Ballybunion’s Famous Caves
We have spent many years in Ballybunion, exploring the caves and beaches. Returning only a few weeks ago to capture this project. The caves have always been of interest, they make you use your imagination and return to a childlike state. Exploring for hours and wondering how exactly they were created.
“In September 1991, Danny’s curiosity got the better of him: he adapted a radio-controlled model car and fitted a camcorder to it to explore an edifice in the cliffs beneath the Castle Green. After seeing the film footage captured on tape, his mother declared it to be “another New Grange”.”Ballybunion.ie.
Local historian, Danny Houlihan, was certainly an explorer at heart when he decided to document these caves! Nobody really knew where they ended, of it they ever did. The caves have existed for millennia under the town, located under the Castle Green, which dates back to the Iron Age.
“The vertical cliffs of Ballybunion’s coastline afforded a natural defence to the seafaring culture who colonized the Ballybunion area around 11AD, but the town in fact had people in its surroundings from 7000-4000 BC”. Ballybunion has plenty of historical and fun activities to draw tourists to it’s little part of Kerry.
We shall be adding the special image,above, to The Gallery 21!
We urge you to visit this special beach that has such great memories for us,
The Gallery Team
Just to share how spectacular these caves really are, here is a YouTube video of it’s hidden secrets!