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Best Cliffs of Moher Walks: (4 Options to Choose From)

The Cliffs of Moher are the most famous cliffs in Ireland. And, while the cliffs are visited by 1.5 million people each year, most do not venture further than the visitor center. The Cliffs of Moher walk is a very less traveled route by tourists. And there are multiple ways to do it. Don’t worry, I will explain that concept in a minute.

As a local girl, I thought it was only right for me to show you some incredible alternative ways of seeing the Cliffs of Moher. Some of which are for FREE 😉 Yes, that’s right. There is no need to pay at the visitor center if you don’t want to. Although I don’t recommend that for first-timers.

Now, before we dive into the many wonderful ways to see the Cliffs of Moher, I have made a quick cheat sheet for those of you in a rush.

Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Ireland

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Cliffs of Moher Cheat Sheet
🕑 Best Time to Visit: I recommended visiting in the off-season. So, April/May or September/October time. There will be far fewer crowds, and you have a (higher) chance of the weather being somewhat decent.

Closing Times: The cliffs don’t actually close, just the visitor center. So, if you plan on visiting via an organised tour, (Like this one from Galway) then you will have to keep in mind the opening times, which vary throughout the year.

🎒What to Bring: What ever you do don’t forget your rain coat. Even if the weather is predicting sun. It’s Ireland they never really know what is going to happen. Oh! waterproof shoes go along way too. I have to locals packing guide to make dealing with the Irish weather a little bit easier for you.

🏨 Where to Stay: We will dive into more detail about this later in the post but there are three (main) places people stay when visiting the Cliffs of Moher, Doolin or Galway and sometimes Dublin, if they are stuck for time and want to do a day trip.

Section 1: The Doolin Cliff Walk

Ok, so I wanted to kick-start this blog post with one of the most popular Cliffs of Moher walks, and that starts in the wonderful little town of Doolin.

The walk takes visitors through the raw cliffside, passing by Doonagore Castle on the way. It’s about 8km in length and takes approximately 2-3 hours to complete, depending on your fitness level.

You will end the walk with the visitor experience, which you do not need to pay for if you choose not to enter. However, it is important to note that the only toilets at the cliffs are in the center. So, just keep that in mind when deciding to do this route.

There used to be a shuttle bus back to Doolin, but this unfortunately has been discontinued; therefore, to get back, you either have to walk or opt for a taxi. This will cost around €10/15, I found a helpful list of local taxi drivers for you here.

🥾 Hike With a Local

Cliffs of Moher Guided Coastal Walk

✔️ Guided Tour
✔️ Local Knowledge
✔️ Visitor Experience Entrance

But like most things, this area comes with some cons worth noting:

❌ Once you reach the visitor center, it will be busy. So, keep that in mind when planning your trip.

❌ The path can be quite narrow and close to the edge at some points, so if you are afraid of heights, this may not be the best option.

❌ The weather can be unpredictable in Ireland, so make sure to check the forecast and dress accordingly before embarking on this walk. I don’t recommend doing this walk in poor visibility.

And some pro’s

✅ You will get some of the most breathtaking views of the cliffs and coastline.

✅ There are plenty of opportunities to stop and take photos or just soak in the stunning scenery.

✅ This walk allows you to experience the beauty of the Cliffs of Moher in a more natural and quiet setting, away from the crowds at the visitor center.

Doolin, Clare, Ireland

Where to stay in Doolin

The Oar restaurant and Rooms is a great option for those looking for a budget-friendly place to stay in Doolin. Guests say it has a nice, warm vibe and comfortable rooms. Another great thing about it is that it has a great restaurant where you can try some local foods.

The Lanelodge Doolin is quite affordable too. It’s known for having friendly, helpful staff, and large, bright rooms that feel like home. It’s in a good spot to start exploring both the cliffs and attractions nearby.

If you’re looking for a relaxed stay, the Doolin Inn is a great choice. A lot of people love the Inn because it has nice amenities, beautiful views, and great service. This is the best spot in the area to unwind and enjoy the nice weather.

Doolin to Cliffs of Moher Walk FAQ

Ok, so now let’s determine if the Doolin Cliff Walk is right for you. I have listed below some of the frequently asked questions about the walk. Hopefully, this will help with your decision!

How long is the Cliff Walk from Doolin?

The walk is around 8 kilometers in total, it will take those with a moderate fitness level 2/3 hours to reach the visitor center.

Is the Doolin Cliff Walk Difficult?

