- Activities and Sports - Caving
50% of the Republic of Ireland is bedded on limestone. Consequently
Ireland has a large number of karst areas and many caves worthy
of exploring. Limestone types, and therefore caves, vary from region
to region however the main caving areas in Ireland are:
Burren is one of the most famous and unique geological sites in
Western Europe. It is a compact upland area of Carboniferous limestones,
with remnant caps of Namurian shales forming isolated peaks in the
western part of the area.
caving is in the limestone valley of the Blackwater where there
are a number of interesting caves.
the Aille River Cave - one of Ireland's largest underground rivers.
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