THE CLIFFS OF MOHER - CLIFFS IN IRELAND
One of Ireland’s favourite visitor experiences, the Cliffs of Moher tower over the rugged west Clare coast. Walk the safe, paved pathways and view the famous Cliffs on Europe’s western frontier and enjoy the spectacular vistas over the Atlantic Ocean and the Aran Islands. Their natural beauty has inspired artists, musicians, and poets for generations, as well as absorbing scientists and geologists, drawn by the unique landscape in which they sit. The Cliffs of Moher, the most famous cliffs in Ireland, will leave you awestruck, creating memories that will stay with you forever.
- The Visitor Centre, itself sculpted from the landscape, hosts informative and entertaining permanent exhibits in its extensive gallery space and auditorium.
- Visit the on-site theatre and experience an exhilarating virtual-reality cliff-face adventure.
- The Cliffs of Moher has featured in classic movies like The Princess Bride and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
- The Cliffs of Moher was a ‘tourist attraction’ before that phrase was even heard of. In the early 19th century, the then landowner, Cornelius O’Brien, parliamentarian, and proud Clare man, built O’Brien’s Tower so that the expansive cliff views across the Atlantic Ocean from Liscannor Bay to Galway Bay could be fully appreciated. This paved the way for today’s centre to be the top visitor attraction in Ireland and on the Wild Atlantic Way.
- It is now part of the Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark supporting sustainable tourism and has been a special protected area for birds and wildlife since 1979, home to 35 different species of birds. Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience is a proud member of the Burren Ecotourism Network.
See for yourself what has drawn people for over two centuries, it will stir your senses and fill your soul.
Admission includes access to all areas, secure car parking, wi-fi and contributes to conservation of the area. In addition, there are two cafes, a craft & gift store, toilets, first aid centre, information points, baggage storage, safe viewing platforms, audio guide, and much more. See our frequently asked questions for more information on amenities.
The Burren awaits you....
The Burren has been welcoming visitors since the early 1850s. It is a place of tradition, of music, of adventure and of great local food. It is where the Atlantic meets Europe, its ferocity matched by its richness and its fertile rock. The vast, moon-like Burren in the County Clare is one of Ireland’s most compelling landscapes. When you come to North Clare and stay, you will see why the locals cherish and protect this award-winning destination and will leave you wishing you stayed longer.
The Geopark and Local Businesses
Great things happen when we work together. The Burren and Cliffs of Moher region has been a UNESCO Global Geopark since 2011; a recognition of its geological and cultural importance and its conservation and sustainable ethos. The Burren Ecotourism Network is a vibrant group of local tourism businesses that champion sustainable tourism and conservation. Together we have forged the Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark into an internationally recognised sustainable tourism destination. The Cliffs of Moher is both an important Geopark conservation site and a proud member of the Burren Ecotourism Network. Learn More
The Best of Clare
On the Wild Atlantic Way on the West Coast of Ireland, County Clare provides an exciting choice of activities for tourists coming from Ireland and abroad. The Burren Ecotourism Network were winners of the 2021 Lonely Planet “Best in Travel” award for Community Tourism.
See and enjoy all the things Clare has to offer.
Latest NewsApril 20th 2021
https://youtu.be/dgQGQPNjCh8 Members of the public, community organisation's and tourism stakeholders are being asked for their input on the formulation of a long-term strategy for the ...Read more View all news
Latest NewsApril 20th 2021
We are welcoming visitors back again and it is so wonderful to see people enjoying the fabulous cliffs and magnificent views. All outdoor areas are currently open to those living in county Clare. We hope to be able to re-open the Visitor Centre ...Read more View all news
Latest NewsMarch 31st 2021
We are delighted to welcome Easter here at the Cliffs of Moher – a hugely important Christian religious celebration as well as a time of new beginnings and the full emergence of Spring. Easter is steeped in the symbolism of the cycle of the sun ...Read more View all news
Latest NewsMarch 9th 2021
St Patrick's Day Ireland 2021 At the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience, at O’Brien’s tower as you look north east, there is another range of cliffs Aill na Searrach which is known as the cliffs of the foals or the young horses. ...Read more View all news
Latest NewsMarch 3rd 2021
Mother's Day 2021 Ireland It has been a long winter, but we are happy that Spring is here and of course Mother’s Day. Despite being closed and in these difficult and challenging times we are experiencing, it is starting to feel that we ...Read more View all news
Latest NewsJanuary 28th 2021
St Brigid is probably the best known and most beloved Irish saint after Patrick. She was an Irish nun, abbess and founder of several convents. Her feast day, St Brigid’s Day, February 1st, is also the first day of spring in Ireland. This ...Read more View all news
Latest NewsJanuary 12th 2021
The special place occupied by music in Irish society is highlighted in a new exhibition at the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience. No-one put it better than our own President Michael D Higgins when he said, “What happens between the head, the ...Read more View all news
Latest NewsDecember 21st 2020
Orla Hurley, director of nursing at Ennistymon Community Hospital, accepting a donation of Christmas gifts from Shannon Heritage plus paintings and individual letters from pupils of Mol an Óige N.S. from Melanie Lennon, sales and marketing manager ...Read more View all news
Latest NewsJune 24th 2019
One of Ireland’s most visited tourism attractions, the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience has launched a new shuttle bus service aimed at further enhancing sustainable development and management of tourism across the wider North Clare area. The ...Read more View all news
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Natural Wonder of the World
Nature’s wonders surround you at the Cliffs of Moher.
Whether it be the cliffs themselves carved by time, ocean and weather into fantastic shapes and formations, the mighty Atlantic ocean or the birds, plants and other wildlife that inhabit the cliffs and the sea there are plenty of natural wonders to enjoy here.
Cliffs of Moher
Be Taken on an inspirational journey along the Cliffs of Moher.
360 degree immersive media gives you a virtual prelude to the real-world first class experience that awaits you!
An easy to navigate English Audio Guide and map, packed with features that takes you through the Cliffs of Moher in 12 chapters. The key areas of interest include the main viewing areas, O’Brien’s Tower, the Visitor Centre, and JP Holland. The audio guide includes photographs, route calculator & map locator to the Cliffs of Moher.
It is informative, educational and a fantastic way to learn more about the Cliffs of Moher before, during or after your visit.