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Tullyhona, Brookfield and Trien; Whiskey HolesFermanagh
Surface karst: Whiskey Holes.
Summary Full report
Site Type: Cave, Sinkhole
Site Status: PASSI
District: Fermanagh District Council
Grid Reference: H15453332, H15543332
Rocks
Rock Age: Quaternary (Holocene)
Rock Type: Limestone
Interest
Other interest: joints, No Data, cave, clastic sediments, sinkhole

Summary of site:

Whiskey Holes (also known as Westminster Cave) is at the foot of a blind valley where a stream sinks at several points in a boulder pile. Descent of a steep boulder slope leads to the entrance. The cave is about 20m deep and consists of a roomy first chamber, about 20m long and 4m wide, which leads to two others filled with collapse boulders. Progress beyond does not seem promising. The water sinking here reappears at the head of Oxbow Inlet in Tullyhona Rising Cave. For an overview, read the account of the cave system (Key Site 1154.

Local colour is added by prior uses for Whiskey Holes— as a poteen distillery and a hideout for an army deserter.


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