Location of the Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher are located on the west coast of Ireland close to Liscannor village in Co. Clare. The closest airport is Shannon International Airport, located 1 hour away. Shannon Airport has direct connections from USA and mainland Europe serving the West Coast of Ireland and the Wild Atlantic Way. See www.shannonairport.ie for all flight information.

Latitude: 52.9714578, Longitude: -9.4247540

The Cliffs of Moher are easily accessed by road from Galway (1.5 hours), Ennis (40 minutes), Limerick (1.5 hours) and from the ferry which sails from Tarbert in Kerry to Killimer in Clare (45 minutes) Dublin is approximately 4 hours via Limerick.

Allow up to 2 hours for a visit to the Cliffs of Moher. We recommend staying overnight in the local towns and villages in Co. Clare to make the most of your visit and enjoy the local culture and traditional Irish music – visit www.clare.ie  – You can also take a look at some more info here to decide if you want to visit us by car, bus, coach or even bike!

Due to the popularity of the Cliffs of Moher as a tourist attraction, we strongly advise you to book online to ensure entry and also suggest you visit outside of peak times which are between 11am – 4pm for a more pleasant and peaceful experience. It is advisable if you are travelling to the Cliffs by car that you do so outside of these times for your maximum comfort and enjoyment of the Cliffs. The Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre is open from 8am until 9pm May to August. See Visitor Centre opening hours. With so many people wanting to visit, we suggest you book your tickets online ahead of time. You can see admission prices for families, students, seniors etc.

Directions

Directions from Limerick to Cliffs of Moher

Take the N18/M18 towards Ennis. From the M18 take the N85 exit marked Ennis/Ennistymon. (Junction 12)

Follow signs for Ennistymon on the N85 going through the village of Inagh. When you reach Ennistymon you will come to a sharp left turn onto the N67 (sign posted Lahinch). It is quite a tight bend so go slowly.

At Lahinch take a right turn onto the R478 (sign posted Cliffs of Moher)

Continue on this road for approximately 4km until you reach the village of Liscannor.  Go through the village and follow the R478Continue on the R478 for 5.6km, the entrance to the coach park is located on the left hand side and the car park is located on the right hand side.  

Cliffs view

Directions from Galway

Scenic Route: Leave Galway in the direction of Limerick using N67 (N18):

Follow N67 to Kilcolgan. In Kilcolgan take a right onto the N67 sign posted Ballyvaughan & Cliffs of Moher. Go through the village of Kinvara and on towards Ballyvaughan along the N67. See directions from Ballyvaughan 

Journey time 1 hour 45 minutes. 

Via the Motorway: Via M18 Motorway – Leave Galway following R336, R338 and Old Dublin Rd to N67.

Follow N67 and continue straight onto R458. Merge onto M18 following sign for Ennis/Limerick.

At Juction 12, take the N85 Exit to Ennis/Ennistymon/Kilrush.

Follow the N85 to Liscanor Road R478 in Lahinch.

Follow the R478 for 10km and the entrance to the car park will be on your right side.

Journey Time 1hr 36 mins.

From Ballyvaughan

In Ballyvaughan you have two options:

Option 1: Take the coast road (R477).  This is a very scenic route which gives lots of views of the Burren and Galway Bay.  However this adds approximately 20 minutes to your journey time. Follow the R477 through Fanore and join the R479 and then the R478 near Doolin. Stay on the R478 till you reach the Cliffs of Moher.

Option 2: Take the N67 towards Lisdoonvarna which takes you up Corkscrew Hill a winding but scenic road that offers wonderful views over the Burren. You will reach the town of Lisdoonvarna and pass through it remaining on the N67. Turn right onto the R478 signposted for the Cliffs of Moher.

The entrance to the carpark is on the left hand side of the road.

Journey timefrom Ballyvaughan 45 minutes, from Lisdoonvarna approx 25 minutes.

One of Ireland’s most famous sights, 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.

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