Saturday, August 26, 2017

Aillwee Cave

This cave is the easiest way to sample the massive system of caves that underlie the Burren. Our guide walked us 300 yards into the cave complete with a 45 minute geology lesson.
During the Ice-Age, underground rivers carved countless caves such as this one. 
Brown bears, which became extinct in Ireland a thousand years ago, found them great for hibernating.

A Brown bear's hibernation den from at least 1000 years ago.
Bones are visible in this den.

Another bear den.

The cave is a constant 50° F.
Sweater weather!

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