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Cliffs of Moher
Written by Anitha Bose on June 25, 2021 Share on

The Cliffs of Moher – A visiting guide !

Why is Europe the world’s popular tourist destination with 538 million visitors every year which is almost 50% of the world’s population? Museums, Art galleries, Mediterranean beaches, Medieval cities, heaven-kissing villages, and what not! Need we say more about this fascinating destination. Ireland is the third-largest island in Europe present in the North Atlantic with low-lying mountains and unobstructed rivers extending inland. The Irish cliffs are almost 320 million years old, dating back to when these rocks of the cliffs are formed primarily due to the accumulation of the primitive rivers on the seabeds. The Cliffs of Moher is considered to be one of the biggest cliffs in Ireland and also one of Ireland’s favorite visitor experiences. Keep reading for a few interesting facts and tips for visiting The Cliffs of Moher.

The Cliffs of Moher
The Cliffs of Moher ( Credits – Unsplash )

Location -The Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher is undoubtedly Ireland’s favorite visitor experience present in the southwestern part of the country close to the Liscannor village. The Cliffs’ name is derived from the word ‘Mothar’ that in old Gaelic language means ‘the ruin of a fort’.The Cliffs’ name springs from the word ‘Mothar’ that in old Gaelic language means ‘the ruin of a fort’.These cliffs reach a maximum height of 214 meters and stretch 14 km from north to south, starting at Doolin within the north and ending at Hags Head within the south. The unique landscapes and astonishing beauty of the cliffs have inspired artists as well as geologists for centuries. Before bagging up the memories here are few tips for visiting the beauty.

Note the below things

  1. Choose the correct time slot
  2. Check the weather
  3. Be ready for surprising weather conditions
  4. The Parking lot
  5. Respect the signs
O'Brien's Tower
O’Brien’s Tower (Credits – Pixabay)

Choose the correct time slot

What is the right time to visit the cliffs? The cliffs are more likely to appear beautiful in daylight between 11 am to 5 pm but also keep the fact in mind that this is the time people usually choose to visit the cliffs so there are high chances of the place being crowded. Visitors usually have their breakfast in the morning and leave to visit the cliffs of Moher either as a pass-by site seeing or a day trip to the cliffs. the sunset in the west Clare is amazing, if you are a photography freak you know the right time now to visit. In order to avoid the crowd, you can also walk on the coastal walk away from the Visitor Centre.

Cliffs of moher
Credits – Pixabay

Also read : Ireland travel guide

Check the weather

With the fact that Ireland’s weather condition is unpredictable always, there’s a huge difference between a forecast that declares all sun, and one that declares all rain. It is advisable to choose a sunny day visit to the cliffs, while the location leaves you awestruck in different seasons and at different times of the day.  

Be ready for surprising weather conditions

Always pack warm clothing and a rain jacket as the weather condition is quite unpredictable.No one really knows the weather at the cliffs because one minute could be rainy, and therefore the next one could be sunny. So it is better to be prepared for ferocious weather mood swings.

The Parking lot

Although it’s pointed out by signs that notify parking lots, many people miss it. That might be because it’s across the road from the Cliffs entrance and also people think it is nearer comparatively. On a day to day plenty of tourists become the most entrance and find yourself using the key lot.

Respect the signs

There are signs all over the place, yet people leave the paths, jump fences, go for the most dramatic selfies, put themselves at risks and give a terrible example to others. To have the most enjoyable and least risk visit always respect the signs and supervised the kids at all times to avoid any accident.

Other Attractions Near The Cliffs Of Moher

Doonagore castle
Doonagore castle ( Credits – Unsplash )

1. The Burren national park

The Burren park is found within the southeastern part of the Burren and is approximately 15 square kilometers in size. The region is internationally famous for its stunning landscape and flora. A visit to the Burren during the summer months will leave an individual to astound by the colorful diversity of flowering plants cohabitation within the one ecosystem.

2. Poulnabrone dolmen

Poulnabrone dolmen in the largest dolmen or portal tomb located in the Burren. The karst setting was formed from limestone laid down around 350 million years ago. The dolmen was built by Neolithic farmers, who chose things either for ritual, as a territorial marker, or as a collective cemetery. If you’re searching for ancients sites in Ireland then this is often the place.

Poulnabrone dolmen
Poulnabrone dolmen (Credits – Pixabay)

3. Climb O’Brien’s Tower

Standing alone on a high cliff, O’Brien’s Tower is a historical landmark that shouldn’t be missed Also note O’Brien’s Tower is a part of the visitor’s experience at the Cliffs of Moher. You can also witness the whales and dolphins as you stand on the viewing platform upstairs. Just be warned: the spiral staircase is a bit tapered!

4. Doolin cave

Doolin Cave is an extraordinary underground caving experience in the Burren. Go over 200 feet under the limestone of the Burren landscape and see the longest free-hanging stalactite in Europe. the good Stalactite weighs an estimated 10 tonnes, it naturally suspends from the cave ceiling sort of a chandelier. This can be a good experience from a travel perspective!

5. Doonagore castle

Ireland is well known for its castles. Doonagore may be a privately owned castle with a little walled enclosure on the brink of Doolin with stunning views of the Atlantic. This place doesn’t allow visitors but there’s a little scenic road where you’ll click beautiful images on the way from the Cliffs of Moher.

6. Cliffs View Café

The Cliffs View Café may be a charming restaurant located inside the visitor center of the cliffs of Moher. This place makes use of the locally produced ingredients to form amazing food and offers panoramic views of the cliffs

Cliff cafe
Credits – Pixabay

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