Oranmore Hole

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Brief Feature Description

The hole works when on a spring tide, as the tide rise it flows through two pillars into a lagoon. The seaward side gets backed up and a hole form between the two pillars


Oranmore Tidal Hole is located at Renville Pier, just outside Oranmore village, which is 20 minute drive from Galway city.


Required conditions

The hole works on any tide higher than 15.5 ft. It begins to work 2 hours prior to Galway Bay high tide, on tides between 15.5 and 16.5ft. Above this the hole will form 2.5 hours before hight tide.

More Info and tips

All hole moves possible here. A truely great hole, its a pity it is tidal and only works for about 40 minutes at a time. Video Here.