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Cliffs of Moher Experience

Create magical memories that will last a lifetime.

One of Ireland’s favourite visitor experiences, the Cliffs of Moher tower over the rugged West Clare coast.  Walk the safe, paved pathways and view the famous Cliffs on Europe’s western frontier and enjoy the spectacular vistas over the Atlantic Ocean and the Aran Islands.

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 O’Brien’s Tower is a folly?

In 1835, Sir Cornelius O’Brien, a local landlord and Member of Parliament, erected a tower on the cliffs to serve as an observation point for the English tourists who frequented the area during that era. While some accounts suggest the tower was initially intended as a teahouse or a whimsical folly, another tale suggests that Cornelius constructed it to impress the women he was courting! Regardless of the truth, from this elevated position, on a clear day, one can behold the majestic Aran Islands and the magnificent Twelve Bens of Connemara across the expanse of Galway Bay.

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

Did you know there are several notable gardens in County Clare, Ireland?

Here are just a few examples of the enchanting gardens in County Clare. Each garden offers its own unique charm, showcasing the beauty of nature and providing visitors with a serene and enjoyable experience.

  1. Vandeleur Walled Garden: Located in Kilrush, Vandeleur Walled Garden is a beautifully restored 19th-century garden. It features extensive lawns, a stunning rose garden, ornamental trees, and a wide variety of plants and flowers. The garden also hosts events, workshops, and guided tours.
  2. Tea and Garden Rooms: Located in Ballyvaughan, the Tea and Garden Rooms are in the heart of the beautiful Burren.
  3. Doreen Drennan Art Studio & Garden: Original paintings and fine art prints of the Cliffs of Moher, the Burren, and the Wild Atlantic Way art available at the artist’s studio.

 

Did you know our Visitor Centre accommodates a full range of facilities and attractions underground?

The centrepiece of the Visitor Centre is a circular exhibition space that has a domed roof structure, with a diameter of 25 metres. You’ll be immersed into an interpretative exhibition, which not only animates the story of the Cliffs, presenting the geology, wildlife and human aspects but draws stories and information from all around County Clare and Ireland.

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

Did you know there are public transport services to the Cliffs of Moher?

How to Get Here

Bus Éireann provides a daily bus service from Galway to The Cliffs of Moher and onto Ennis. Route 350 travels along the scenic Wild Atlantic Way six times a day in the summer each way between Ennis to Galway. View 350 timetable to help plan your visit.  Ensure you purchase your Cliffs of Moher ticket online in advance to get the best rates.

For more information please visit buseireann.ie.

Did you know the Cliffs of Moher in Clare are one of the most beautiful and varied coastal routes in the world?

Discover this part of the Island and stay in one of the many charming villages or towns in the area. Whether you’re a foodie, a lover of literature or a serious history buff, you’ll never be bored in Clare. We’ve put together a list of 7 charming villages and towns near the Cliffs of Moher Experience to explore with family and friends.

Did you know the Cliffs of Moher is one of the best places in Ireland to watch birds?

The magnificent Cliffs of Moher host major colonies of nesting sea birds and are one of the country’s most important bird-breeding sites. Indeed, the area has been designated a Special Protection Area (SPA) for Birds and Wildlife under the EU Birds Directive.

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 Stansted, Heathrow or Gatwick.

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 4 hours via Limerick.

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Visit outside of peak times which are between 11 am – 4 pm for a more pleasant and peaceful experience. Sunrise and sunset visits are incredibly special and memorable.

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 Cliffs’ unpredictable weather can range from fog to sunshine, 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,” ranked at number 25 by Instagram in 2021.

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

Things To Do!

Download the App and Audio Guide:
Guided tours at the cliffs
Guided Tour
Bird Watching
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

Feb 21, 2024 - Wed
Liscannor, Ireland
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11°C overcast clouds
Wind 13 m/s, WSW
Humidity 88%
Pressure 747.81 mmHg
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7/6°C 11 m/s, W 63% 738.06 mmHg
fri feb 23
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7/5°C 13 m/s, W 68% 738.81 mmHg
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8/7°C 11 m/s, NNW 73% 744.81 mmHg
sun feb 25
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