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This Guy Climbed The Poolbeg Chimneys And Caught It All On Video

By niallharbison

December 20, 2016 at 12:10am


The Poolbeg Towers are one of the most recognisable features in Dublin but although we look at them every day we've never thought about climbing them.

This young guy called Oliver did however...

Here's what he said about his trip:

Climbing the famous Poolbeg Chimneys* I was on a trip to Ireland and I went to Dublin. I wanted to visit this amazing place and climb the famous chimneys in Dublin. I went out to the old and abandoned place one day, climbed over fences, jumped over walls and explored this awesome place. The scenery was amazing and I will never forget it. It took me a while to get up the 200meter chimney and I was concerned about getting busted because I did it an afternoon. I could easily be seen whilst I was climbing. The chimneys are not in use, but there is another part of the area which is. So there were security guards out there. I performed the climb without the use of safety equipment of any kind. - Oliver

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Since the incident took place a Garda investigation has been launched, but our gut tells us that young Oliver is long gone at this stage!

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