The Cliffs of Moher are a Signature Discovery Point at the heart of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

Like more than million plus visitors who come to see them each year, you can look forward to a trip never to be forgotten: Ireland at its most natural, rugged, panoramic and breathtaking. Everything you dreamed that Ireland would be – and more. 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 wonder, conservation hotspot and area of immense natural richness and importance.

Where are the Cliffs?

The Cliffs of Moher are located on the west coast of Ireland, 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’.

How Long?

The Cliffs stretch for 8km (5 miles) as the crow flies.

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How High?

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 as well as the Dingle Peninsula and Blasket Islands in Kerry, are all in view.

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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27th June 2017

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Please arrive after 4pm to be sure of entry and a more pleasant experience. See plan your visit page for full details. Have a great day

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