A moderate level of fitness is needed to complete the Cliff Walk. While the trail itself isn’t overly steep or difficult, it is long, meaning walkers need to be prepared to be on their feet for a long period of time.

What is the terrain like?

The Doolin Cliff Walk terrain is not as well maintained as one would expect. At times, the trail can get quite narrow and overgrown. However, my last visit was in 2021 and the maintenance of the trail could be down to lack of tourism in the area.

What kind of shoes should I wear for the Doolin Cliff Walk?

It is highly recommended to wear sturdy walking shoes or hiking boots for the Doolin Cliff Walk. The terrain can be uneven and, depending on the weather, quite slippery. It’s also best if those shoes are waterproof it is Ireland after all. Here is my detailed packing guide on what to bring on your Ireland trip.

Where to Park for the Doolin Cliff Walk?

I’d advise parking your car in Doolin town. To access the Cliffs of Moher hike walk across the bridge and head towards Doonagore Castle. Instead of turning left to reach the Castle continue on straight until you reach a sign for the Cliff Walk (Google Map Location).

Do I have to walk back to Doolin?

Unfortunately, the FREE shuttle bus back to Doolin has been discontinued, therefore, the only way to get back is by walking or ordering a local taxi.

Is it really free to enter the Cliffs of Moher from the Doolin Cliff Walk?

Yes, entering the Cliffs of Moher from the Doolin cliff walk is free. However, it is important to note that in order to use the toilet and café facilities on site you must pay for entrance into the visitor centre.

Is the Doolin Cliff Walk suitable for children?

The Doolin Cliff Walk is well, a cliff walk. So, that means at times the terrain can be unstable, steep, and dangerous. However, I do think it is possible to do with children once they are under high adult supervision as for the most part, the trial is quite predictable. However, it’s important to remember the walk is 2/3 hours long with very few options to opt out!

Hag's Head to Cliffs of Moher Walk
Hag’s Head to Cliffs of Moher Walk

Section 2: Hags Head to Cliffs of Moher Walk

So, when it comes to Cliffs of Moher Hikes this is generally the least popular one. However, that’s why I like it so much. Hag’s Head still very much remains one of Ireland’s Hidden Gems, which is pretty cool considering it is part of the country’s leading attraction.

If you are looking to experience the cliffs without the crowds then this is the spot for you! Hag’s Head can show visitors truly why the ‘wild’ is in the Wild Atlantic Way. The scenery, the coastline, and the waves are something that will stay with you forever.

The walk itself is rather long, taking around 3/4 hours to reach the Cliffs of Moher visitor center but you can follow along easily on All Trails.

The terrain is far from easy, with steep climbs and narrow paths. So, it’s important to wear appropriate footwear and take caution on the path. However, those with a moderate level of fitness should be able for the trail without any difficulties.

And the views are worth it! You will get a unique perspective of the cliffs as you walk along them towards the visitor center. And as an added bonus, you can avoid the crowds and enjoy some peace and tranquility at Hags Head.

But like most things, this area comes with some cons worth noting:

❌ It can be a challenging walk, so it’s not suitable for all fitness levels.

❌ The path is narrow and often exposed to the elements, so caution is advised.

❌ There are no toilet or café facilities at Hags Head, meaning you will have to hold it until you reach the visitor center (or later if you are not willing to pay).

❌ The only real way to get to Hag’s Head is by driving.

And some pro’s

✅ The views are spectacular and worth the effort.

✅ You can avoid the crowds at this lesser-known spot.

✅ It’s a great way to experience the Cliffs of Moher in a unique way and see them from an alternative perspective.

Where to Stay when Hiking Hag’s Head?

Ok, so when visiting Hag’s Head it is best to stay nearby, with Liscannor being the closest town, but there is very little accommodation options here.

Lahinch is just a short 15 minute drive away, a lively surf town which is a attraction in it’s own right.

If you do happen to stay in Lahinch, I do recommend giving yourself sometime to explore the surround area’s and maybe even hit the waves.

Where to Stay in Liscannor

Vaughan’s Anchor Inn: A charming family-run Inn, Vaughan’s offers a unique blend of warm hospitality and high-quality accommodation. The seaside location and renowned seafood restaurant make it a popular choice.

