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Easter at the Cliffs of Moher

March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers.

Easter is that time of year at the Cliffs of Moher when flora and fauna springs to life!

The Cliffs boasts one of the major colonies of the cliff nesting seabirds in Ireland with over 20 different species to view.
A variety of seabirds like guillemot, razorbill, gulls and shag begin to return to the Cliffs from their wintering grounds. Puffins arrive around Easter every year from mid-March onwards.

You may also be lucky to see endangered bird species like choughs and peregrine falcons.
Colourful flowers also begin to adorn the Cliffs of Moher. These include sea pink, sea campion, oxeye daisies, birds-foot-trefoil and more.

 


On Saturday, April 16th – Sunday, April 17th
From 13.00-15.00

Enjoy music, dancing and some storytelling by Locals,
with MC Joe Rynne as well as a creative Easter Hunt for the kids!

You may be lucky to see our very own Easter bunnies at the Cliffs of Moher.
It is common to see rabbits and hares in the surrounding land at this time of year!

 

 

 

Fun Facts about Easter

  • Cutting your hair on Good Friday is said to prevent headaches in the year to come.
  • According to scholars, this Christian holiday was named after the Anglo-Saxon goddess, Eostre, who was depicted as a Fertility Goddess and a Goddess of Dawn and Light. She was honoured at Pagan festivals celebrating the arrival of spring, further highlighting the blend of Pagan traditions with Christian holidays.
  • For countless generations, Ukrainians have been decorating eggs as a calling out to the Gods and Goddesses of health and fertility. This traditional act of pysanka (“pih-sahn-kah”) is made by using wax and dyes.
  • The use of eggs as symbols of Easter derived from pre-Christian rites when painted bird eggs were given at springtime as a symbol of fertility and rebirth. Early Christians saw the image of the egg as symbolising the empty tomb of Jesus, and also the ‘hatching’ of the egg to illustrate Jesus Christ being reborn.
  • The Easter Bunny originally stemmed from German folklore, where a rabbit or hare brought children colourful eggs on the eve of the holiday.