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Badger Pot and Pigeon Pot are two
cave A cave or cavern is a natural void in the ground Ground may refer to: * Soil File:Stagnogley.JPG, Surface-water-Gley soil, gley developed in glacial till, Northern Ireland. Soil is a mixture of organic matter, minerals, gases, liquids, an ...
s found in the
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on the eastern slopes of Cuilcagh Mountain, south of
Florencecourt Florencecourt is a small village in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. In the United Kingdom Census 2001, 2001 Census it had a population (with Drumlaghy) of 135 people. It is situated within Fermanagh and Omagh district. Historically the area ...
Forest Park,
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,
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. They are sourced from small rivers which, at each pot, sink below ground. Dye tracing has linked these sinks to the underground river of the ''Prod's Pot–Cascades'' cave system. This river in turn rises at Cladagh Glen and feeds into the
Cladagh River The Cladagh River () is a small river in County Fermanagh, formed from three rivers and a number of streams draining off the northern slopes of Cuilcagh mountain, which combine underground in the Marble Arch Caves, Marble Arch Cave system. On t ...
, before ultimately discharging into
Upper Lough Erne Lough Erne ( , ) is the name of two connected lakes in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. It is the second-biggest lake system in Northern Ireland and Ulster, and the fourth biggest in Ireland. The lakes are widened sections of the River Erne, ...
. The dye tracing has also proved a further underground link to
Shannon Pot Shannon Pot or Legnashinna () is a pool in the Karst, karst landscape in the townland of Derrylahan near Cuilcagh Mountain in County Cavan, Republic of Ireland, Ireland. An aquifer-fed naturally fluctuating pool, it is the traditional source of t ...
in
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, suggesting that the latter may once have had a substantially larger catchment area.


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Marble Arch Caves The Marble Arch Caves are a series of natural limestone Limestone is a common type of carbonate In chemistry, a carbonate is a salt Salt is a mineral composed primarily of sodium chloride (NaCl), a chemical compound belonging t ...


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* Caves of Northern Ireland Landforms of County Fermanagh {{Fermanagh-geo-stub