When? June 28 – 29 2014 Where? Inis Mór Island, (Serpent’s Lair) Atlantic Ocean
What is it? 27 Metres of water, 14 Divers, 1 Winner.
14 divers from nine nationalities, will battle it out on the Irish stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving Competition.
Where to stay?
– Claí Bán B&B, Kilronan.
– Ard Einne Guesthouse.
– Pier House.
– Seacrest B&B.
– Aran Islands Hotel. Check out http://www.aranisland.info/accommodation/ for contact details and more information on some great B&Bs and hotels.
How do I get tickets? You can buy tickets online to this spectacular event. See HERE for ticket details.
The exciting two day competition held at the Serpent’s Lair (Poll na Peist), a natural formation on the fabulous surroundings of Inis Mór returns this year at the end of June. The Serpent’s Lair, or the “blowhole” as referred to by the local fishermen, according to ancient mythology is home to the Sea Serpent which lived beneath the entrance. The sound of screeching stormy winds is said to be the great Serpent making its presence felt. Nine time cliff diving world champion Colombian Orlando Duque says that “the Serpent’s Lair is one of those places that you only hear stories about. Finding the place and being able to dive there was one of the highlights of my career.”
The contestants jump dramatically from three times the Olympic height with no protection, so skill and concentration is a must. The contestants have an approximate three second window to coordinate their forms and movements before they hit the surface of the water at the speed of 100km/h. This event must not be missed!
The timetable for the Red Bull Cliff Diving is as follows:
May 10 | Havana, CUBA
June 07 | Possum Kingdom Lake, TX, USA
June 29 | Inis Mór, IRELAND
July 12 | Kragerø, NORWAY
August 30 | Yalta, UKRAINE
September 20 | Bilbao, SPAIN
October 19 | Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL
Check out the video on YouTube HERE.
You can book your trip to and from the island on our special offers page of our website HERE, with an extra late departure time on the Saturday & Sunday. The ferry departs at 6pm from Inis Mór to Doolin. We look forward to seeing you!