Cliffs of Moher New Visitor Experience Accessibility Information
Disabled parking bays for disabled parking permit holders are available beside the visitor centre building on the cliffs side of the road. Drivers should enter by the coach entrance and press the intercom button at the barrier. When this is answered please advise that you wish to use the disabled parking bays.
Additional overflow disabled parking bays are available in the carpark on the opposite side of the road at the point in the carpark nearest to the pedestrian crossing. However, visitors should note that the gravel surface and terrain may make it difficult for wheelchair users and where possible the nearer disabled parking bays should be used.
Building & Site Accessibility
The new visitor center building has been designed to meet and exceed current building regulations and guidelines embracing the general philosophy of universal access. Within the Cliffs Exhibition
all visitors use the ramp which provides access to the exhibits, which have been designed to appeal to all of the senses.
Included among the measures taken within the building are Induction loops at the main desk, help desk and the Admission kiosks as well as in the theatre. Staggered counter heights have been introduced at reception areas. Generously sized accessible toilets/baby changing facilities are provided on all floor levels.
The visitor centre is fully accessible. The Cliffs are accessible by wheelchair to the main viewing area. Wheelchairs available on loan from the reception desk in the Visitor Centre. A large print version of the visitor onsite information leaflet and map, the O'Brien's Tower information sheet and the Exhibition guide are available at reception. A text version of voiced video in the exhibition available at reception.
A human guide for the exhibition and/or a sign language interpreter are available on request for group bookings. Please contact our bookings department at least two weeks ahead of your groups visit to request a human guide or a sign language interpreter.
The natural lie of the land makes it difficult to provide wheelchair access to all areas outdoors. Access to the main viewing area is available from both the ground and first floor levels of the building as well as from the main concourse. Coin operated telescopes, including an accessible reduced height version, on the viewing areas provide a commentary in a variety of languages.
Access to the Hags Head viewing area and O’Briens Tower is quite steep. A hard surfaced wheeled access path is provided to these areas but the path has sections which have been damaged by storms and have uneven surface in parts. Visitors may wish to use these paths with assistance at their own risk.
Planning your visit in advance will make a lot of difference to your enjoyment. We have prepared a number of Information Sheets to help you prepare for your visit to the Cliffs of Moher. Click on the links below to download the sheet you want.
Planning Your Visit to the Cliffs of Moher
Arriving at the Cliffs of Moher by Car
Inside the Visitor Centre - Ground Floor
Inside the Visitor Centre - Cliffs Exhibition
Inside the Visitor Centre - First Floor
A number of manually operated wheelchairs are available for visitors to borrow from the visitor centre building and from the carpark cabin.
Staff have received disability awareness training and will be available for assistance in making your visit to the Cliffs of Moher as enjoyable as possible.
Website Accessibility Information
The site follows certain guidelines and standards to ensure that this site can be used effectively and as easily as possible by all users.
If you have any problems using this site for any reason, please contact us
and let us know.
This site aims to comply to conformance level Double-A of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 (Link opens in a new page)
, including all Priority 1 and Priority 2 checkpoints defined in the Guidelines. Conformance to the Guidelines will help to make the web site more accessible to users with disabilities and will benefit all users. These guidelines are supported by the Government of Ireland and the European Commission (EC). This web site also conforms to XHTML and CSS specifications.
In September 2010 a number of issues with certain pages and functionality in our website have been identified as part of our ongoing review process. A new website design is planned for early 2011 and these issues will be addressed in the new website which we aim to have live for 1 April 2011.
List of Issues Identified
Missing alt text for images on the New 7 Wonders page
Missing alt text for Book Tickets on Home page
Changing images on the Home page (flash-based slide show) have no text alternative
Missing alt text for preview images on ePostcards section
Site Map does not use a list for the links
These issues will be addressed with the website redesign process.
In order to use the access keys
on Microsoft Windows based systems press the ALT key and the appropriate access key
then "enter" to go to the corresponding page.
for Cliffs of Moher website are:
Page Access Key
Atlantic Edge a
Getting Here g
About Us u
Opening Hours o
Travel Trade t
Travel Planner r
Contact Us c
Site Map m
Terms & Conditions e