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Map of KerryKerry is famous for its mountains. These consist mainly of sandstone but, as in County Cork, there are extensive outcrops of limestone in the valleys.Whilst a few caves have long been known, recent efforts have yielded some exciting discoveries.

The longest and best known is Crag Cave at Castleisland, now a showcave. Other discoveries have been made in the Castleisland area.

There are no books available on the caves of County Kerry but some information is available in "The Caves of Ireland" by J. C. Coleman - a useful summary of all Irish caves but now very much out of date (published in 1965).
A complete review is available in Irish Speleology IS15.
This is still an area not all that regularly visited by cavers so there are no established centres, pubs or accomodation frequented by cavers.
However, accomodation is widely available in this tourist area. Information from Bord Failte, Head Office, Baggot Street Bridge, Dublin 2.