This photograph of the The Caves of Keash was taken at Keshcorran Hill, Co. Sligo. It is a panorama photograph made up of seven individual photos stitched together.

There are approximately 13 small caves on the west side of the 362m hill, which also has a large hilltop cairn on its summit. The caves were partially explored in 1901 and again in 1929. Amongst the finds were the bones of reindeer, boar, beer and wolf.

The caves are linked to several legends - Cormac MacAirt, a High King of Ireland is supposed to have been born and raised by a she-wolf along side her own cubs in the caves. According to the mythical tale The Pursuit of Diarmuid and Grainne, Diarmuid and Grainne are said to have taken refuge from Fionn Mac Cumhail in the caves. The ancient Lughnasa festival has also been celebrated on the top of Keash Hill

 

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