by car.
Written 11 August 2019
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