Where to Stay in Lahinch

  1. The Atlantic Hotel: Situated in the heart of Lahinch, The Atlantic Hotel offers comfortable accommodations with a touch of Irish charm. With its close proximity to the beach and local amenities, it’s an ideal choice for visitors looking to explore the town.
  2. Lahinch Coast Hotel: This 4-star hotel provides luxury accommodations with modern amenities. Its on-site leisure center, complete with a pool and fitness center, is a great place to unwind after a long day of hiking.
  3. Lehinch Lodge: A cozy guesthouse located just a few minutes walk from the beach, Lehinch Lodge offers comfortable rooms with traditional Irish breakfast included. Its prime location and friendly atmosphere make it a popular choice for families and couples alike.

Cliffs of Moher Hike: Hag’s Head Q&A

So, now that I am sure I have convincec you that this is the best way to experience the Cliffs of Moher, I want to answer some questions you may have in relation to hag’s head.

Is there parking at Hag’s Head?

I have linked the Google Maps location of a privately owned car park perfect for those looking to take part in the Hag’s Head Cliff Walk. Parking costs 3 euros per car. Which is significantly cheaper than the official car park at the vistor centre.

How long is the Hag’s Head Cliff Walk?

Hag’s Head Cliff Walk is a 10km trail and takes 3/4 hours to complete depending on your fitness level.

Is the Hag’s Head Cliff Walk Difficult?

Personally, I found the Hag’s Head cliff walk a lot easier than the Doolin Cliff Walk.

The path is slightly wider and in parts, there are two paths, with one being a little further away from the cliff edge which is great for windy days.

It is marked as Moderate on All Trails.

Do I have to walk back to Hag’s Head?

Yes, unfortunately with the Cliffs of Moher FREE shuttle bus being discontinued the only way back to Hag’s Head is by walking.

Or, you could decide to order a taxi, however, I advise arranging this in advance as it is quite a remote part of the cliffs.

Is it free to enter the Cliffs of Moher from Hag’s Head Cliff Walk?

Yes, it is free to visit the main area of the Cliffs of Moher when walking from Hag’s Head. Once again it is important to be mindful that toilet and café facilities are only available to those with a visitor centre ticket.

Is it safe for children?

As mentioned, the hike can be challenging and is not suitable for all fitness levels. Therefore, it may be too difficult for young children or those with mobility issues. However, if you feel confident in your child’s ability to walk along the cliffs and you are comfortable with the risks, then it can be a great family activity. Just make sure to keep a close eye on them and ensure they stay away from the edge.

Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Ireland

Section 3: The Ultimate Cliffs of Moher Walking Trail

Next, I want to briefly touch on possibly the most difficult yet rewarding way to walk the Cliffs of Moher. And that is by, starting in Doolin and Ending in Hag’s Head or if you’re looking for something even more challenging (which I don’t recommend), then end your walk in Liscannor.

This hike is around 15km long and takes well over 5 hours to complete. It is not for the faint-hearted as it involves steep inclines, narrow paths and cliff edges. However, for those looking for a true adventure and the ultimate Cliffs of Moher experience, this hike is not to be missed.

The trail begins in Doolin Village and follows the cliff edge, offering spectacular views along the way. You will pass by famous landmarks such as O’Brien’s Tower and the iconic sea stack, An Bhreannan Mor. It is also a good idea to stop at the visitor centre for a well deserved rest. Before continuing on your way to Hag’s Head.

Doing this trail ensure you see the cliffs from a range of different perspectives and truly appreciate their stunning beauty. Just remember to wear appropriate footwear, bring plenty of water and snacks, and be cautious of your surroundings at all times.

But like most things, this area comes with some cons worth noting:

❌ The trail can be very challenging and not suitable for those with mobility issues or young children.

❌ Weather conditions can quickly change, making parts of the trail dangerous. Always check weather forecasts and follow safety precautions.

❌ This is a one-way hike, so you will need to arrange transportation back to your starting point.

And some pro’s

✅ The views along the entire trail are absolutely breathtaking and like no other.

✅ You get to experience the Cliffs of Moher in a more intimate and adventurous way, away from the crowds.

✅ This hike allows for some amazing photo opportunities and truly unforgettable memories.

Check Out My Youtube Video on the Cliffs & the Surrounding Area’s
In this video, we explore both the Doolin Cliff Walk, Hag’s Head and we even get the opportunity to view the Cliffs from a whole perspective by hopping on board a boat.

This is another great way to see the cliffs from the sea on you way back from Inis Mór or Inis Oirr. If you are looking for fun things to do in Clare then this is the video for you!

