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Belmore; Mullyard SinkFermanagh
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Summary Full report
Site Type: Sinkhole
Site Status: PASSI
District: Fermanagh District Council
Grid Reference: H08004099
Rocks
Rock Age: Quaternary, Carboniferous (Asbian, Holocene, Visean)
Rock Name: Dartry Limestone Formation, Meenymore Formation
Rock Type: Limestone
Interest
Other interest: No data, No Data, cave, sinkhole, sump

Summary of site:

# 384. The Mullyard stream sinks at the base of a rock wall as the stream bed crosses the boundary between the Meenymore Formation above on to the Dartry Limestone. A convoluted entrance gives access to a traverse above a pit, followed by a muddy crawl into standing water up to the roof, the first of a series of ducks. Exploration terminates at a sump which has been dived for 3m; the passage continues thereafter.

Mullyard Sink is thought to resurge at Mullyard Rising, about 1km to the south in the valley.


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