The all-natural terrain of the cliff face at Mayo’s Downpatrick Head is expected to prove a crucial stage of the 2021 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series.
The world’s top divers have been converging on north Mayo in advance of the Irish stage of the international event which will take place at the renowned Wild Atlantic Way signature point, just outside Ballycastle tomorrow Saturday, September 11 and Sunday, September 12.
Spectators will be limited to 200 for the event due to Covid-19-related public health guidelines and tickets have been issued by giveaway only via Red Bull’s Instagram account over the last week.
With two ranking stops in the books and three more to go, the current competition favourites are reigning champions Rhiannan Iffland and Gary Hunt.
However, with some threatening wildcards in the offing, a thrilling three-way title tussle could be on the cards for the World Series champion title in both the women’s and men’s competitions of this year’s Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series.
The event organisers say this weekend’s stage at Downpatrick Head will prove crucial to the overall outcome.
If you’re not lucky enough to have secured a ticket to watch the event at Downpatrick Head, you can watch the action live on TG4 or on Red Bull TV this Sunday.