Irish tour guide forced to apologize after ‘disturbing’ April Fool’s joke

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Irish tour guide sparks outrage with ‘disturbing’ April Fool’s joke after claiming Cliffs of Moher would be lowered 300 feet to give ‘jumpers a better survival rate’

  • Irish tourist ad site apologizes for ‘disturbing’ April Fool’s post about suicide
  • The “riders” referenced after claiming the height of the nearby Cliffs of Moher would be reduced by 200 meters
  • Outraged social media users expressed disgust at the ‘vile’ and ‘insensitive’ post
  • For confidential assistance, call Samaritans on 116 123 or visit samaritans.org










An Irish tour guide has been forced to apologize to social media users for their ‘disturbing’ April Fool’s Day post about suicide.

Speaking to Facebook yesterday, the page titled “Doolin – Visit Doolin” sparked outrage after claiming that local tourist site Cliffs of Moher would be lowered 300 feet to give “jumpers a better survival rate.”

The post, which could still be seen this morning, read: “The changes to the health and safety of the Cliffs of Moher will result in a reduction in the height of the cliffs by 200 meters.

“It may distract from the experience of consuming the Doolin Pier rubber sweaters, but at least those riders who haven’t read the Samitarian signs will have a much better survival rate.”

And many social media users were quick to express their disgust at the “vile” and “callous” post – with an exhortation, “Take it off.” The text and the image are quite irresponsible. No consideration for those struggling with suicidal ideation or for families who have lost a loved one to suicide.

An Irish tourist ad site has been forced to apologize to social media users for their “disturbing” article on the April Fools’ suicide. In the photo, the Cliffs of Moher

Speaking to Facebook yesterday (pictured), the page titled

Speaking to Facebook yesterday (pictured), the page titled “Doolin – Visit Doolin” sparked outrage after claiming local tourist site Cliffs of Moher would be lowered 300 feet to give “jumpers a better survival rate “

A second commented, “I actually can’t believe my eyes. Bad taste doesn’t even cover it… I don’t understand how a bit humorous it is… Shameful and completely disrespectful ”, while a third added:

“As a person with mental health issues, I find this message very disturbing. I have a good sense of humor but it is very, very hurtful to many people, especially the family and relationships of victims of suicide .. Shameful .. ”

The entire page appears to have since been deleted and as a result of the backlash the team behind the Facebook page apologized and wrote, “Hi Fans. It looks like one of our members posted a message on April 1st. , although humor is intended, it may have offended some … If anyone has been offended, I will be criticized. Niamh. ‘

The Facebook page appears to be listed as a local travel website with several North Clare Village businesses listed on its site and is linked to a website called www.visitdoolin.ie.

Another separate Doolin social media page from 'Doolin - Visit Doolin' wrote: 'Another page claiming to represent local businesses in Doolin yesterday posted a shameful and upsetting status on their page as April Fool's Day

Another Doolin social media page separate from ‘Doolin – Visit Doolin’ wrote: ‘Another page claiming to represent local businesses in Doolin yesterday posted a shameful and upsetting status on their page as a’ joke ‘of a April Fool’s Day. “It wasn’t a joke.” The page has since been deleted but has been re-posted with the offending posts deleted by the page admin “(photo)

Elsewhere another separate Doolin social media page from “Doolin – Visit Doolin” wrote: *** IMPORTANT NOTICE *** – Update *** Hi Guys – another page claiming to represent local businesses in Doolin posted a shameful and upsetting status yesterday on their page as an April Fools Day “joke”. It wasn’t a joke.

“The page has since been deleted but has been re-posted with the offending posts deleted by the page administrator.”

The ‘Doolin – Visit Doolin’ page is NOT endorsed by Doolin Tourism or promoted by us, and it certainly does NOT represent the local Doolin community. ‘

“It has been a long and continuous battle for Doolin Tourism and our community to have the offending page and its other associated pages permanently removed, as it causes extreme stress to our community and now to the general public.

Addressing the comments section, one person wrote:

Addressing the comments section, one person wrote: “What kind of person does it take to think like that let alone post it which is worrying?”

“An Garda Síochána has been briefed on the situation several times over the years, but has indicated that there is nothing he can do. Facebook continues to allow this page to share hate speech and disturbing content.

“We hope that what happened yesterday will not happen again and that the offending page will be permanently deleted by Facebook.”

Many thanked the Doolin Tourism page for clarifying that the offending Facebook page had been removed, while others said it was “too late” as the post had already caused “a lot of damage”.

“What kind of person does it take to think like that let alone post it, worrying,” one wrote? visit 2022.

“We can’t wait to enjoy a pint at the O’Connor pub. “

For confidential assistance, call Samaritans on 116 123 or visit samaritans.org

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