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Puffins at Sea - Cliffs of Moher

FAQs

Fulmars, Peregrine Falcons, Choughs, Ravens.

Please do not feed any of the birds, wildlife or livestock.

There are six craft shops outside the visitor centre selling a variety of items including knitwear, jewellery, craft items, music, t-shirts, and lots of locally made souvenirs. Inside the visitor centre the main craft and gift shop has a wide range of locally produced artisan products. The craft and gift store supports over 60 local artisan producers.

  • A fully accessible Visitor Centre with self-guided Cliffs exhibition, and on-site theatre with an exhilarating virtual reality cliff-face adventure
  • 800m of safe paved pathways and amazing viewing areas including access to O’Brien’s Tower and rooftop viewing where one can see five counties on a clear day
  • Audio Guide and App – free to download with audio tracks from the locals, information on all aspects of the Cliffs, maps, and all information to make your trip to the Cliffs of Moher memorable
  • Restrooms/toilet facilities
  • WiFi
  • Secure unlimited parking
  • Accessibility for all
  • Complimentary services such as binoculars and picnic blankets on loan
  • Picnic areas and an internal dining area for those who wish to bring their own snacks
  • Water refill station
  • Phone charging and luggage storage, First Aid room, and meditation room
  • “Lifts of Moher” electric mobility vehicle driven by experienced guides to ensure less mobile visitors do not miss out on the wonderful views and experience

We are totally dog friendly and love to welcome your furry friends. Please ensure dogs remain on leads throughout your visit.  In common with other buildings in Ireland open to the public dogs are not permitted inside the visitor centre building unless they are registered guide or support dogs.

There are lots of local farmers who own land along the Cliffs of Moher and many of them have herds of cows grazing by the cliffs.

Over 30,000 pairs of nesting seabirds can be found here in the nesting season.

I’m coming in winter, what birds can be seen year round

Fulmars, Peregrine Falcons, Choughs, Ravens.

Please do not feed any of the birds, wildlife or livestock.

There are different birds at different levels – Fulmars are nesting nearest to the top of the cliffs, Kittiwakes nest at the next level down in messy nests. Guillemots and Razorbills nest on the bare stone ledges a little lower down again. Shags can often be seen on the flat platform at the bottom of the stack.  HINT look for the white coloured parts of the cliffs – that’s where you will find the birds.  The white colour is from their droppings!

They nest in burrows on grassy slopes, just like rabbits.

Puffins arrive at the Cliffs at the end of March and stay till mid- July. The best months to see them are May and June. The viewing area to the left (South Platform) is the very best spot to view Puffins as they nest on Goat Island which can be seen from here. Ask any of our staff is you need assistance viewing any of the seabirds and they will be happy to assist

Whatever you do, don’t forget your camera ?

A good pair of binoculars is always useful. Binoculars are also available on loan in the visitor centre

Check the weather conditions before coming and be aware that weather conditions can change. It is a good idea to a have rainproof jacket. Good footwear suitable for walking is also advisable. Umbrellas are not recommended as when it rains it is often too windy to use an umbrella.

Yes, Picnic tables are provided in front of the centre and also outside the door of the upper level from the Cliffs View Cafe. Gourmet picnics can be orders in advance of your visit by contacting cliffsofmoher@brambles.ie. Blankets are available on request from the reception desk. You may also take a picnic with you on your walk to the Cliffs but remember to use the bins provided outside the Visitor Centre. Help us protect our environment by leaving no trace of your visit and bring your rubbish back from the cliff edge.

Yes, the centre is fully wheelchair accessible. The best view for those in a wheelchair is from the exit from the first floor. There is a lift to the first floor. Wheelchairs are also available to borrow, ask at reception.

We recommend two hours for the best visit

Yes, the exit barrier in the carpark will lift automatically after visitor centre closing hours.

You will be advised of the visibility when entering the Cliffs and can choose to visit later if you wish. Unfortunately, the Cliffs of Moher has no control over the weather and cannot offer discounts. If you decide to buy your admission ticket you may use the Visitor Centre and view our exhibition. If you are staying in the area, you can reuse your tickets in the following 24 hours in the case of foggy conditions.