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Section 3: The Cliffs of Moher Walk from the Visitor Centre

Ok, so last but not least, let’s take a look a the most popular and convenient way to walk the Cliffs of Moher, and that is from the Vistor Center. From here you have easy access to all the cliff amenities, from the designated car park, toilets, shops, cafes and the visitor experience.

It is also the easiest way to reach the cliff’s highest point, which is 214m above sea level. From there you can opt into climbing O’Brien’s Tower for an even more epic view.

This is also where the iconic view of the Cliffs is located, you know the one we see in all the advertisements for Irish Tourism.

But like most things, this area comes with some cons worth noting:

❌ It is extremely busy and can be overcrowded, especially during peak tourist season.

❌ You have to pay an entrance fee at the Visitor Center + Car Park and this is per person!

And some pro’s

✅ The paths are well maintained in this area. It is a great option for families with young children.

✅ You can learn about the history and geology of the cliffs at the visitor center.

✅ Paying for the visitor experience helps maintain and preserve the cliffs for future generations to enjoy.

✅ There are many tours available to the visitor center, making it easy to visit for those without a car.

Walking the Cliffs of Moher From the Visitor Center

Ok, so now that we have had a quick look at the pros and cons of starting your Cliffs of Moher walk at the visitor center let’s take a look at some walk options.

There are really only two ways you can walk from this point, toward Doolin or in the direction of Hag’s Head.

Both walks are an out-and-back style so you will be retracing your steps or opting into a taxi back. If you are visiting via organized tour I do not recommend walking the entire way as normally you only have two hours to explore the cliffs and you simply will not have enough time. However, you can of course walk a section of each walk (I recommend Hag’s Head in this case) before having to walk back to your bus.

Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre to Doolin Walk

This walk will take you a little under two hours to complete. Providing you are only walking one way. The views and scenery are breathtaking throughout, especially as you leave the visitor center behind. The trail can be quite worn in places depending on the time of year but you are never really too close to the edge. You will also have the opportunity to see an array of birds flying about as you walk. Oh! And you will finish in Doolin, a stunning little town where you can reward yourself with a nice cold pint of Guinness while you listen to some live Irish Music.

The only downside to this walk is the best views are from the beginning of the trail and you will need to get a Taxi to or from the cliffs. Or, walk back, which I am almost certain 90% of you will not want to do 🤣

Walking from the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre to Hag’s Head:

This is a slightly less popular option as it takes you away from the visitor center and towards Hag’s Head. You will be on the trail for around 3 hours if you are walking one way.

The scenery on this walk is stunning, especially with views of O’Brien’s Tower and the cliffs in all their glory. You will also have to navigate through some narrow paths and steep steps, but the challenge is worth it for the views you will come across.

The trail ends at Hag’s Head, a dramatic cliff edge with a rocky beach below.

Now much like Doolin, you will need to opt into a taxi back to the visitor centre. And this part of the cliffs is far more remote than you would think. So, if you do plan to walk this route I recommend pre-calling a taxi to pick you up.

How to Get to the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre

One of the easiest and most convenient ways to get to the Cliffs of Moher visitor center is by driving. Parking cost €12 per person and children under 12 can enter for free. If you are driving I recommend leaving from Galway.

Alternatively, for those traveling from Galway, you have 3 options:

Local Bus: The most budget-friendly way of seeing the Cliffs of Moher from Galway is by taking the local bus. This will take about 2 hours to reach the cliffs stopping at an additional 18 stops beforehand. The journey costs €20 for a return but does not include entrance to the visitor center.

Shuttle Bus: Alternatively, you can take the ‘Express Bus’, which will take you straight to the cliffs in under an hour and a half and costs €45 for a return journey and entry into the visitor center. It often operates two times a day and allows tourists to spend a total of 2 hours at the cliffs.

Organized Tour: I personally think the best way to see the Cliffs from Galway is by organised tour. You will get the best bang for your buck as they usually include entrance to the visitor center as well as stops at other worthwhile attractions. Tours start from €45 per person.

🏆 The BEST option

Cliffs of Moher & Burren Tour – 2 hour stop at Cliffs of Moher

✔️ Cliff Entrance Fee
✔️ Explore the Burren
✔️ Transfer From Galway

For those traveling from Dublin, you really only have one option other than driving…

Getting to the Cliffs of Moher from Dublin is not nearly as easy as in Galway. You see, Dublin is over 3 hours away from the cliffs and does not have direct transportation options.

