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East Cuilcagh - Peter Bryant's HoleFermanagh
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Site Type: Cave, Pothole
Site Status: PASSI
District: Fermanagh District Council
Grid Reference: H16532965
Rock Age: Quaternary (Holocene)
Rock Type: Limestone
Minerals: Calcite
Other interest: rift, No Data, pothole

Summary of site:

The pothole is entered through a 1m by 2m hole above a 5m shaft that descends on to a steep slope. There are two routes from here. One is a crawl, opening up into a beautifully decorated formation passage that leads to an aven (Rainbow Aven), beyond which is a small chamber. The second leads down the slope into a chamber with a red column and gours.

A climb from here leads into a wet, 10m passage with two avens above. Returning to the slope, the descent continues under an arch and into a further chamber. At its far end a muddy crawl, 6m long, may link with Pollnaclanawley located almost due south. Draughts in the floor of the large chamber have encouraged digging, descending a further 4m through precarious deposits.

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