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The Cliffs of Moher

Situated in County Clare and bordering the Burren Area.

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The Cliffs of Moher

Location

Outside Liscannor, Co Clare

History

Situated in County Clare and bordering the Burren Area, the Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland's most spectacular sights. Standing 230 metres above the ground at their highest point and 8km long, the Cliffs boast one of the most amazing views in Ireland. On a clear day, the Aran Islands are visible in Galway Bay as well as the valleys and hills of Connemara.

cliffs of Moher To the south of the cliffs is Hag's Head and the cliffs reach their highest point just north of O' Brien's Tower. The Tower was built by Cornelius O' Brien, a descendant of Brian Boru, to impress female visitors. The seastack, Breanan Mór, stands over 70 metres above the foaming waves. You are advised to dress warmly when visiting the cliffs because of the cool Atlantic winds blowing in off the ocean.

Nevertheless, a walk along the cliffs is not to be missed. Be very careful as there are no safety barriers and sections of the cliff sometimes give way. Those with a head for heights can easily walk to the edge of the cliff and view the Atlantic Ocean below. There is a tourist centre and a small shop, whichcliff2.jpg sells souvenirs. The Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland's most visited attractions and when you've been there, you'll know why.

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Admission

No Admission Fees

Information

Leaflets: Yes Guided Tours: Yes Audio Visual: Yes Exhibition: Yes

Opening Times

O' Brien's Tower - March to October 29th (weather permitting) from 9.30am to 6.00pm

Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre - Open all year 9.30am to 7.00pm. June to August 29th from 9.00am to 8.00pm

Visit Length

1hr

Facilities

Restaurant: Yes Car Park: Yes Coach Park: Yes Disabled Access: Yes

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