The Caves of Kesh

Keash Caves
Keash Caves

The Keshcorran Mountain walk is one of the walks listed on the Sligo Walks website. This is just spectacular and so worth a visit if you are in Sligo.

South Sligo so often gets overlooked by tourists coming to our county but it is really well worth a visit. You’ll find the small village of Keash between Ballymote and Boyle. There are lots of reasons to visit Ballymote including seeing the castle and pretty town park.

You can’t miss the caves if you are coming from Ballymote, you will see them from your car. There are two options for parking, either take the first sign you see for The Caves of Kesh, be aware there is only space for two or three cars or you could park in the village itself and walk up.

The walk really isn’t too bad, it’s steep in places, after all you are walking up a mountain, but it’s manageable. It only takes about 20 – 25 minutes to walk up and there is a seat half way so you can take a break. The toughest bit is the little narrow section on the brow of the hill, it can get quite muddy so just be aware of that.

Although there are 17 caves it’s really only advisable to go as far as the largest one as there is a danger from falling rocks if you go any further.

The cave is just magical, it has a very special feeling about it and the views are just stunning. If you go up on your own it can be a bit scary if you have an overactive imagination like I do!

For more details on the Keshcorran walk check out the Sligo Walks website.

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