Sunday 18 March 2018

Taking selfies to (dizzying) new heights

Two daredevils strike a pose atop 120 foot church

Selfies at Shandon Bells Credit: @mackshir
Selfies at Shandon Bells Credit: @mackshir
Selfies at Shandon Bells Credit: @mackshir Newsdesk Newsdesk

Two selfie lovers took their addiction to new heights when they scaled a 120 foot church in order to strike a pose.

The official tour offered by the caretakers of Shandon Bells at Cork's Church of St Anne's did not provide these thrillseekers the dizzying experience they were after.

The pair balanced on the paraphet of the Bells Tower for approximately twenty minutes on Saturday afternoon with "their coats blowing around" from the wind.

Shirley McCarthy took these snaps from her vantage point on Wolfe Tone Street and was amazed at how "stupid" the two were to put themselves in such danger.

Tourists flock to St Anne's and Shandon Bells to enjoy the internal workings of the clocks and to get the opportunity to ring the 18th century bells.

The self-guided tour allows vistors a panoramic view of Cork city.

A spokesperson for the Tower said that these daredevils - who did not avail of the tour - would have climbed a four foot wall in order to reach their final selfie spot.

Local Fianna Fail councillor Sean Martin called for a safety review following the incident.

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