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The Worm Hole (Poll na bPeist)

Gort na gCapall, Province of Connacht, Ireland
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Almost got swept away!

We went on January 1, 2018. Very hard to find and we wouldn't have found it but for our tour guide... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Audrey M
Spectacular

We had no idea this existed until our pony trap ride stopped and let us out. It is a bit of hike... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lisa M
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“red arrows” (20 reviews)
“on the rocks” (16 reviews)
“red paint” (7 reviews)
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Gort na gCapall, Province of Connacht, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on January 1, 2018. Very hard to find and we wouldn't have found it but for our tour guide. It's about a 20- minute rocky, descending hike, that's not really marked. The closer you get to the wormhole, the more slippery the rocks...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had no idea this existed until our pony trap ride stopped and let us out. It is a bit of hike through rocky terrain but well worth it. It is amazing and a perfect rectangular. The views from the top are breath taking. While...More

1  Thank Lisa M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect rectangle cut into rock. Geologically easy to describe but visually an alien could have created. Tough hike over rock field but beauty worth it.

Thank Mary F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was an awesome hike. Very Rocky so you need good dry hiking shoes or boots. But once you get there you don’t want to leave. Absolutely breath taking and really breathtaking when you see where the red bull divers dive from. Beware though no...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The outstanding natural beauty on the walk to this landmark and the attraction itself literally moved me- and I'm not that kind of person :) The hopping over stone walls and adventuring to find it only adds to the expierence. When we got across the...More

Thank Amandajaynerey
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

It's very difficult to find this place, the signage is really poor and easy to miss. Luckily it was nice weather, and the landscape around it is stunning, but after getting lost on the way the Worm Hole itself was somewhat anti-climatic.

Thank shonashona345
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Reviewed May 1, 2018

I had heard a great deal about Poll na bPéist before making the treck. It's not very easy to find, but red markings guide the way once you reach Gort na gCapall. You have to be rather eagle-eyed to spot some of these markings on...More

Thank Micheal Pio H
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Reviewed April 16, 2018

This is one of my favorite places to visit on Inismor, but it's a little tricky to get there. Hard to find, too.

Thank Rita101010
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Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

It was a bit difficult to reach there. We had to walk around 20-25 mins after getting off the car but it is definitely worth the effort!

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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

We tried to find this twice - eventually getting to it. Not an easy route to it and I think we may have went a little off the recommended one but was worth finding. Spectacular views on show once you get there and the worm...More

Thank Sarah L
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PJ d
March 18, 2017|
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Response from Jinglefish | Reviewed this property |
Hi PJ d - well, I suspect we paid well over the odds as I was keen and it showed! I think we negotiated £80 for the day but it all comes down to how good you are at bartering. I was happy as we got what we wanted and the... More
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Mary-Kate C
August 6, 2016|
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Response from Angela P | Reviewed this property |
No, it is not suitable for swimming. It is a tidal pool and when the tide is out, I've no idea how you would get out of it. It would be very dangerous. When the tide is high, the waves come crashing into the pool and the... More
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huss64
August 12, 2015|
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Response from Angela P | Reviewed this property |
Completely natural. Bizarre I agree and difficult to comprehend how it cannot be man-made but it isn't.
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