Cliffs of Moher Opening Hours

The Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience is open all year except on 24th, 25th and 26th December.

Are you visiting the Cliffs of Moher soon?

Please book your tickets online to be sure of entry. 

While in the area why not Visit the Burren

Monthly Opening Hours

January 09:00 – 17:00.
February 09:00 – 17:00.
March 08:00 – 19:00.
April 08:00 – 19.00.
May to August 08:00 – 21:00.

September 08:00 – 19:00.
October 08:00 – 19:00.
November 09:00 – 17:00.
December 09:00 – 17:00.

To visit the Cliffs Exhibition please allow at least 20 minutes prior to closing time.

O’Brien’s Tower is open daily but hours will vary according to the time of year. Please check with staff onsite for the opening hours on the day of your visit as the tower may be closed due to weather or operational reasons. Tours and entry to the Tower is included in admission.

Gift shop, Puffins Nest café and Craft worker shops hours of operation may vary from that of the Visitor Centre. The Cliffs View Café provides take away service.

PLEASE NOTE:

Cliffs of Moher Weather

Occasionally, we may have to close the visitor centre due to extreme weather conditions which make it dangerous for visitors and staff to remain onsite.  At other times the weather requires special attention to safety. Please note the signage on entry to the visitor car park and coach park.

THE WEATHER

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Part of the beauty of the Cliffs is that they can be cloaked in fog one minute and basking in the sun’s rays the next. The weather is highly unpredictable. So visiting us, it’s best to come prepared for all types of weather – with a good rain jacket and a pair of walking boots.

You can get accurate weather conditions by calling us or checking the national weather forecaster on the day you plan to visit us. Go to www.met.ie.

Weather Hazards

From time to time there are high winds or other hazardous weather conditions at the Cliffs of Moher, which is why we follow the Met Eireann weather warning protocols. If you are visiting us in periods of high winds, please be aware of the following warning signs which are displayed on our website and social media platforms as well as at the entrance to the carpark and coach park.

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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