The world’s best cliff divers will dive from a brand new launchpad on the sheer cliffs of Downpatrick Head on September 12.

After three Irish stops in the rough waters of Inis Mór, and more recently a showing in Dublin Bay, the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series heads West.

The Atlantic waters in Mayo will test these talented athletes to their limits for their fifth visit since 2012.

With at least one dive directly off the cliff, the 12 men and women will get a chance to display their sport, before returning to the platforms for their more difficult diving manoeuvres.

Difficulty is a key element to contesting King Kahekili trophy, awarded for the overall World Series champion title in both the women’s and men’s competition.

The reigning champions Rhiannan Iffland and Gary Hunt are leading the rankings in the World Series.