Visiting the Cliffs of Moher: Don't Forget Your Camera

Connie McKinney By Connie McKinney, 21st May 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Ireland's Cliffs of Moher are among the top tourist destinations in Ireland. Here is how to make the most ouf of visiting the Cliffs of Moher.

The Cliffs

Ireland's Cliffs of Moher have been enchanting visitors for centuries. Every year, nearly a million people from all over the world flock to the cliffs where they gaze in wonder at one of the most beautiful spots in Ireland. It's no wonder that visiting the Cliffs of Moher is so popular.
Located along the western seaboard of County Clare, the cliffs rise a staggering 214 meters high. Visitors can hear the crash of waves and see the white-capped waves hit the beach far below. Seagulls circle high above. Cameras click, and video cameras whir as visitors try to capture the beauty for their friends and relatives back home.
On a clear day, visitors can see the Mountains of Kerry and the southern tip of Clare. Unless it's a very cloudy day, visitors should be able to see the three Aran Islands, according to the cliffs' official web site:
Tourists have been visiting the Cliffs of Moher for centuries. Cornelius O'Brien, a man centuries ahead of his time, saw the potential for making the cliffs a tourist destination. He built O'Brien's Tower in 1835. Today, visitors can visit the tower and climb the winding staircase for a small fee, according to the cliff's official web site.
Tourists can learn more about the cliffs by visiting an interpretive centre known as Atlantic Edge. This is where a friendly staff member can answer your questions. You can also stop for lunch here at one of the cafes, shop for a souvenir at the gift shop or use the ATM or restrooms. The center is accessible to people with disabilities, according to the cliff's official web site.
Let's take a closer look at the cliffs:

Respect the Cliffs

The cliffs are home to a rare breed of cliff nesting seabirds. Part of the site has been designated a special protection area meant to protect the birds. Visitors should respect the birds, stay out of the protected area and stay on the path, according to the cliff's official web site.
There's another reason to stay on the designated paths: your own safety. Even though it is a rare event, people have fallen and been blown off the cliffs to their deaths. Avoid the cliffs on a windy day. When you visit, don't jump over the fences. Stay on the designated paths, and you should be fine.
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This article used some information from the Cliffs of Moher Web site at
I took the photos myself.
The video came from You Tube.


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