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Caves of Kesh Sligo Hike- New Car Park- Map — Our Family Hikes

Caves of Kesh

We holidayed in Sligo in the Summer of 2021 and after a bit of research, we found that the

Caves of Kesh are some of Sligo’s best-kept tourist attraction secrets. The caves of Kesh were one of the best highlights of our Sligo holiday, we loved them.

inside the Caves of Kesh

Kesh Caves Key information

  • Length- 1.2km total (600m to caves)
  • Location- New car park here
  • Access- Good access
  • Path- Very steep in one section
  • Signage- Yes, easy path to follow
  • Rating- 8/10 (We loved this)
  • Child friendly? – Yes but care is needed
  • Map- Below

Caves of Kesh

Caves of Kesh Hike

We parked our car here in the new car park. When we decided to do the cave hike, the new car park was being constructed but it allowed us to park close to the start point and to have a safe place to unload the kids.

We started the hike by going through the metal gate beside the car park. We then walked through a flat meadowy field until we met a sign turning us left and across a timber sty.

The walk continues below the base of the mountain until it turns up sharp and very steeply toward the summit. The steep section is very short.

Path Slope

Be warned, one section is extremely steep and has a very slippy gravel surface. We advise bringing some good hiking boots and walking sticks as the footpath is extremely steep for a short section (100m). Halfway up the steep section, there is a chair for a break. After the steep section, it levels off very quickly and you get spectacular views across Sligo.

Advice for hiking with Kids

If you plan to bring kids on this hike, be warned there is a very sharp edge to the top section of the trail. We advise bringing straps (reins) for kids between 3-5, just to be on the safe side. Try to keep younger kids in their hiking bags for this section. This section with steep edges isn’t long, it’s only about 150 meters.

Inside Caves of Kesh Sligo

When we reached the caves, we were amazed at the outstanding views and the spectacular sunset that we were greeted with. We were truly lucky with our timing when we visited. The kids loved exploring and were totally amazed at the size of them. It was great fun and one of the highlights of our Sligo holiday.

Where are the caves of Kesh located?

Kesh Caves are located in County Sligo. They are on the west side of Keshcorran Hill. They are located to the rear of Keash village in Sligo, click here for google maps location to bring you to the newly constructed car park.

Caves of Keash Parking

Below is a map of the start point to walk the Kesh caves and the location of the new car park. The new car park can cater for 20+ cars. When we visited, the new car park was being constructed.

Map of Kesh Caves

How long does it take to walk the caves of Keash?

The walk to the Sligo caves is very short. We had very young walkers when we hiked to the caves. We hiked to the summit and back to the car in 40 minutes. This was with 3 kids ranging from, 3 months, 2,5 years, and 4-year-old. The kids loved it but they did find it very steep and slippy coming down.

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