One very special place to visit is the Marble Arch Caves located at the foothills of Cuilcagh Mountain in The Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark, only 30 mins away from The Organic Centre.
The caves were first discovered by French explorer Edourd Alfred Martel and Dublin born scientist Lyster Jameson in 1895. Martel was so impressed he wrote in his 1897 book ‘Irlande et Cavernes Anglaises’ that it would make a fine tourist show cave.
This prophetic Statement was not realised until 1985 when Fermanagh District Council opened part of the caves as a tourist attraction and since then over 1.5 million visitors have taken a guided tour through what is a truly spectacular world.
The caves were created thousands of years ago by a cave river eroding and dissolving away millions of tonnes of limestone to carve and shape the majestic cave passages.
Electric lighting reveals hanging stalactites, translucent mineral veins and cascades of calcite. Visitors follow Mantel’s journey on foot and by boat along the silent cave river to land beside a sandy beach that has never seen sunlight.
There are many other attractions of the geopark, some of which include safe access to the summit of Cuilcagh mountain, Lough Navar forest, Cavan Burren Park and activities include cycling, fishing, walking, caving, canoeing and cruising – an almost endless itinerary of things to do.
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