The Worm Hole (Poll na bPeist)

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The Worm Hole (Poll na bPeist)

The Worm Hole (Poll na bPeist)
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catinahat87
Galway, Ireland35 contributions
Amazing natural phenomenon. Very hard to find
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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doberhus
Bangor, UK89 contributions
Definitely not swimming here
Jul 2021
Really worth walking the extra 1k from the road and taking the left hand path to approach the wormhole from the lower level rather than the cliff top. But unless you are a very strong and fit swimmer and with others - don’t jump in.
Written July 19, 2021
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foodforfish
Cavan, Ireland56 contributions
A little tricky to find but so worth the effort
Jun 2021
Finding and following the red arrows that are spray painted onto the rocks and the side of the cliff can be tricky but when you reach the worm hole its simply amazing.
Written June 10, 2021
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Wright
11 contributions
Amazing natural phenomenon
Sep 2020 • Friends
Amazing natural phenomenon! Although, hard to find, we had to walk through private property to find it!
Written April 29, 2021
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Lorna Dunn
14 contributions
My memento is a broken rib
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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Alice R
Wicklow, Ireland106 contributions
Amazing view but not very well signposted
Sep 2020 • Couples
Beautiful unreal views but beware of sharp drops and no sign posts ended up on groud level with tide coming in.
Written September 22, 2020
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JaymeGalway_Ireland
Galway, Ireland14 contributions
Safety Warning
Sep 2020 • Solo
Please note: It is extremely dangerous to swim here and it should not be considered a swimming spot.
Written September 20, 2020
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aktip66
Tipperary, Ireland22 contributions
Beautiful
Sep 2020 • Family
Beautiful scenery lovely area to sit & look out to the ocean. The day we were there people were diving in the water & someone got into difficulty & was swept out to sea a very courageous man jumped in & fortunately with help they were pulled to safety & after some time were airlifted to hospital. So please if you are going to this spot enjoy the view & wonder of nature but don't put your life or others at risk. Signs should be put up to warn of the danger
Written September 19, 2020
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heyimmaegen
Larne, UK533 contributions
Tough to find but wonderful!
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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Jonny M
Portstewart, UK89 contributions
Wild Atlantic Way bucket list
Jul 2020 • Family
I had put jumping into The Worm Hole on my Wild Atlantic Way on our families bucket list and wasn’t disappointed.
It’s not easy to find but that’s part of the challenge.
We hired bikes and visited the Spar shop for food for a picnic. Next stop was Kilmurvey beach, definitely worth the view and a dip in the sea. On your way to the fort Dún Aonghasa treat yourself to an ice cream.
Many people visit the Worm Hole from the fort which ok if you just want to look at it.
If you plan to jump in go back towards Kilmurvey beach and at the cross roads take the signs for the village Gort na gCapall. It’s not really a road, more of a track but keep following it until you reach a road, turn right and at the village ( it’s only a couple of houses) turn right and keep going until you reach a gate. Leave your bike and hike across the rocks. As you look at the fort aim for 10 o’clock. You might come across some red arrows in the rocks, your are on the right track.
Follow the rocks and after 200m you will find the Worm Hole.
You can jump from the edge or climb higher.
To get out again use the right hand corner facing the sea.
The rocks are sharp so take flip flops or spare trainers.
Enjoy.
Written July 28, 2020
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