I had wanted to visit the Cliffs of Moher for  long time and was glad I eventually made the effort to get there after seeing them.

If you’re visiting Ireland and are anywhere near the area, I recommend that you add this to your list of destinations. I visited the cliffs, while on a trip to Galway which is about 90 minutes to the North, depending on which route you take.

The cliffs are on the coast, just north of Lahinch in County Clare and are one of the stops on the Wild Atlantic Way. If you want a wealth of information and suggestions on places to visit, places to eat and different itineraries for a trip to the west coast of Ireland, you have to check out the website.

I visited the cliffs in March and it was reasonably busy but in the summer, I’m told that it been be difficult to get parked with large numbers of visitors. There’s a visitors centre where you can find out more about the area and the cliffs and get some food and the usual souvenirs. There are different lengths of walks that you can do, depending on how energetic you’re feeling at the time but the shorter walks along the cliffs will give you a good flavour of the place and plenty of opportunities to take some photographs.

The cliffs are just over 700 feet in height and stretch for around 5 miles along the coast. If you follow the scenic route from Galway, through the Burren, you follow the coast and as you get within a mile or so of the cliffs, the coastline rises suddenly and disappears again almost as quickly on the other side. You can get a good sense of this when looking south from O’Briens Tower, where you can see Lahinch in the distance.

I’m hoping to visit again soon, to maybe see a sunset and get some long exposure shots and maybe even get the drone up in the air!

 

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