The spectacular Cliffs of Moher in Ireland are located in County Clare, near the Burren Area. The highest point of the cliffs stands 710 feet high, and the cliffs themselves stretch five miles down the coast. From atop the Cliffs of Moher Ireland, visitors can see one of the most amazing views in Ireland. Weather permitting; you can see the Aran Islands in Galway Bay and the valleys and hills of Connemara, as well as the lighthouse on Loop Head and the mountains of Kerry to the south.
Budding geologists will love a visit to the Cliffs of Moher Ireland because stratified deposits of different rock layers are visible in the cliff face. Bird lovers, too, will love the flocks of seabirds that make their home in the selves of rock on the cliffs, such as guillemots, razorbills, puffins, and seagulls. A large colony of puffins has inhabited the cliffs for several years.
South of the Cliffs of Moyer in Ireland, Hag’s Head and O’Brien’s Tower look out over the water. The Cliffs reach their highest point just north of O’Brien’s Tower. O’Brien’s Tower is an old sentinel tower. It is open daily for exploration, weather permitting.
The Cliffs of Moyer in Ireland can be very chilly, with the cold Atlantic winds blowing in from the ocean, so dress warmly and wear good walking shoes. Also, take care when walking along the cliffs, as there are no guardrails and the rocky cliffs are not completely stable in some spots. You can walk right up to the edge and look straight down to the ocean, but be very careful, especially if you have young children with you.
Many tourists believe that the best way to see the cliffs is from sea on one of the popular Cliffs of Moher cruises. Besides the Cliffs of Moher cruises can include stops in other popular Irish cities, while other cruises are shorter and only include a trip along the Cliffs. You can also take a day trip to nearby regions and end at the Cliffs, if the idea of an extended cruise doesn’t suit your fancy (or your budget). A cruise, regardless of duration, can be a wonderful way to break up your Ireland trip, and a nice way to avoid road, plane, and train travel for a while. Some cruises include Rathlin Island, which is a small island off the coast of Northern Ireland. But there is certainly something magical about approaching the Cliffs on the southern trip of Galway Bay and the Burren as the sun begins to sink into the sea, illuminating the cliffs in a wash of colorful light. It is the view you can only get from abroad one of the Cliffs of Moher cruises.
There is a tourist center with a tearoom and a gift shop that cater to visitors of the Cliffs of Moher Ireland. The shop sells funky little souvenirs, food, and some travel supplies. While the Cliffs are free, you will have to pay a small fee for parking your car. Also, the parking lot is a favorite among performers, and during summer months, there will probably be small bands, step dancers, and other musicians.