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Reyfad-Carrickbeg; PollmoreFermanagh
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Summary Full report
Site Type: Sinkhole
Site Status: PASSI
District: Fermanagh District Council
Grid Reference: H11654582
Rocks
Rock Age: Quaternary, Carboniferous (Holocene, Visean)
Rock Name: Carn Limestone Member
Rock Type: Limestone
Interest
Other interest: No data, No Data, cliff, doline, sinkhole

Summary of site:

This huge shake hole is cliff-lined on three sides. A waterfall drains into an obvious sink; attempts to divert the flow have identified a second sink on the flat floor. In exceptional rain, the sinks flood and water up to 2m deep can build up. Dye testing has proved that the water from Pollmore emerges at Carrickbeg, taking 14 hours to pass through the system.

This site highlights the serious threat posed by uncontrolled dumping. Massive amounts of domestic waste (even cars) not only deface this splendid natural feature but also extensively pollute one of Northern Irelandís finest cave systems - presenting a serious health hazard.


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