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The Worm Hole (Poll na bPeist)
Ranked #2 of 15 things to do in Inishmore
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Loveland, Colorado
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2013

We did the pony & trap tour with Thomas and he got out and personally walked us to the Worm Hole. Not sure if we would have found it on our own. Don't miss it. And just to the West along the coast towards the fort is a bay cut into the cliffs called Port Bhéal an Dúin. At high tide it is my favorite place in the world.

Visited October 2013
2 Thank mccentric
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 August 2013

It took awhile to find but it was an amazing adventure!!! It's such a beautiful sights. The rocky walk up the hole was hard at times but my nine year old loved it. Will definitely go back again.

Visited August 2013
1 Thank Adela L
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San Diego
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207 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“A priority while you are on the island”
Reviewed 4 August 2013 via mobile

Prepare a decent lunch and bring water before you hire your bike first thing in the morning, then make your way to the main road that takes you past the seal colony. Once you get to the main beach take a left and start up the hill a little before turning right at the sign that says "2km" to the worm hole. Be aware that the sign is in Irish and not in english. Take that road and you will sea a group of houses on the cliff. As the road turns left at the fork take the path to the right that continues north behind the houses. The path will dead end at a gate where you can walk through a passage and go down to the cliffs. Walk north and stay high on the cliffs- do not walk down to the lower rocks. There will be a small rope to step over at one point and then you will find the rectangular worm hole. My suggestion is to carry on walking up to the fort on the hill. You can make it to the main path and hop over the rock wall, thereby avoiding the 3 euro entrance fee. The round trip takes less than 1 hour walking, but obviously that doesn't include time spent picnicking or just enjoying the sights. After you return, take your bikes and see the rest of the island.

Visited August 2013
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Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Absolutely Stunning!”
Reviewed 4 August 2013

Outstanding views and photo backdrop. The hike to get there is a bit physical, so wear good shoes, but don't miss it!

Visited July 2013
1 Thank manu204
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Waterford, Ireland
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2013

This is not the easiest thing to find. A very helpful person at the Dun Aonghusa visitor centre drew us a map and gave us some directions. Without this, we might not have found the wormhole at all. Several disorientated souls were wandering around the shore and cliffs looking for it and we were able to direct them. Cycle/Walk down the laneway marked 'Poll na bPeist' (This is the only sign), turn right at the end of the road, continue to the last house in the village, turn right again. Jump the gate at the end, follow a worn path, walk along the stony (boulder) beach. Walk in the direction of Dun Aonghusa and keep your eyes peeled. The wornhole looks as if it has been manmade with cemented sides but is entirely sculpted by nature. The waves rush in and the noise is deafening. The tide was out but on its way in when we were there so we were able to stand alongside the wormhole and also view it from the cliff. BE CAREFUL of the incoming tides if viewing at the level of the wormhole. The coastline here is magical with semi caves made from erosion and huge limestone overhangs and the constant sound of water - dripping through the limestone overhangs, splashing pools and crashing waves. Not to be missed!

Visited July 2013
1 Thank marinoonan
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