Poll na bPéist or the Wormhole as it is otherwise known is a striking natural rectangular shaped pool at the bottom of the cliffs, south of Dún Aonghasa. It gets it name from ‘péist’ which is the reptilian sea monster from Gaelic folklore.
The Oilliphéist (Irish: ollphéist, from Irisholl ‘great’, and péist ‘worm, fabulous beast, monster,
reptile’) is a sea serpent-like monster in Irish mythology and folkloreSource:
Inishmore (Inis More) is the largest of the Aran Islands of Galway Bay in Ireland. It is the largest island (12 square miles) off the Irish coast with no bridge or causeway to the mainland.
One of the most unusual feature can be found on Inishmore island which is commonly known as “The Wormhole” or Poll na bPéist which means Serpent’s Lair. This relates back to the reptilian sea monster from Gaelic folklore as displayed in the above graphic.
Cut straight into a limestone floor, it can only be accessed by walking along the cliffs. The hole is believed to be connected to the ocean underground and the tides of the ocean determine the level of the water in the hole.
The Wormhole appears to reveal cut-like marks, especially on its seaward side, indicating that it may not be of natural origin.
- was it crafted by the ancients civilizations or aliens?
- Was it crafted by the megalithic builders of Dún Aonghasa or an earlier civilization?
- Given that it derives its name from a reptilian sea monster stemming from Gaelic folklore, could it have been deliberately crafted as a “Wormhole” for such a creature to swim through in order to receive sacrificial offerings from the ancients?
There are so many mysteries that exist in this world and to few answers as to the where, who and how. Hopefully sometime in the not to distant future we will learn of their true origin. But then who doesn’t enjoy a good mystery?
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