Cave excavation reveals conditions of IRA hideout during Civil War in Sligo

A cave excavation in Sligo has revealed conditions of an IRA hideout during the Civil War.


The project, funded by the ATU is the first research excavation of a Civil War site in Ireland.


The team of archaeologists spent over a week excavating the small cave high in the Dartry Mountains overlooking Glencar Lake in north County Sligo.


The cave was used as a hideout during the War of Independence and was the principal hideout of the North Sligo anti-Treaty IRA during the Civil War.


Dr Marion Dowd of the ATU has been outlining what they found and the next step for the project: