Filming at the Cliffs of Moher Experience
Filming at the Cliffs of Moher offers a captivating backdrop that captures the imagination and leaves a lasting visual impact.
The dramatic cliffs, towering above the Atlantic Ocean, provide a stunning setting for various cinematic projects. The rugged beauty and awe-inspiring views create an atmosphere of grandeur and enchantment, making it an ideal location for filmmakers seeking breathtaking natural landscapes.
Whether it’s a film, television series, commercial, or even a music video, the Cliffs of Moher bring a sense of cinematic magic, adding depth and beauty to any visual production. The rugged cliffs, crashing waves, and panoramic vistas serve as a powerful canvas for storytelling, allowing filmmakers to create evocative scenes that transport viewers to a world of wonder and emotion.
To ensure a successful filming experience at the Cliffs of Moher, there are certain requirements that must be agreed upon. These agreements are in place to establish a mutually beneficial arrangement between the filmmakers and the Cliffs of Moher Experience
Additionally, it is essential to adhere to regulations that safeguard the ecological significance of the cliffs, such as restricted access to the cliff face and extreme cliff edge.
It is important to note that the Cliffs of Moher hold significant ecological value as a Special Protection Area (SPA) and a habitat for wildlife, protected under the Wildlife Act and the EU Birds (1979) and Habitats (1992) Directives. This legislation also prohibits the use of drones during the bird nesting season (April – September).
If you wish to make a filming request at the cliffs, please contact us.
Did you know that the Cliffs of Moher have made appearances in some well-known movies?
If you’re a Harry Potter fan, you might recognise that large cave visible from looking south past the central platform. It was featured in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince when Harry and Dumbledore ventured into the cave from sea in search of ‘Horcruxes’. Interestingly, the scene was the only part of the movie not filmed in the UK, adding an extra touch of intrigue to the Cliffs of Moher.
These iconic cliffs have also played roles in other notable films. In Ryan’s Daughter, starring Robert Mitcham and Sarah Miles, there is a memorable scene where an umbrella is tossed from the cliffs and lands many miles away on Inch Strand I Kerry. While this may be a product of movie magic, we strongly advise against attempting such feats in reality for obvious reasons.
Another film that utilized the Cliffs of Moher is The Princess Bride, where they were depicted as the Cliffs of Insanity. In the movie, these cliffs could be scaled by climbing up on a rope, creating an exhilarating spectacle. However, it is important to note that climbing the cliffs in such a manner is highly discouraged for safety purposes.
In Leap Year starring Amy Adams, The Cliffs of Moher paint the background of the movie in general. There are plenty of beautiful shots of the Wild Atlantic Way are present throughout the movie, which helps represent the overall beauty of the Emerald Isle.
A drunken father, two determined young boys, and a magical horse are the central characters of the 1992 Irish film Into the West. In one of the scenes, Ossie and Tito quite literally chase the horse (Tir na Nog) to the ends of a great ocean. The backdrop? None other than the stunning Cliffs of Moher, of course.
Hear My Song is also featured at the Cliffs of Moher, where the main character enjoys a drink at O’Brien’s Tower with famous Irish tenor Josef Locke.
Additionally, The Mackintosh Man, featuring Paul Newman, included a thrilling car chase scene that involves the cliff edge. We kindly request visitors not to attempt similar risky actions, as safety is our utmost priority.