MOHER AT THE MOVIES

The Cliffs of Moher frequently have a starring role in many film and TV productions such is their beauty and majesty – the Cliffs featured heavily in the 2009 fantasy blockbuster Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. A cave scene, which featured shots of the face of the cliffs, was filmed along the cliffs during the film’s 2007-2008 production.

The inclusion of the historical landmark was a welcome surprise for many Irish fans of the massively popular film and today is still a popular attraction for this reason as one of the few filming locations that Harry Potter fans can visit for themselves.

For all the movie buffs out there, you may also be interested to know that a huge selection of films have featured the Cliffs of Moher over the years such as Leap Year(2010), The Princess Bride(1987), Hear my Song (1990) and many more.

One of Ireland’s most famous sights, the Cliffs of Moher are entirely vertical and the cliff edge is abrupt. On a clear day the views are tremendous, with the Aran Islands etched on the waters of Galway Bay. From the cliff edge you can just hear the booming far below as the waves crash and gnaw at the soft shale and sandstone.

With a due-west exposure, sunset is the best time to visit.

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