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Reyfad-Carrickbeg; CarrickbegFermanagh
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Summary Full report
Site Type: Cave
Site Status: PASSI
District: Fermanagh District Council
Grid Reference: H11724670
Rocks
Rock Age: Quaternary, Carboniferous (Holocene, Visean)
Rock Type: Limestone
Interest
Other interest: bedding, rift, No Data, cave, sump

Summary of site:

Carrickbeg Rising Cave (also known as Bunty Pot) is a north-south trending passage, about 1km long, that is divided into two parts. The main stream passage (about 540m long) is mostly walkable along passages with rectangular sections varying between 4m wide by 5m high to over 5m wide by 2m high. Following a 10m flooded section (a sump) the passage opens out into a further section of large passages known as the Farr Out Series, over 400m long. This section of the cave becomes progressively more confined with muddy overflow scrambles before ending in a series of sumps; the final sump, where exploration has halted, is particularly turbid and nasty.

The entrance into the main stream passage is through an unstable boulder choke above the Carrrickbeg resurgence and should not be attempted by the speleologically uninitiated. To see how this cave relates to the main system, read the principal account of Reyfad-Carrickbeg in site record ‘Belmore, Ballintempo & Tullybrack Uplands; Reyfad-Carrickbeg’.


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