Cliffs Of Insanity! Visiting Ireland’s Cliffs Of Moher

Cliffs of Moher

Ireland’s Cliffs of Moher

Doolin, Ireland

A cool wind blows as I walk along the legendary Cliffs of Moher. Ireland’s most renowned site rises drastically from the ocean, waves collapsing right into rocks far below.

Whoever he is, he’s far too late. See?! The Cliffs of Madness! ~ Vizzini

A favorite childhood movie of mine is the 80’s cult traditional The Princess New bride, a crazy fairy tale experience via the mythical kingdom of Florin.

In one scene, Princess Buttercup’s abductors are chased throughout the ocean by the Man in Black prior to they climb the steep “mile-high” Cliffs of Insanity.

While not a mile high, Ireland’s 700 foot Cliffs of Moher are certainly enforcing enough to showcase them in the movie. Since I have actually finally seen them myself, I could assure you the cliffs are much more remarkable face to face!
Ireland Cliffs

Cliff Views Looking South

Cliffs of Moher Tower

O’Brien’s Tower

Cliffs Of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher are situated concerning 90 mins southern of Galway on Ireland’s west shore in County Clare. They’re component of a picturesque driving route called the Wild Atlantic Method.

While technically the high cliffs are Ireland’s most popular vacationer destination with one million site visitors each year, at 5 miles long, there’s a lot of room to check out if you enjoy walking.

A visitor’s facility was built into the hillside so people could experience the site without intrusive buildings wrecking the perspective, as well as a breathtaking walking path branches out in 2 directions throughout the top.

The high cliffs vary in elevation from 390 feet to 702 feet high, and are the home of over 30,000 birds, including nests of Atlantic Puffin that normally make a look in late March.
Cliffs of Moher

Stunning Cliffs of Moher

Hag's Head

Hag’s Head Tower

Tramping The Sea

There are safety obstacles to keep you from obtaining too close to the side of the cliffs, yet only up to a point. If you keep walking, at some point the obstacles end.

Some people risk standing or resting ideal on the side…

… I was one of them. Nonetheless do so at your own danger! There’s often strong winds at the Cliffs of Moher, with addict gusts supposedly blowing people off to their deaths periodically.

The Namurian shale & & sandstone walks that make up the cliffs will certainly in some cases crumble without warning because of erosion, producing an additional threat.

To the south, there’s a gorgeous old rock tower from the Napoleonic Wars called Hag’s Head. Walking here from the site visitor’s establishment will take the ordinary person regarding 1 – – 2 hrs.

To the north, O’Brien’s Tower marks the greatest factor of the cliffs. It’s simply a short leave the site visitor’s center as well as supplies the most effective perspectives in both directions. You could pay an additional $2 to climb up the tower.
Cliffs of Moher Flowers

Flowers Expanding on the brink

Visiting The Cliffs

There are two villages near the Cliffs of Moher, Liscannor (6 kilometres southern) and Doolin (7 km north). Both are tiny, but you’ll locate lots of restaurants, bed & & morning meals, as well as clubs with online music to relax in after a day of exploring.

Tourism is greatest right here throughout the months of July & & August making the location rather crowded. However in September it had not been bad at all, particularly if you walk beyond the location around the site visitor’s center.

Other potential adventures include seeing the high cliffs from here on a ferry boat, or treking the whole 12 mile (20 kilometres) Coastal Walk over the cliffs.

There is a good reason Ireland’s Cliffs of Moher are so popular. Walking the winding dirt path on the side of a precipice, its gorgeous Atlantic Sea perspectives & & bordering landscapes are awe inspiring.

It’s a really magic traveling experience to have in the Emerald Isle. ★

More Info

Place: Doolin, Ireland [Map]
Cottage: Churchfield Bed & & Breakfast
Authorities Website: Cliffs Of Moher
Overall Expense: EUR6 Access Charge, EUR2 for O’Brien’s Tower
Valuable Notes: Like always, I suggest visiting prominent tourist attractions very early or late to prevent huge crowds. The very best time for digital photography is prior to or throughout sunset, when the high cliffs are bathed in light. Plan to visit for at the very least 2 hours otherwise even more.
Advised Guidebook: Lonely Earth Ireland
Suggested Reading: Trying to find Old Ireland

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