Doolin, Lahinch, Liscannor | Cliffs of Moher Official Site

As well as being home to the Cliffs of Moher, there are lots of other fun things to do in Clare. Below, we will give you some ideas for all the great activities that you can get up to in a day before or after you come here to see the cliffs.

Visit Enticing Towns & Villages such as Doolin, Lahinch and Liscannor

There are a lot of great towns and villages dotted around West Clare that you may be familiar with such as Doolin, Lahinch, Liscannor, Ennistymon, Miltown Malbay and many more as well as the historical county town of Ennis nearby too.

Each of the West Clare locations mentioned above are all well known for great music,food and people. If you want a quiet town for a stroll in the fresh sea air,  surf some impressive  Atlantic waves or sample some of the freshest seafood you’ll ever find, you will find no shortage of this in West Clare villages like Doolin, Lahinch or Liscannor.

Start your day by travelling through Ennis towards the coast. If you want, you can stop in Ennis to take a look at some of the old historic buildings such as the town cathedral or Franciscan friary. Head to the coast in the direction of Miltown Malbay which is located close to the gorgeous beaches of Spanish Point and White Strand which are perfect beaches for a morning stroll. 

Start heading up the coast in the late morning to Lahinch where you can enjoy some great waves that bring surfers from all over Ireland. Warm yourself up with some great food in one of the many pubs in Lahinch village. From there, you can head towards the Cliffs of Moher in the late afternoon passing through Liscannor. 

After a couple of hours enjoying the Cliffs of Moher Visitor experience, continue your journey north along the coast to Doolin. Stop off for a cup of tea and some music in one of the village’s quaint pubs to cap off a long day of fun.


Note: You may enjoy saving the Cliffs of Moher to the end of the day to savour a magnificent sunset on the Atlantic.

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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