Caving clubs in Enniskillen?

Keris82

Member
Hello, I'm after some caving clubs to stay at in July to Aug
I've seen this thread on here, are there any others?
https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=28926.0
 

IrishRocky

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Keris82 said:
Hello, I'm after some caving clubs to stay at in July to Aug
I've seen this thread on here, are there any others?
https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=28926.0

For a bit more info, none of the clubs in Ireland have huts, in the Fermanagh/Cavan region Augnahoo (Small Groups) and the Scout Hut (Larger Groups) are the best two options as Ian says.

If you want to get in touch with clubs in the area for caving, Breifne Caving Club and the Shannon Group are the main two. I can put you in touch with SG members, but they don't have a specific social media presence.
 
G'day
I am the warden for the Aughnahoo/Aghnahoo/very much open to debate the spelling, so to cover all its also known as the Hoo.  There is a facebook page for it called errr thehoocavershouse https://www.facebook.com/thehoocavershouse .

Tis the only dedicated cavers hut in Ireland and is within walking distance of the best caves in Ireland . indeed so close the caves are they are collectively known as the Garden Caves.

Last summer we had  a few mobs over from England. some doing exploration digs and surveys and sporty caving.

This summer i'm contemplating some sort of music/ caving/camping festival type thing at the Hoo. Other than writing that last sentence  and getting a publician to provide on site booze i havent organised anything yet. but  may be some weekend in july/august
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any questions give me a shout.
 

Keris82

Member
Sean the Miner said:
G'day
I am the warden for the Aughnahoo/Aghnahoo/very much open to debate the spelling, so to cover all its also known as the Hoo.  There is a facebook page for it called errr thehoocavershouse https://www.facebook.com/thehoocavershouse .

Tis the only dedicated cavers hut in Ireland and is within walking distance of the best caves in Ireland . indeed so close the caves are they are collectively known as the Garden Caves.

Last summer we had  a few mobs over from England. some doing exploration digs and surveys and sporty caving.

This summer i'm contemplating some sort of music/ caving/camping festival type thing at the Hoo. Other than writing that last sentence  and getting a publician to provide on site booze i havent organised anything yet. but  may be some weekend in july/august
.
any questions give me a shout.

That's fab, thank you. I have checked out your place on Facebook before. It looks nice. I'll pass it on to the group
 

Keris82

Member
Enniskillen in particular or Fermanagh or Cavan?

If I were heading to Fermanagh for caving I'd stay at Agnahoo if a few people or if a lot I'd look to book out spots in the Cladagh Glen scout hut which is posher than my house.
Thanks Ian for recommending Cladagh Glen. It's a fantastic venue in a beautiful location for caving, walks and BBQs. We had an amazing week in Enniskillen. I definitely want to go back there!
 

Keris82

Member
We split in to 2 groups and most did 2 caves a day, so quite a few! I went to pollnagollum of the boats, marble arch, pollnagossan, bruce's pot and pollprughkisk.
 

rm128

Member
Some great trips there! Is Bruce's the one where you emerge halfway up Monastir cliff and have to somehow contort yourself in midair to go back into an adjacent opening?
 

Keris82

Member
Some great trips there! Is Bruce's the one where you emerge halfway up Monastir cliff and have to somehow contort yourself in midair to go back into an adjacent opening?
It is half way downonastir cliff but not a small opening. If you go up a bit further there is a long tall tube going down a slope to the 6m pitch.
 

rm128

Member
It is half way downonastir cliff but not a small opening. If you go up a bit further there is a long tall tube going down a slope to the 6m pitch.
Thanks Keris. It sounds like I'm remembering the right cave, but I may be confusing some details. It's all a very long time ago. Glad you had a great trip.
 
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