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Killydrum (from Irish Coilla Droim, meaning "wood of the ridge") is a townland in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Previously referred to as Kildrome (1659) and Killdrum (1695). It is in the land division of Old Barr in the area of Boho.[1]

The area is known for its holy well named after St Faber's, which has an associated bullán.[1] There are also associations with the home or castle of a chieftain called O'Fialain.[1]

Killydrum Sink

There are several geological features in this area associated with the local bedrock which is composed of limestone. These features are described as Karst because of the way they react with the local water to produce crevices and holes in the rock. One of the most notable features in this area, is known as Killydrum Sink. A Sink, is a descriptive term to describe the entrance to a cave feature. Typically this is caused by the collapse of an older cave chamber so that the ground looks as if it has sunk. This type of hole can also be described as a swallow hole from its appearance. The particular type of rock from which the cave feature is composed bears local prefixes such as Dartry Limestone and Knockmore Limestone. The area around this feature has been is designated a provisional site of special scientific interest (PASSI) by the Department of the Environment (NI). The route of the main water course which passes through Killydrum Sink is believed to drain through the Noon's Hole–Arch system.[1][2][3]

A panoramic view from the Faerie Circle in the townland of Killydrum.

See also


  1. ^ a b c d Boho Heritage Organisation (2009). Edel Bannon, Louise Mclaughlin, Cecilia Flanagan, ed. Boho Heritage: A treasure trove of history and lore. Nicholson & Bass Ltd, Mallusk, Northern Ireland. p. 246.  
  2. ^ "Noon's Hole–Arch Cave; Killydrum Sink – Summary". Earth Science Conservation Review.  
  3. ^ "Earth Science Conservation Review".  

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