Cliffs of Moher Ireland

Visiting the Cliffs of Moher

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Cliffs of Moher Sign

The Cliffs of Moher are one of the most famous tourist sights in Ireland, so naturally Paddywagon took us to see them.

Before we disembarked the bright green tour bus, our guide, Mark, warned us:

Don’t go too close to the edge!

The Cliffs are 214 metres high at the tallest point, and cover 8km of coastline on the West Coast of Ireland. Stand too close to the edge and a sudden gust of wind can literally blow you to your death. There have been a number of deaths at the Cliffs of Moher, so make sure you respect the warning signs- 200 metres is a long way down!

What’s so special about the Cliffs of Moher? Well they look like this…

Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Like most days in Ireland, it was a lovely grey blustery day!

We walked up some narrow stairs to the top of O’Brien’s Tower, which stands on a headland and offers the best views of these dramatic cliffs. The Cliffs of Moher are named after a ruined promontory fort “Mothar” which was destroyed during the Napoleonic wars to make space for a signal tower.

 O'Briens Tower at the Cliffs of Moher

You can also hear the sound of traditional Irish music from the Cliffs Buskers along the pathways. There are 600m of pathways and viewing platforms along the cliff edge, so you can get some fresh air and take a walk along the top.

Cliffs Busker playing the whistle

What facilities are there?

At the Cliffs there’s a snazzy visitor’s centre with two cafés, an exhibition area, souvenir shop, baggage store, accommodation booking and information points, ATM and toilets. There are also rangers walking around the cliff areas to answer questions.

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