The Caves Of Kesh

The Caves of Kesh consist of thirteen small caves at the foot of a limestone cliff. The legend associated with the caves is that Cormac MacArt, a famous King of Ireland was reputedly born and raised in the caves by a she wolf. Diarmud and Graine are said to have taken refuge here from Fionn MacComhail.

Caves of Kesh

Also, Lughnasa, a festival to honour the Celtic God Lugh was held on the top of the mountain on the last Sunday in July, called Garland Sunday. In past times the festival lasted three days. These days it’s held in the local sports field with a dance in the evening. There are guided tours of the caves every hour during the main tourist season.

Part of the Caves Tour