A singularly good time

Coasteering is an adventurous way of exploring Clare Island in Co Mayo – swimming through sea caves, rock climbing and cliff jumping. Brendan Daly takes the plunge on a singles weekend

30th May, 2015
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The sea and hills of Clare Island in Co Mayo offer thrills for the adventurous in a spectacular setting

Coasteering makes me think about a question I’d never previously given too much consideration to: what’s the best way to jump off a cliff?

Coasteering (a clumsy hybrid of the words ‘coast’ and ‘orienteering’) involves exploring a coastline in an unconventional way. It blends swimming through sea caves, scrambling across rocks, and, of course, cliff jumping. Pioneered in Wales in the 1990s, the sport is gaining popularity here....

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