The Cliffs of Moher lie on the west coast of Ireland and prove above and beyond that the Wild Atlantic Ocean is a forceful beast. After being voted the 2nd top tourist attraction in Ireland just this week it has reminded me just how in awe we should be of this spectacular formation every day.
The Cliffs are a located close to Liscannor village in Co Clare and take their name from a ruined promontory fort ‘mothar’ (meaning the ruin of a fort) which was demolished during the Napoleonic wars in the early 1800s to make room for a signal tower at Hag’s Head.
They are a world-class natural attraction stretching for 8km (5 miles) with a sheer, 700-foot drop into the Atlantic. This in itself is the terrifyingly exciting view that becomes visible from your very arrival. As with most attractions in Ireland and our 4 seasons in one day you never know which Cliffs you are going to get!! The weather at the time of your visit will result in such different experiences for everyone and adds to the magic!
‘The Cliffs of insanity’ as they are portrayed as in the brilliant movie ‘The Princess Bride’ is quite possibly the most apt name for them upon viewing. The impressive scale and size of its towering cliffs, its rugged coastline, the crashing Atlantic waves along with the stunning landscape shows you how insane this location is beauty wise and how the combination of it all results in their absolute magnificence and its ‘must visit’ tag line.
So instead of taking my word for it why not come and experience them for yourself. Join us on one of our Connemara, Aran Islands & The Burren guided walking holiday this June, July or August and enjoy the very best of the west of Ireland on foot under the expert leadership of Ulrich, our West of Ireland guide.
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