A Photo-Journal Of The Irish Underground

Carrickbeg Rising

At the roadside entrance to Carrickbeg Rising The little rotten cracked stone that holds the roof up :)

 

Carrickbeg is the resurgence point for Reyfad and was dug in the early 70s by Reyfad Group. It is a short wet trip in which the water level gradually increases until a number of ducks and almost flooded passages are reached leading to a series of sumps. The entrance to this cave is a small roadside hole that leads through fifteen meters of horrific squeezing (in a wetsuit) under an unstable roof. It finally opens to a small chamber where the rotten cracked stone that holds it all up can be seen! It is possible to sit here and listen to the not so soothing sound of cars driving on the road overhead.

 

The main stream-way passage in Carrickbeg Rising

 

Near the end the passage begins to close down and a series of ducks appear. These are good fun but the water is cold and does not encourage you to linger.

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