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The Worm Hole (Poll na bPeist)

Gort na gCapall, Province of Connacht, Ireland
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Incredible journey

We hiked out through a driving mist (typical Irish weather) and were rewarded with spectacular... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2017
Karl K
Really amazing to see and hard to imagine it is not man made

This was a really interesting site to see. It is harder to find but well worth it, you follow a... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Doug B
Toronto, Canada
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“red arrows” (20 reviews)
“on the rocks” (16 reviews)
“red paint” (7 reviews)
Gort na gCapall, Province of Connacht, Ireland
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

We hiked out through a driving mist (typical Irish weather) and were rewarded with spectacular scenes of the sea cliffs, ocean and the worm hole itself. The hike in is not for the faint of heart. Not difficult, but you must be very cautious of...More

Thank Karl K
Reviewed 17 August 2017

This was a really interesting site to see. It is harder to find but well worth it, you follow a path marked only by red paint on some rocks that are supposed to be arrows. Eventually you will come to a rock that says 150m...More

1  Thank Doug B
Reviewed 17 August 2017

This was one of the sight we saw on a tour of the island. It was nice to see, but I wouldn't have went to see it on its own. We liked the whole island, but just wasn't all that special.

1  Thank drtom100
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Had to visit having heard so much about it. Absolutely spectacular and the views are fantastic. Bit off the beaten track but well worth the cycle and walk.

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Nice little walk out to it, make sure flat shoes. Fabulous natural feature. Well worth a visit. Highly recommend.

Thank Linda W
Reviewed 8 August 2017

It's not the most visited because it's not so easy to access, but it's definitely the most interesting place to see on the island.

Thank AllTheSmallThings345
Reviewed 2 August 2017

My favorite experience on the island and the best reveal as you hike up to it, regardless of rain or shine it does not fail to impress.

Thank Jose H
Reviewed 30 July 2017

some rock jumping, and red arrows gets you there. don't get discouraged its pretty far into the cliffs. you cannot miss it! its HUGE

Thank jhoway2go
Reviewed 27 July 2017

This was my must-see attraction upon visiting Inis Mór. As a Gaeilgeoir I have looked up the mythology surrounding the place-name of this natural phenomenon. As a translation "The Worm Hole" is very literal, and has more of a Star Trek vibe. "The Sea-Monster's Hole"...More

1  Thank 361PaulM
Reviewed 21 July 2017

You can only cycle so far to get here. You have to walk the rest of the way, which is quite rocky and uneven (there could have been an easier way but we didn't find it), but it was well worth doing. The climb down...More

1  Thank 93Buck
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PJ d
18 March 2017|
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
Mary-Kate C
6 August 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
13 August 2015|
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.