There are toilets on the ground floor and first floor, and accessible toilets on both floors of the Visitor Centre. Baby changing facilities are on the ground floor.  There are also toilets adjacent to the coach park entrance. At peak times additional unisex toilets are open in the carpark on the opposite side of the road from the Cliffs.

The Cliffs and the exhibition are self-guided. There is a free Cliffs of Moher audio guide for apple and android devices that can be downloaded before your visit. This contains an audio guide with contributions from our local guides on geology, history, folklore and flora and fauna. Also contains live updates including weather and daily exclusive offers. To have the best possible visit download now and don’t miss out on any of the elements that make the Cliffs of Moher Experience so special

For android users click here
For Apple users
click here

The word “Mothar” means ruined fort in ancient Gaelic. A fort from the 1st century BC stood at Hags Head where Moher Tower now stands and this is what gave the Cliffs their name.

The cliffs were formed in the Upper Carboniferous Period, 319 million years ago.

At the highest point, just north of O’Brien’s Tower, they reach 214 metres or 702 feet high.

For all bookings of 10+ you must contact bookings@cliffsofmoher.ie

It is valid for the time and date on the booking confirmation.

You can print your ticket or show the confirmation on your mobile phone to the attendant

Please use the manage my booking facility on the confirmation email

Yes, you need to book tickets in advance at www.cliffsofmoher.ie, booking online can also save you money

There are 5 disabled parking spaces on the cliffs side of the road and 6 more in the main – carpark on the other side of the road at the closest point to the pedestrian crossing.

The main car park is on the opposite side of the road from the cliffs. Access to the cliffs side of the road is only available for cars with a disabled parking permit and coaches.

Yes, there are several child friendly options available in both the Puffins Next café on the ground floor and the Cliffs View Café on the first floor. Highchairs are available in the Cliffs View Café.

The baby changing facilities are located on the ground floor in the accessible toilet.

Kids under 12 go free to the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience when accompanied by a parent or guardian. An adult can be accompanied by a maximum of four children under 12. This promotion does not include groups of children under 12 which must be booked with bookings@cliffsofmoher.ie

Yes, there are hard surface paths to all areas that are buggy-friendly. The site is fully accessible for buggies

The designated viewing areas are completely safe. Of course, it is important just like in any other public place that adults supervise the children they have brought with them. It is not permitted for safety reasons to allow children to climb on the grass roof of the building.

Yes, there are several child friendly options available in both the Puffins Next café on the ground floor and the Cliffs View Café on the first floor. Highchairs are available in the Cliffs View Café.

The baby changing facilities are located on the ground floor in the accessible toilet.

Kids under 12 go free to the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience when accompanied by a parent or guardian. An adult can be accompanied by a maximum of four children under 12. This promotion does not include groups of children under 12 which must be booked with bookings@cliffsofmoher.ie

Yes, there are hard surface paths to all areas that are buggy-friendly. The site is fully accessible for buggies

The designated viewing areas are completely safe. Of course, it is important just like in any other public place that adults supervise the children they have brought with them. It is not permitted for safety reasons to allow children to climb on the grass roof of the building.

There are 5 disabled parking spaces on the cliffs side of the road and 6 more in the main – carpark on the other side of the road at the closest point to the pedestrian crossing.

The main car park is on the opposite side of the road from the cliffs. Access to the cliffs side of the road is only available for cars with a disabled parking permit and coaches.

Yes, Picnic tables are provided in front of the centre and also outside the door of the upper level from the Cliffs View Cafe. Gourmet picnics can be orders in advance of your visit by contacting cliffsofmoher@brambles.ie. Blankets are available on request from the reception desk. You may also take a picnic with you on your walk to the Cliffs but remember to use the bins provided outside the Visitor Centre. Help us protect our environment by leaving no trace of your visit and bring your rubbish back from the cliff edge.

Yes, the centre is fully wheelchair accessible. The best view for those in a wheelchair is from the exit from the first floor. There is a lift to the first floor. Wheelchairs are also available to borrow, ask at reception.

We recommend two hours for the best visit

Yes, the exit barrier in the carpark will lift automatically after visitor centre closing hours.

You will be advised of the visibility when entering the Cliffs and can choose to visit later if you wish. Unfortunately, the Cliffs of Moher has no control over the weather and cannot offer discounts. If you decide to buy your admission ticket you may use the Visitor Centre and view our exhibition. If you are staying in the area, you can reuse your tickets in the following 24 hours in the case of foggy conditions.

