The Cliffs Of Moher County Clare Ireland.
A deserving finalist in the New 7 Wonders of Nature competition, the Cliffs rise up to 702 feet (at their highest point) and are a 'must see' spectacle when visiting county Clare.
They are approximately 8 kilometers long and are located at the south-western corner of the Burren a little ways north of the little fishing village of Liscannor.
Almost in the middle is the tower built by Sir Cornelius O'Brien to impress his female consorts and visitors can view the Aran Islands and the peaks of Connemara in the distance across Galway Bay from the top of this oddity which surely must end up in the ocean at some time in the future.
One million visitors each year come to see the Cliffs making it the top ranked attraction in Ireland. The sheer walls consist of shale and sandstone and it is possible to see 300 million year old river channels cut into the rock near the bottom.
There are campsites and hostels in nearby Doolin and hotels in Liscannor and Lahinch (direct links to Booking.com) as well as a host of Bed and Breakfast guesthouses throughout the area.
A great place to base yourself is Doolin Lodge which offers fantastic self catering or standard bed and breakfast at great rates. Click link above for review and contact form.
Doolin Ferries Office
Tours By Boat
It is possible to book a short cruise to the cliffs where you can marvel at the awesome view from sea level and this is a trip well worth doing when the weather allows.
The booking office is on Doolin pier where you can get the full details or check the website.
Our Favourite Stop Off Point
Whenever we visit the Cliffs with friends we always stop off at the lovely village of Liscannor about 2 miles from Lahinch and a few minutes south of the entrance to the interpretive center.
There are a number of great places there for food and refreshments and also accommodation.
Vaughan's Anchor Inn an award winning restaurant has some mouth watering seafood and steaks and although it is a little bit more pricey the meals are always fabulous.
Other pubs in Liscannor are Joseph McHugh's and Egans and there might be a music session in one or other of them in the evening.
Cliffs Of Moher Trivia
1 Million Visitors A Year
Length Almost 5 Miles
Highest Pt 702ft/214m
Home to 30,000 Seabirds
Dusty Springfield's Ashes are Scattered Here
Consist of Namurian shale and Sandstone
0'Briens Tower b.1835
The Mackintosh Man 1973
Leap Year 2010
The Princess Bride 1987
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 2009
Waveriders (TV Doc 2008)
Tentacles of Doom
(Fr. Ted S2/Ep3 96/97)
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