Lowering a rope at night down a black hole is not everyone’s idea of fun but Inteachán found the answer was not to think about the darkness but to focus only on the rope.

Down it snaked into the black and anyone watching might have found it strange that a young girl was out and about at night feeding a hungry hole with a length of rope.

Inteachán used a stevedore knot to tie one end securely to the lower hinge of an iron gate.

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