There are toilets on the ground floor and first floor, and accessible toilets on both floors of the Visitor Centre. Baby changing facilities are on the ground floor.  There are also toilets adjacent to the coach park entrance. At peak times additional unisex toilets are open in the carpark on the opposite side of the road from the Cliffs.

The Cliffs and the exhibition are self-guided. There is a free Cliffs of Moher audio guide for apple and android devices that can be downloaded before your visit. This contains an audio guide with contributions from our local guides on geology, history, folklore and flora and fauna. Also contains live updates including weather and daily exclusive offers. To have the best possible visit download now and don’t miss out on any of the elements that make the Cliffs of Moher Experience so special

For android users click here
For Apple users
click here

The word “Mothar” means ruined fort in ancient Gaelic. A fort from the 1st century BC stood at Hags Head where Moher Tower now stands and this is what gave the Cliffs their name.

The cliffs were formed in the Upper Carboniferous Period, 319 million years ago.

At the highest point, just north of O’Brien’s Tower, they reach 214 metres or 702 feet high.

  • A fully accessible Visitor Centre with self-guided Cliffs exhibition, and on-site theatre with an exhilarating virtual reality cliff-face adventure
  • 800m of safe paved pathways and amazing viewing areas including access to O’Brien’s Tower and rooftop viewing where one can see five counties on a clear day
  • Audio Guide and App – free to download with audio tracks from the locals, information on all aspects of the Cliffs, maps, and all information to make your trip to the Cliffs of Moher memorable
  • Restrooms/toilet facilities
  • WiFi
  • Secure unlimited parking
  • Accessibility for all
  • Complimentary services such as binoculars and picnic blankets on loan
  • Picnic areas and an internal dining area for those who wish to bring their own snacks
  • Water refill station
  • Phone charging and luggage storage, First Aid room, and meditation room
  • “Lifts of Moher” electric mobility vehicle driven by experienced guides to ensure less mobile visitors do not miss out on the wonderful views and experience

For all bookings of 10+ you must contact bookings@cliffsofmoher.ie

It is valid for the time and date on the booking confirmation.

You can print your ticket or show the confirmation on your mobile phone to the attendant

Please use the manage my booking facility on the confirmation email

Yes, you need to book tickets in advance at www.cliffsofmoher.ie, booking online can also save you money

Whatever you do, don’t forget your camera ?

A good pair of binoculars is always useful. Binoculars are also available on loan in the visitor centre

Check the weather conditions before coming and be aware that weather conditions can change. It is a good idea to a have rainproof jacket. Good footwear suitable for walking is also advisable. Umbrellas are not recommended as when it rains it is often too windy to use an umbrella.

Fulmars, Peregrine Falcons, Choughs, Ravens.

Please do not feed any of the birds, wildlife or livestock.

We are totally dog friendly and love to welcome your furry friends. Please ensure dogs remain on leads throughout your visit.  In common with other buildings in Ireland open to the public dogs are not permitted inside the visitor centre building unless they are registered guide or support dogs.

There are lots of local farmers who own land along the Cliffs of Moher and many of them have herds of cows grazing by the cliffs.

Over 30,000 pairs of nesting seabirds can be found here in the nesting season.

I’m coming in winter, what birds can be seen year round

Fulmars, Peregrine Falcons, Choughs, Ravens.

Please do not feed any of the birds, wildlife or livestock.

There are different birds at different levels – Fulmars are nesting nearest to the top of the cliffs, Kittiwakes nest at the next level down in messy nests. Guillemots and Razorbills nest on the bare stone ledges a little lower down again. Shags can often be seen on the flat platform at the bottom of the stack.  HINT look for the white coloured parts of the cliffs – that’s where you will find the birds.  The white colour is from their droppings!

They nest in burrows on grassy slopes, just like rabbits.

Puffins arrive at the Cliffs at the end of March and stay till mid- July. The best months to see them are May and June. The viewing area to the left (South Platform) is the very best spot to view Puffins as they nest on Goat Island which can be seen from here. Ask any of our staff is you need assistance viewing any of the seabirds and they will be happy to assist