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“An Adventure to See... and to Find!”

The Worm Hole (Poll na bPeist)
Ranked #2 of 15 things to do in Inishmore
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Columbus, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
41 attraction reviews
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“An Adventure to See... and to Find!”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

Tips: Get the map from the visitor's center at Dun Aengus. Ask several people for directions, as each person seemed to offer some bit of advice that turned out to be helpful and, putting all the advice together, we made it this fantastic sight!

If you have a bike, follow the map to Gort Na gGopall (a small village). There's a sign on the main road to the east of the beach that points to Poll na bPeist and Gort No gGopall. Go through the village and turn right past the last house, follow the path until you get to the grey gate and park your bike there.

Some nice (if destructive) person has painted occasional red arrows on the rocks from this point on to direct you - follow these. They'll take you across a huge field of boulders (labelled Storm Beach on the map).

You'll find three levels of shoreline: The lowest level has small tidepools filled with green moss. You don't want this level as the tide may trap you around the bend when you get to the Worm Hole. If you look up above the bottom level toward your right when you're facing the sea, you'll see a red arrow up above on the middle level. This is where you want to be, above the tide. Follow the shoreline around to the right, around a few bends, as you watch the cliffs above you get higher.

You'll go around a few bends and find the Worm Hole below you and the cliffs above you. You can also view the hole from the cliffs. If you're not sure whether or not you've seen it, you haven't seen it. Keep going and make sure you're at the level above the tide.

We went at low tide and there wasn't much action in the hole, although the size and geometry of it were still impressive.

It was rocky and slippery climbing so be sure to wear sturdy shoes!

Visited May 2014
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Highlight of Inishmore”
Reviewed 24 April 2014

The wormhole is stunning, the search for it will bring you on a tour around some cliffs, walking on rocks and stunning views. If I could do only one thing on Inishmore, this would be it.

Visited April 2014
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Dublin, Ireland
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“way better than forts!”
Reviewed 22 April 2014

I loved this place and the cliffs beyond. Way more beautiful than the forts and worth the extra effort to find. The highlight of the trip definitely.

Visited April 2014
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Round Lake, New York
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“ah the Worm Hole”
Reviewed 6 January 2014

It is rather hard to find even with the map but we did and it was worth every moment. Allow more time than you think.

Visited October 2013
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Devon
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“Exhilarating experience”
Reviewed 2 November 2013 via mobile

Thomas Faherty guided us there whilst on his pony & trap ride, otherwise it would have been difficult to find, though less than a km SE from Dun Aonghasa, the spectacular hill fort. When we visited there were raging seas with Atlantic breakers crashing in and spray right over the cliff tops. The a Wormhole was emptying and filling on a regular basis. In the bright winter sunshine it was one of the best natural phenomena that I've seen worldwide. On a quiet day it would be merely amazing if only for its geological formation.

Visited October 2013
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