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The Pollock Holes

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Address: Duggerna Reef, Kilkee, Ireland
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+353 87 235 6260
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Nature at it's best!

We stopped by several times over a day or so to see the Pollock Holes as the tide went out and came back in. At low tide it was a great place for climbing around on the rocks and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 November 2016
swait210
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Morrisville, Pennsylvania
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Morrisville, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We stopped by several times over a day or so to see the Pollock Holes as the tide went out and came back in. At low tide it was a great place for climbing around on the rocks and a few hardy people were in swimming even in April. As the tide came in it made for dramatic waves as... More 

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Egg Harbor City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

People were actually swimming in the holes when we got there but it was freezing. I guess to the locals it was a warm day

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County Cork, Ireland
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I am not a lover of sea swimming but I swam every day this week in the Pollock Holes. Very satisfying for a dip in a spectacular setting. Water cold and fresh as the holes are re filled by the ocean twice a day. Rocks are flat for sunbathing and drying off and because they are dark brown they draw... More 

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Thank Geraldine B
Limerick
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

When the tide goes out in Kilkee, it leaves behind 3 large, natural swimming pools. These pools are visited by hundreds of swimmers of all skill levels every day. If you're in the area, don't miss it.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

See my other review of the entire area. Kids of all ages, including a certain elderly gentleman discreetly skinning dipping in a far flung tidal pool!:) well done!

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Relatives live in Kilrush and told us about the Pollack Holes "keep going up the road along the coastal path until you're nearly on the cliff walk - there's a car park and cafe. That's where they are". We went to see where they were before the tide had gone out and it's still a really special place, with paddling... More 

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Thank foodiefamilyofthree
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

The Pollock Holes are one of those rare places. Natural swimming pools, replenished by each high tide, teeming with rock pool fauna and flora, magical rock formations, the constant crashing of the sea on Duggerna Reef, the crowds' daily retreat from the incoming tide as it forces the swimmers and rock pool fisher boys and girls to higher ground! I... More 

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Alfrick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Spectacular scenery. A.great place outdoors. Take in the landscapes and the seascapes that the Wild Atlantic Way has to offer!

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

This is a great place for swimmers but remember it is the Atlantic so very, very cold. Wet suits are a good idea for children. Also Good in low tide for rock pool fishing.

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Thank Mahan88
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Nice place to go at low tide for a swim in the pollock holes. I strongly recommend bringing the snorkels with you and spending time exploring the sea weed and nookes and crannies for starfish, crabs, and fish!

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