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Diving at Blackrock

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Up until the mid-19th century, there was a cluster of thatched cottages at Blackrock. on the Night of the Big Wind [January 6, 1839] these were literally blown away by the ferocity of the storm and the tide and most of the occupants had to move inland. They were mostly fishermen and there had always been a tradition of fishing in the area. Blackrock was also a favourite place for men bathing, and in 1885, Mr Moon and some of his friends decided to place a springboard there. Unfortunately they did not have ‘planning permission’ from the owner of the land, Colonel O’Hara, and he had the board removed and made it difficult for the bathers to get to the rock at all. It ended up in court and the urban council stepped in and signed a lease giving a public right of way to the bathing area.

Diving at Blackrock

Up until the mid-19th century, there was a cluster of thatched cottages at Blackrock. on the Night of the Big Wind [January 6, 1839] these were literally blown away by the ferocity of the storm and the tide and most of the occupants had to move inland. They were mostly fishermen and there had always been a tradition of fishing in the area. Blackrock was also a favourite place for men bathing, and in 1885, Mr Moon and some of his friends decided to place a springboard there. Unfortunately they did not have ‘planning permission’ from the owner of the land, Colonel O’Hara, and he had the board removed and made it difficult for the bathers to get to the rock at all. It ended up in court and the urban council stepped in and signed a lease giving a public right of way to the bathing area.

The diving tower at Blackrock

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The warm summer of 1885 encouraged Mr. Moon and his friends to place a springboard at Blackrock where there is a tidal range of 17’3”. This did not please the landlord Col. O’Hara who made life difficult for the bathers, often denying them access to the bathing area.

Sellout as Inis Mor to host Cliff Diving World Series again

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Tickets for the return of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series to Inis Mor have sold out in just two weeks.

More than three thousand attend Red Bull Cliff Diving on Inis Mór

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More than 3,000 people visited the Aran Islands for the 2014 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, a two day event which saw 14 divers from all over the world diving from a 28 metre platform specially constructed over Serpent’s Lair on Inis Mór.

Inis Mór prepares for Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series

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Ireland will stage the third stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2014 at the Serpent’s Lair on Inis Mór this June 28 and 29.

 

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