Lonely Planet Writer

Could this possibly be the tallest ice cream cone in the world?

This week, Ireland had a mini heatwave with temperatures surpassing those in the South of France and Italy. With the mercury rising, many natives and holidaymakers went in search of cooling ice cream, but one lad in Co Donegal seems to have treated himself to what could be the tallest soft-serve cone ever seen.

By Stephen Connaghan, via Facebook
By Stephen Connaghan, via Facebook

It’s unclear as to whether Stephen filled the cone himself or had it done for him by an over-zealous attendant (our money’s on the former) but the Irishman’s cone is one impressive feat either way, and when he uploaded it to Facebook he tagged several high profile websites in the hope his handiwork might go viral.

Donegal Image by Michelle Kroll / CC BY 2.0

Co Donegal is known for its rugged landscape on the Wild Atlantic Way and frequent visitors to the northern county include Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, who own a holiday cottage in Muckross.

An Irish TV station is already calling for photos to see if Stephen’s cone can be beaten, but surely this is a challenge that can go global?