However, if you are short on time while visiting Ireland, a day trip from Dublin is still a great option. I have listed below the two best ways to get there.

By Car: The easiest and most convenient way to visit the Cliffs of Moher from Dublin is by car. As I mentioned, the journey will take just over 3 hours, but it will give you the freedom to make stops along the way and spend as much time at the cliffs as you wish.

Organised Tour: The other option, which is ideal for those without a car or would rather not drive in Ireland, is by organised tour. These tours usually depart early in the morning and include transportation to and from Dublin as well as entrance to the visitor centre and other attractions. Prices start at around €78 depending on the type of tour and inclusions.

However, it is a LONG day, so factor that into your decision-making.

🏆 The BEST option

Dublin:Cliffs of Moher, The Burren, Wild Atlantic and Galway tour

✔️ Entrance to the Cliffs
✔️ Visit Surround Attractions
✔️ Transfer From Dublin

Cliffs of Moher Walk
Cliffs of Moher Walk

General Questions About the Cliffs of Moher

Where are the Cliffs of Moher?

The Cliffs of Moher are located on the west coast of Ireland on the southwestern edge of the Burren in County Clare. They are a short drive from the small towns of Doolin (10-minute drive) Lahinch (20-minute drive) and Ennis (45-minute drive). They lie at the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way, offering jaw-dropping views of the Aran Islands, Galway Bay and so much more.

How high are the Cliffs of Moher?

Believe it or not, the Cliffs of Moher are not the highest cliffs in Ireland.

The Cliffs of Moher soar to a height of 214 metres high (390 feet). The heightist point is slightly north of O’Brien’s Tower. Let’s just say it’s rather scary looking down.

The O’Brien’s Tower (the highest point) costs an additional 2 euro to climb. The views from this point are extremely beautiful, even from ground level.

Are the Cliffs of Moher Safe?

At times the Cliffs of Moher Coastal Walk can get fairly narrow, however, there is an option to walk away from the edge and I advise you to take it.

There are signs all over the terrain warning guests to stay away from the edge as the ground may shift. It is also common to experience gusts of wind as the Cliffs are located on the coast.

As always it is important to be careful and stay far away from the edge.

Is the Visitor Center worth my time? 

For first-time visitors, I do believe the visitor center is worth a visit. It is a great spot to learn about the Cliff’s history and wildlife.

You can view a virtual tour of the experience to see if it suits you before visiting.

If you just want to visit the outside of the cliffs then I recommend walking from either Hag’s Head or Doolin. That way you avoid the ticket price and are still rewarded with the same epic view.

Visiting The Cliffs of Moher Weather
The Cliffs of Moher in Bad Weather

The Cliffs of Moher Tips and Advice

💡 Preparing for the Cliffs of Moher Weather

The photo above was taken on a different day. The truth is the Irish weather is unpredictable. All I can say is plan ahead, check the weather before you go and bring some layers just in case. It’s unlikely that you will get snow on your visit however rain is not uncommon.

It may look like a nice sunny day, but Ireland’s weather is always changing, and you never know when the rain may decide to show up. The Cliffs are also a magnet for windy conditions.

Due to Ireland being known for having 4 seasons in one day. I have put together a packing list to help you decide what to bring on your trip to Ireland.

💡 The Cliffs of Moher Opening Times

The Cliffs of Moher opening times can vary depending on the time of year. The times below are general guidelines for each season’s opening times.

Please note it is possible to park and visit the cliffs after hours but the Visitor Center will be closed. I stress the importance of staying safe at all times when visiting the cliffs and staying far away from the cliff edge.

January\February 09:00 – 17:00.          September\October 08:00 – 19:00

March\April 08:00 – 19:00.                     October 08:00 – 19:00.

May \August 08:00 – 21:00.                     November\December 09:00 – 17:00.

💡 Choosing the Best Time to Visit

To avoid the crowds, it’s best to visit the Cliffs of Moher either early in the morning or later in the evening. These times not only offer a more peaceful experience, but they also present fantastic opportunities for photography, with the sunrise or sunset creating a stunning backdrop for the cliffs.

I also recommend visiting on the off-peak season, so, April/May or September October time. This will allow you to avoid the peak tourist times and enjoy a more authentic experience with fewer crowds.

Cliffs of Moher Walk
Cliffs of Moher Walk

💡 Staying Safe on the Cliffs

While the Cliffs of Moher are a breathtaking sight, safety should be your top priority. Stick to the designated paths and avoid venturing too close to the edge, especially during windy conditions.

