Killykeeghan National Nature Reserve
Learn about life on the rock on a leisurely guided walk around Killykeeghan Nature Reserve, just a stone’s throw away from the Marble Arch Caves and Fermanagh’s most iconic natural feature, Cuilcagh Mountain.
An area built and carved by sea and ice, and home to a succession of human communities for thousands of years, local life continues to this day as people go about their daily lives living on the limestone. Although life is much different to that of our early ancestors who arrived at Killykeeghan, many traditions remain, a tribute to the rich history and heritage, a legacy left behind. A connection between people and place with tenacity and persistence, and one which we can enjoy learning about today.
At a glance the surface offers panoramic views which capture the essence of the island county. Breath-taking views of Cuilcagh Mountain, the vast lakelands off in the distance, the small micro-habitats sheltering between rolling hills and a carpet of limestone grassland. Below lays the perfect ingredients for a world of caves and passages to form. All tell a story, a timeline and sequence of events which shaped our world and the lives of those who call the area home.
Bring a camera and capture your own snapshots of this wonderful site and draw upon your imagination as your guide takes you back millions of years.Once finished participants are welcome to join us for light refreshments at McGrath’s Cottage (traditional Irish Cottage).
The walk begins at Killykeeghan Nature Reserve. Please meet and register your arrival with your guide Chris 15 minutes prior to the walk beginning (see directions).
What to wear
This is an outdoor event, please wear comfortable outdoor footwear and bring waterproof clothing.