Restricted Access

The following is a list of caves where access is either restricted or has been cut off – see also the related news posts at the bottom of this page. As the situation can change dramatically in a very short period, cavers are requested to check local knowledge. Remember, it is normal and recommended that all cavers where possible request access permission from the landowner responsible.

Co. Clare

The following caves in the Clare area have access restrictions currently in place.

Poll na Gree

A new wall has been built around the cave entrance here, please be carefull crosing the wall – if you knock a rock off put two back.

Poll an Ionain: Td Craggycorradan West

This cave opened as a show cave in 2006, there is no access for cavers beyond the showcave tour.

Poll na gCeim

Access to this cave is currently not available. This is due to the lack of respect shown to the landowner by cavers in the past e.g. damage to walls etc. Negotiations are ongoing, please respect the current ban.

Glencurran Cave

Glencurran Cave, situated in the Burren National Park, is a site of archaeological and natural importance. Entry is fully permitted to current SUI members by way of obtaining a key for the gate installed by the National Parks and Wildlife Service. The SUI key holders in Clare are John Sweeney and Colin Bunce. It is important to note that entry will not be permitted at roosting times (November to March) due to the presence of Lesser Horseshoe Bats.

Inch Cave: Td Inch / Kilmailey

Cavers are advised to avoid this cave in Winter because of a large number of hibernating Horseshoe bats.

Poulnadatig

Because of its important bat population this cave has been gated.

Co. Fermanagh

The following caves in the Fermanagh / Cavan area have access restrictions currently in place.

Marble Arch System

This system is extensively gated and access has been negotiated by SUI on behalf of registered bona-fide cavers. Those cavers seeking access should write to The Manager, Marble Arch Cave centre, MarlBank, Florencecourt, Co. Fermanagh.  SUI members may apply directly using the application form on the members only section of the website.  Arrangements have also been made for SUI members to have access to a key for out of hours visits during the closed season of the show cave: further details of this are available on the members only section of the site

Pollaraftara – Legland Rising Area

Access is strictly by permission of the Landowner.

Reyfad

Access is strictly by permission of the Landowner.

Pollnacrom

Access is strictly by permission of the Landowner.

Polltullybrack

Access is strictly by permission of the Landowner.

Carrickbeg Rising Cave

Entrance is unstable and some shoring has taken place but currently can be negotiated with care.  For up to date information contact the northernconservation@caving.ie prior to entering the cave

Cascades Rising Cave

Entrance is unstable but currently can be negotiated with care.  For up to date information contact northernconservation@caving.ie prior to entering the cave

Boho Caves

Upper ravine area: Should NOT be visited under any circumstances because of roosting bats.

 

Co. Tipperary

Polskeheenarinky

Currently there is no access for general and uninsured visitors.  Conditional access is available for SUI members.  For more information email info@caving.ie or visit the Members Area of the website for details

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