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Knockmore-Pollaraftra; PollnamanshFermanagh
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Summary Full report
Site Type: Cave, Sinkhole
Site Status: PASSI
District: Fermanagh District Council
Grid Reference: H068501
Rocks
Rock Age: Quaternary, Carboniferous (Asbian, Holocene, Visean)
Rock Name: Knockmore Limestone Member
Rock Type: Limestone
Interest
Minerals: Calcite
Other interest: No data, No Data, cave, sinkhole, speleothem

Summary of site:

Pollnamansh is a cave for the emaciated, and even they will find it a rib-crushing experience. It commences at an entrance forced by a tight squeeze, then a slope and crawl to a small, wet chamber—the Cistern. A horizontal slot leads on to a pool and 25m of progressively narrower, partly flooded passages, until the most meagre human frame can no longer advance. A small chamber at a tight bend in this final section—the Pleasure Dome—is richly decorated with cave formations.


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