Easter at the Cliffs of Moher Experience
Easter is 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 which in spring fondles the natural world to life.
In the Northern Hemisphere, the spring equinox occurs on the 21st of March when the length of the day increases until it is equal to the length of the night. The sun, growing in power, finally overtakes darkness, and this solar rebirth is celebrated in most ancient pagan religions, where agricultural life depended on the growth of spring. Christians celebrate Easter on the first Sunday on or after the first Full Moon after the March equinox, tying Easter to its historical pagan roots.
Spring into Spring!
Flora is also peering out of the earth and raising their faces to the sun. Here at the Cliffs of Moher, Easter means Spring is in its ascendancy where the flora and fauna finally awaken after a long winter and show their collective faces to the sun.
The Puffins (Fratercula arctica), Common Guillemots (Uria aalge) and Razorbills (Alca torda) have arrived back on the Cliffs of Moher, to begin their breeding season from late March to early August where they prepare to court, mate, and raise their young over the next few months fulmars and kittiwakes are back too – cue the raucous cacophony of the seabirds as they mark out territories for their nests and their courting. Their antics are entertaining and delightful as they embrace land living for a few months.
Join us from Saturday the 8th of April – Sunday the 9th of April for LIVE Traditional music by Anne-Marie Rynne and Kate Lavin as well as an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids from 12pm – 3pm.
The Cliffs View Cafe will serve, Traditional leek soup served with homemade brown bread or white roll, Atlantic Seafood chowder, Baked Salmon served with roast vegetables and potatoes, Slow Roast Lamb Shank served with all the trimmings, Traditional Fish & Chips with Minted Peas and more…
Make sure to try their Easter Bunny-inspired Cupcakes!