White Fathers Cave

Useful Information

Location: Meet at upper Lough MacNean, Belcoo, Corralea, at Corralea Activity Centre Ltd.
Open: All year after appointment.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: bring torch
Dimension: D=8-10 °C.
Guided tours: D=4h/8h
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Address: Corralea Activity Centre Ltd, Corralea, Belcoo, Co. Fermanagh., BT93 5DZ, Northern Ireland, Tel: +44-28-66-386-123, Fax: +44-28-66-386-123. E-mail: contact
Belfast Activity Centre (BAC), Barnett's Stable Yard, Barnett's Demesne, Malone Road, Belfast, Co. Antrim, BT9 5PB, Tel: +44-28-9060-0132. E-mail: contact
Raymond Finley, Gortatole Activity Centre, Florencecourt, Co. Fermanagh, Tel: +44-28-6634-8888.
The Greenbox, Park Rd Industrial Estate, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim, Ireland, Tel: +353-71-9856898 Fax: +353-71-9856931. E-mail: contact
As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
Please check rates and details directly with the companies in question if you need more recent info.



White Fathers Cave is a river cave located at the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland, in the Sligo/Fermanagh karst area. It is not developed but guided regularly in cave trekking tours. Tours are operated by Corralea Activity Centre Ltd., with sizes of 7-10 persons. The tour includes walking, crawling and wading through water, boots, wetsuits, oversuits, gloves, helmet, light, and belt. Visitors should bring a swimsuit, towel and warm socks. And of course a complete change of clothes to use after the caving trip.

White Fathers Cave is not the only cave which is guided by this company, they also offer tours into dry caves. The caves are selected according to the physical abilities of the participants. Half day trips visit one cave, full day trips two different caves. There are no fixed tours, so its a matter of negotiating with the operator.

All caves in this area may be flooded during heavy rains, so All caving trips are weather dependent. As a result trips may be canceled or postponed at short notice.

There are various operators which guide into wild caves in the area. We started with Corralea Activity Centre Ltd with no special reason. The Greenbox seems to offer tours by all operator.