The Cliffs of Moher are a Signature Discovery Point at the heart of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way
The beauty of the Cliffs of Moher is that they offer us a totally multi-faceted experience of Ireland’s incredible west coast – as much a historical landmark as they are a geographical and geological wonder, conservation hotspot and area of immense natural richness and importance. Stretching for 8km along Ireland’s the west coast, the Cliffs of Moher will leave you awestruck, creating memories that will stay with you forever.
Cliffs of Moher Facts
Where are the Cliffs of Moher?
If you want to know where are the Cliffs of Moher, they are located on the west coast of Ireland (along Ireland’s famous Wild Atlantic Way), close to Liscannor village in County Clare.
Why the Name?
The Cliffs take their name from a ruined promontory fort ‘Mothar’ – which was demolished during the Napoleonic wars in the early 1800’s, to make room for a signal tower at Hag’s Head. The word ‘Mothar’in old Gaelic means ‘the ruin of a fort’.
The Cliffs stretch for 8km (5 miles) as the crow flies.
The Cliffs reach 214m (702 feet) in height at their highest point.
What Can I see From the Top of the Cliffs?
On a clear day the Aran Islands, Galway Bay, the Twelve Pins and the Maum Turk mountains in Connemara. Looking south you can view the Dingle Peninsula and Blasket Islands in Kerry.
Cliffs of Moher Fun Facts
The Cliffs of Moher is a hotspot for a wide range of flora and fauna with as much as 20 different species of birds to be seen.
The cliffs have been featured in many movies including Harry Potter, The Princess Bride, Leap Year and many more.
There is a long list of tales associated with the Cliffs in Irish folklore for those interested in the subject.