The Worm Hole (Poll na bPeist)

The Worm Hole (Poll na bPeist)

The Worm Hole (Poll na bPeist)
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Sarah D
Quechee, VT124 contributions
Jul 2022
Fascinating natural square rock formation which is worth the short hike. You have the option to view it from above or on the same level and would recommend doing both. You will find random directions written on rocks to help you get there. Bring your swimsuit as you can swim in it. Redbull have had their cliff diving competition there (check out the video by googling it), though I would not recommend trying that! Definitely worth the trip.
Written August 19, 2022
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Shawn C
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Couples
I had read a great deal on various forums and seen the footage of the Red Bull diving events held here. I knew it would be a challenge to find—but it was even more difficult than I envisioned.
Don’t be discouraged. If you are riding a bike and using Google maps, you will get to the end of the road. There are various stone fences which you will need to clamber over; and a long grassy path you will follow—but eventually you will be on the flat limestone heading most likely westward. The red arrows on some of the rocks are just a general suggestion.

There are two levels from which you will approach the site. On the lower level, there will be tide pools filled with water—the waves DO come up over this section—there is dramatic footage of a young woman being swept off the rocks (and rescued) so be extremely cautious on this level.

On the upper level, you will approach over the flat (and slippery) limestone.
I had expected to be able to perhaps take a swim, but after visiting, I’m not sure how anyone goes in without the aid of ladders or other paraphernalia they bring with them.
An awesome site and one feels like a pilgrim once arrived
Written June 24, 2022
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heyimmaegen
Larne, UK541 contributions
Aug 2020
I walked here over the fields from Dun Aonghasa - it took about 20 minutes. If you look from the fort you will see a semi circle curve in the cliffs, it's just after that. Be prepared to climb some stone walls and walk over a tonne of rocks... but once you find it, it's so pretty!
Written August 15, 2020
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Lorna Dunn
15 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
This is a unique place BUT I think the danger of visiting is underestimated. Never walk here without walking boots. I slid in trainers on the damp rocks and spent 6 hours in A&E to discover that I'd broken a rib. It was, and is, agony.

I've read in other reviews here about people being swept out by waves and barely surviving. I'm not a fan of going overboard on health and safety but this place should carry a health warning. It should only be tackled on a dry, calm day, in pairs, and in walking boots. Go carefully!
Written October 5, 2020
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Nienna D
4 contributions
Jul 2019
It's a little bit tricky to get there, there is no path, you just need a good pair of shoes as you'll be walking on very rocky and geologically challenging terrain. But I think it was something very unique to see. The view is also stunning and it's a great adventure. Also there are the types of rocks when you bang one to each other, it sings.
Written June 29, 2020
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CharlieProton
11 contributions
Jul 2020
Poll na bPeist is a bit of a walk from the road over fields of limestone. I would recommend wearing walking/hiking shoes or at the very least something with a good grip, as the rocks are slippy. Follow the red arrows that are marked on the ground and you’ll find your way. It is a bit of a walk but definitely worth it!
Written July 26, 2020
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Sandra R
County Wexford, Ireland10 contributions
Sep 2022
We got a taxi to Gort na gCapall, it dropped us off at the houses at the end of the lane. We walked to the end and followed the lane to the left. We saw a few red arrows along the way but you need to watch out for them. We headed off over the rocks staying to the land side rather than near the sea. You will see a flatter area in the distance, the hole is just beyond that. When you come to a larger cliff area you will see the red writing saying this way. Its a tricky enough walk. It took us half an hour each way and the nearer you get to the hole the slipper it gets. If you take a fall out there you will be in serious trouble if you are injured. It was worth it I guess but I would not do it again. A lot of seaweed and sea puddles to deal with and the rocks can be very slippy.
Written September 11, 2022
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mufimurphy
Cork, Ireland300 contributions
Jul 2022
This was a little tricky to find - we cycled following the signs and ended up at a dead end with no obvious signs where to go next. If you're cycling, the last few hundred metres to the dead end is on gravel road so it can be a bit tricky.

The gates were closed and locked, but there is a tiny red indicator and gap for you to pass. After that, it's a bit of hide and seek to try to find the red arrows. I'd say head towards the 2 o'clock direction if the ocean is pointing to 12, and the gate to 9.

It was a pretty long trek of 15-20 minutes without clear directions, so I was a little worried. You also have to remember how to find your way back, cos it can be quite disorienting when there is no distinguishing feature in the landscape. Part of it was over stones which can be slippery on a wet day, so definitely not recommended if you have mobility issues.

The wormhole was interesting in that it was quite rectangular like a pool, but created naturally. It is quite underwhelming for the effort to find it - BUT if you continue walking past the wormhole, you can get a pretty good view of the cliffs. I'd recommend this if you like cliffs, but if it's just for the wormhole, I don't think it's worth the time.
Written July 22, 2022
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Axburr L
1 contribution
Jul 2020 • Couples
This was billed as a “must see”, but we couldn’t even get to the rocks to find the red direction arrows. There were signs on gates for the fields we would have to cross “do not enter”/“no trespassing” in big red lettering. I can only think that others trespassed to get to the rocks to see the Site. Very disappointing:(
Written July 16, 2020
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catinahat87
Galway, Ireland35 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
Beautiful spot. It's such an unusual rock formation and lovely views from the cliffs nearby. However it's very very very hard to find. There is 1 single signpost by the lifeguard hut at the beach which leads you down a boreen. To access the track up to it you have to cross private property with barbed wire and keep out signs. Couldn't figure out any legal way to get there. Worth the trek but if you're running late for a ferry don't bother!
Written July 24, 2021
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