34 thoughts on “Ireland Is Deadly

  1. munkifisht

    Did some yank’s family try and sue the Irish government after their son was killed on Skellig?

  2. Ferret McGruber

    Skellig is the scariest, most visitor unfriendly place I ever visited. The boat ride was a joke with most of the passengers (none of whom, on the boat I was on, provided with waterproofs) getting completely drenched. One guy ended up leaving the boat, teeth chattering, looking like he was in the first stages of hypothermia.

    The island itself is horrendously dangerous with any visitor to the top being only inches from certain death at any moment. It’s only pure luck that more people haven’t been killed. Compared to other OPW sites where the most beautiful vistas are ruined by unnecessary health and safety, Skellig is the work of a madman. There will be more deaths on it, of that there is no doubt.

    1. 3stella

      It’s the potential 600ft skull smashing tumble down the the rocky hillside before finally drowning in the raging sea below I found most unappealing, apart from that I’d really recommend it to anyone who doesn’t suffer from vertigo.

  3. everybody

    Well its about to become a lot more popular when STAR WARS comes out. Americans will be flocking to visit.

    Apparently the new young Jedi’s find Luke living there in exile. COOOL.

    1. Delacaravanio

      The scariest thing about the cliffs of Moher is the price of admission charge. €6 to see a cliff. It’s disgusting how much we fleece tourists here.

      1. Jess

        Yup. Cliffs have been completely ruined since they build that visitors centre. My advice is go to doolin and get a boat tour. Its actually more expensive but you can see why youre paying

      2. Spartacus

        You don’t have to pay €6. That’s the (reasonable) fee for the car park. If you walk or cycle up there you don’t have to pay anything.

        1. Anne

          It’s per person in the car though.
          For two of us it cost 12 there last year.
          Remember thinking I shoulda gotten out before he parked up.. or thrown him off the cliffs for every penny he was worth. In retrospect like. haw haw.

          1. Spartacus

            I stand corrected Anne. I usually park near Doolin and walk the cliff path, not always as far south as Moher unless it’s a really nice day! Just had a look at the visitor website and I’m surprised to read the following, given that the cliff path is a well established right of way: “Visitors to the Cliffs of Moher may be asked to show their ticket during the visit, it is important to keep your ticket with you at all times. Walkers and cyclists to the Cliffs of Moher are asked to go to reception in the Visitor Centre to get admission tickets. Visitors without admission tickets will be asked to purchase a ticket at the Visitor Centre reception.” I hope they mean visitors *in* the visitor centre rather than visitors to the cliffs themselves!

          2. Anne

            Good tip, parking near Doolin.
            I think they mean visitors to the cliffs themselves.

            I think I recall someone standing at the base looking at the tickets too, so it would have made no odds getting out before the car was parked up. It’s an admission to go onto the Cliff as far as I know, they just wanna be sure and catch you when you’re parking up.

            If there’s fleecing to be done, they’ll do it.

            I’ve never come across is anywhere else – being charged to go on a cliff.

    2. Spartacus

      The Caminito is adrenaline inducing for sure (I was only able to stick it for a few hundred metres before turning back), but it isn’t officially open to the public because stupid people. Let’s not allow the same mentality to restrict access to the Cliffs of Moher, Skelling Michael, or the Blaskets.

  4. Kieran NYC

    They’re *cliffs* and a remote island. What do people expect?

    If you want to see it in complete, 100% safety, watch it on telly.

  5. gerry

    lol do santorini on it, get donkeys to carry everyone up and down the skelligh…. its good fun in santorini on the return journey at high speed full gallop down the steps there…lol

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