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Two daredevils climbed this beautiful Mayo landmark for the first time in 25 years

That’s no mean feat.

ONE OF THE MOST famous landmarks in Co Mayo is Dún Briste, the sea stack at Downpatrick Head.

Dún Briste was part of the mainland until 1393, when the sea finally separated it from the cliffs surrounding it – ruins of a building still remain on top.

The sea stack was climbed only once before, in 1990, but last month climbers Iain Miller and Paulina Kaniszewska took in the rare view from the top:

Source: Iain Miller/YouTube

According to, there have been four attempts to climb or land on top of the stack in the past two years – Miller and Kaniszewska are the first to succeed in 25 years.

summit Source: YouTube


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