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Cliffs of Moher Experience

Create magical memories along the Wild Atlantic Way that will last a lifetime.

One of Ireland’s best places to visit, the Cliffs of Moher tower over the rugged West Clare coast. Walk along the secure and well-paved trails, allowing yourself to behold the renowned Cliffs that mark Europe’s western frontier. Revel in the breathtaking views overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and The Aran Islands. This trip to one of the best places to visit in Ireland promise an adventure that showcases the very best of Ireland.

Cliffs of Moher Named Ireland’s Best Visitor Attraction

The Cliffs of Moher Experience has been named winner of ‘Ireland’s Best Visitor Attraction’ in The Irish Independent’s annual Reader Travel Awards for 2023.

The County Clare visitor attraction finished ahead of Ireland’s best-known tourist sites in a poll of Irish and international readers of The Irish Independent.

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Fun Facts!

Did you know that County Clare has an incredibly rich history?

From the Cliffs of Moher to the majestic Burren, monastic sites, magnificent churches, cathedrals, and abbeys, unveil the hidden history and heritage along the Wild Atlantic Way. Which will lead you on a trail of endless discovery and cultural exploration to some of Ireland’s most visited tourist attractions.

 

 

Did you know the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren UNESCO Global Geopark are home to some of the best food producers in the country?

The Cliff View Café use many local ingredients like St. Tola’s Goat’s Cheese in their dishes. Additionally, the café offers a selection of other regional culinary delights for purchase. Among these offerings are Cratloe Cheese, an assortment of jams, mustards and chutneys crafted from The Clare Jam Company, delectable Burren Smoked Salmon and tempting treats of Wilde’s Irish Chocolates. These are just some of the the very best that Ireland has to offer.

Did you know O’Brien’s Tower is a folly?

Back in 1835, Sir Cornelius O’Brien, a local landowner and Member of Parliament, erected a tower on the cliffs. Its purpose was to serve as an observation point for the English visitors who frequented the area during that time. While some reports hint that the tower might have been originally planned as a teahouse or a charming whim, another tale proposes that Cornelius built it to impress the women he was pursuing! Regardless of the actual story, perched upon this raised vantage point, on clear days, one can gaze upon the grand West Coast of Ireland, along with The Aran Islands and the stunning Twelve Bens of Connemara, all across the stretch of Galway Bay.

Entry to the O’Brien’s Tower Experience and tour are included in the admission price.

Did you know that County Clare boasts a diverse array of exhilarating outdoor activities tailored to those with a daring spirit?

Clare offers a stunning setting with the Atlantic Ocean, rivers, lakes, and mountains, setting the stage for an array of exciting leisure and adrenaline-pumping activities. From tranquil trail walks along the Irish Coast to exhilarating windsurfing, there’s something for everyone and a multitude of things to do along the Wild Atlantic Way.

Did you know the Cliffs of Moher are not only a breathtaking natural wonder but are also shrouded in myths and legends?

In local legends, these cliffs are believed to be home to otherworldly beings and mystical creatures. These myths, coupled with the natural magnificence, make the Cliffs of Moher a definite on your list of things to do in Ireland. They will leave you captivated with a sense of wonder and mystery.

Download the Cliffs of Moher Experience App and Audio Guide to learn more.

Did you know that the Cliffs of Moher have made appearance in several major movies?

The Cliffs of Moher have provided magnificent backdrops and cinematic moments for may well-known movies, like Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, The Mackintosh Man featuring Paul Newman, The Princess Bride and many more! If you have an appreciation for any of these famous films, the Cliffs of Moher should undoubtedly be on your must-see list in Ireland.

Download the Cliffs of Moher Experience App and Audio Guide to learn more.

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How to get here?

Depending on where you’re staying, you can fly directly to Shannon Airport from a multitude of Airports throughout Europe.

Visit Shannon Airport for all flight information.

The Cliffs of Moher Experience are easily accessed by road from Galway (90 minutes), Ennis (40 minutes), Limerick (75 minutes), and from the ferry which sails from Tarbert in Kerry to Killimer in Clare (45 minutes). Dublin is approximately 3.5 hours via Galway.

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Visit outside of peak times which are between 11 am – 4 pm for a more pleasant and peaceful experience. Experiencing sunrise and sunset at the Cliffs of Moher is undeniably exceptional, recognised as among the finest things to do in Ireland and celebrated for their unparalleled beauty.

Off-Peak AM:  8am -11am
Peak times:  11am – 4pm
Off-Peak PM:  4pm – Close

*Children under 12 are FREE when accompanied by a parent/guardian to a maximum of 4.

O'Briens Tower 2019

Weather and When to Visit

The Irish Weather is certainly unpredictable and the Cliffs of Moher is definitely no exception. The weather can range from rain to sunshine in a matter of minutes, so visitors should come prepared with a rain jacket and walking boots! But, no matter the weather, the Cliffs have earned a spot among the world’s top 25 “selfie spots,” by Instagram in 2021.

In the event of unfavourable weather conditions, you have the ability to make changes to your online booking.

Things To Do!

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Bird Watching
Guided tours at the cliffs
Guided Tour
Geosite in the burren
Explore Clare

Out-of-this-world scenery

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.

– Lonely Planet

Apr 24, 2024 - Wed
Liscannor, Ireland
few clouds
13°C few clouds
Wind 5 m/s, WNW
Humidity 74%
Pressure 762.07 mmHg
Day Cond. Temp. Wind Humidity PressurePres.
wed apr 24
-/12°C 0 m/s - 0 mmHg
thu apr 25
light rain
9/8°C 3 m/s, WNW 85% 756.81 mmHg
fri apr 26
light rain
10/6°C 6 m/s, NNE 84% 753.81 mmHg
sat apr 27
overcast clouds
11/5°C 3 m/s, NE 85% 756.06 mmHg
sun apr 28
scattered clouds
11/6°C 2 m/s, N 78% 756.81 mmHg