💡 Hydrate and Bring Snacks

Despite the typically cool Irish weather, it’s important to stay hydrated during your visit, particularly if you plan on walking the length of the cliffs. Bringing some snacks can also help maintain your energy levels during the visit.

💡 Respecting the Environment

The Cliffs of Moher are a precious natural monument. Make sure to respect the environment by keeping to the paths, not leaving any litter, and not disturbing the wildlife. This way, the beauty of the cliffs can be preserved for future generations.

💡 Exploring Beyond the Cliffs

While the Cliffs of Moher are undoubtedly the main attraction, there is plenty more to see and do in the surrounding area. Take a boat tour to see the cliffs from a different perspective or explore nearby towns and villages for a taste of traditional Irish culture. There’s something for everyone in this stunning part of Ireland!

Cliffs Of Moher Facts Worth Knowing Before Your Visit

Now, I do have a whole blog post on interesting facts about the Cliffs of Moher that I think you should check out. However, here are some of my favourites.

📝 The cliffs are famous for more than just their beauty

Being one of Ireland’s leading tourist attractions is not the cliff’s only claim to fame.

The Cliffs are only short of having its own IMDB page. The beautiful natural backdrop is used for many famous blockbuster films and TV sets, such as Harry Potter, Father Ted and the Princess Bride to name a few.

The Famous Irish Cliffs were even used by the Irish 90’s boy band ‘Westlife’ for the set of their ‘My Love’ music video.

📝 They are not the only Cliffs in Ireland

While the Cliffs of Moher steal the limelight, Ireland is dotted with numerous other breathtaking cliffs that are less known but equally mesmerizing.

The Slieve League Cliffs (which translates to the Grey Mountain from the Irish Language) are nearly three times the height of the Cliffs of Moher, offering an unparalleled view of the Atlantic.

Another hidden gem is the Loop Head Peninsula, where you can enjoy a tranquil cliff walk away from the crowds of tourists. It is the perfect addition to your Ireland itinerary.

Finally, don’t miss the Dunquin Pier in County Kerry, an iconic spot that’s incredibly photogenic. So if you’ve got time to spare, venture off the beaten track and explore these hidden jewels of Ireland.

📝 The Cliffs of Moher is not Ireland’s top tourist attraction

Surprisingly, the Cliffs of Moher are not Ireland’s top tourist attraction.

This title goes to the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, home to the famous Irish Stout. This experience is visited by over 1.7 million people annually, making it Ireland’s most popular tourist destination. And while the Cliffs of Moher see 1.5 million people each year. The Guinness Store House still takes the lead.

I also wanted to give a notable mention to the Giants Causeway, which sees 420+ Thosand people each year.

This stunning natural wonder is located in county Antrim and it’s unique rock formations have made it a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

📝 The ‘Myth’ of the Cliffs of Moher

Much like many landmarks in Ireland the Cliffs of Moher is subject to myths and ledgends, with my favourite being the story of Mal, the witch.

Legend has it that a witch named Mal fell in love with Cú Chulainn a brave warrior. But Cú Chulainn did not feel the same way about her but Mal refused to give up and kept chasing him all over Ireland. 

They finally got to the Cliffs of Moher, where Cú Chulainn jumped onto an island called Diarmuid and Grainne’s Rock. Mal tried to jump to the island too, however, trying to get away Cú Chulainn quickly jumped back to the shore.

However, as Mal tried to follow once again, she missed and crashed into the rocks below. 

Her blood stained the bay, which is why some people think it was named after her and is now called Malbay. Miltown Malbay is the name it has now.

People say that the rocks, which are now called Hag’s Head, have Mal’s face carved into them forever, which serves as a memory of the story to this day.

📝 The visitor center was carved into the hillside

The Cliffs of Moher gives off a man-made cave-like appeal. Let me explain 🤣

The Cliffs of Moher Visitor Center is a beautiful building that was carefully carved into the hillside to blend in with its natural surroundings. 

When it opened to the public in 2007, this eco-friendly building was made to have as little effect as possible on its beautiful surroundings. 

The center has many displays and hands-on activities that help people learn about the Cliffs’ geology, history, and folklore. It also has a café for drinks, a gift shop for souvenirs, and a large outdoor viewing platform for taking pictures of the beautiful scenery.

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed it. If you have any further questions be sure to reach out to me on Instagram. As Always, happy travels and see you in the next blog!

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