The Cliffs of Moher are one of the worlds most beautiful Natural Wonders. They lie at the heart of Irelands Wild Atlantic Way. Offering views of the Aran Islands, Galway Bay and so much more. These beauties truly are breathtaking, it is no wonder they attract over 1 million people each year. The Cliffs highest point is located slightly north of O’Brien’s Tower and rises to the height of 214 meters. If you are visiting Ireland the Cliffs of Moher is a must see attraction, one that can’t be missed.
Getting There: The Cliffs of Moher
The Cliffs are located on the west coast of Ireland in County Clare. They are located one and a half hours away from Galway City and a little over an hour away from Limerick City. Although it takes over three hours to reach the cliffs from Dublin. It is 100% worth the drive. If you don’t plan on renting a car you can book a day trip with companies such as Paddy Wagon. The Only down side to these tours is the time restriction.
The Car Park:
The Offical Cliffs of Moher car park is located on the opposite side of the road to the visitor center. On entry to the car park, there is a charge of 6 euro per adult. This includes entry into the visitor center.
The Visitor Center:
The visitor center is definitely worth the visit if you have the time, after all, it is included in the ticket price. The center is full of information regarding how the cliffs were made, weather surrounding the cliffs and the nature and wildlife in the area. It is also a great place to grab a quick bite to eat or purchase a souvenir.
The Cliffs stretch for 8km. O’Brien’s Tower is located to the right of the cliffs. You can climb the tower for an extra charge of 2 euro. The views from this point truly are breathtaking and it really is worth the walk. To the left of the cliffs lies a trail. At times this trail can get fairly narrow, however, there is an option to walk in away from the edge.
Tips and Advice:
Time Keeping: In the summer months, the Cliffs can get rather crowded, The suggested arrival time is after 4 o’clock.
Bring Some Extra Layers: It may look like a nice sunny day, but Irelands weather is unpredictable, you never know when a rain will decide to show up. The Cliffs are also a magnet for windy conditions.
Plan Ahead: Check the weather before you go. The last thing you want is to arrive and not be able to see the cliffs.
Have Fun: Take some silly photos. Not many people can say they’ve visited the Cliffs of Moher.
Where to Stay:
Galway is a great city, full of many places to explore. It is a great place for nightlife, as well as experiencing some Irish culture. Check out some of Galway’s accommodation options here.
Lahinch is a small Irish town located on Liscannor Bay (As seen in the image below). It is extremely popular among surfers, maybe you could even get a lesson or two during your stay. Lahinch is a 15-minute drive away from the Cliffs of Moher. Check out some great places to stay here.
Ennis is the main town in County Clare, located approximately 40 minutes away from the Cliffs. Find accommodation here.
Check out some of my photos from the Cliffs of Moher below ↓
Thank you for taking the time to read this article. I hope it helps with your visit to the Cliffs of Moher. If you have any other questions feel free to ask in the comment section below. Until next time, Slán go Fóill.