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Cliffs of MoherFast Facts
- Location: On the south from the Doolin village, in the parish of Liscannor in Ireland.
- Attraction Type: Cliffs
- Significance: Wonderful panoramic view, sea birds.
- Time to Visit: During Summer.
- Visiting Hours: 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
- How to Reach: Shannon Airport is just 1 hour drive from here. Bus services are also available from Doolin to the Cliffs of Moher.
- Nearest International Airport: Shannon International Airport (SNN).
Cliffs of Moher, also known as Cliffs of Coher, are located just south from the Doolin village, in the parish of Liscannor in Ireland. Mounting gradually from Doolin, the Cliffs of Moher go up to 120 meters above the Atlantic Ocean at Hag's Head and go further up to 214 meters at its highest point just north of O'Brien's Tower. The cliffs of Moher is known for providing exclusive panoramic beauties as you can see the Aran Islands, Galway Bay, the Twelve Pins and the Maum Tuk Mountain to the north and Loop Head to the south on a clear sunny day. To add with its attraction, the cliffs, being 'almost vertical' on the sea, are a paradise for the sea birds and hence a tourist's delight. One can see a number of sea birds which include the Atlantic Puffin, Razorbuill, Chough and Common Gull. In fact, the area has been designated as a Special Protection Area for Birds (SPA) in 1989 and also a Refuge for Fauna since 1988.
Things to Do
The panoramic beauty and the flocks of sea birds — are the main attractions of the Cliffs of Moher. But saying this doesn't implicate that your trip to the Cliffs of Moher will only be limited to those only, in fact the place has a lot more in store for you.
“Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience” is an environmentally sensitive visitor centre built into a hillside approaching the Cliffs. The centre uses various renewable energy systems including geothermal heating and cooling, solar panels, and grey water recycling. The visitor centre also has walkways and viewing areas at the Cliffs, audio-video theatre, exhibition, restaurant and shopping areas.
Your visit to Atlantic Edge Exhibition will also be a thrilling one. A huge domed cave at the center of the underground building has images, exhibits, and displays that will surely make you delighted. 'The Clare Journey' provides an aerial tour of natural and geological wonders. You can also purchase a DVD of the Clare Journey from the retail store for â‚¬9.99.
January — February: 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
March: 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
April: 9.00 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.
May: 9.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.
June: 8.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.
July — August: 8.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.
September: 8.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.
October: 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
November — December: 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
The Cliffs of Moher have also become a popular area for surfing off the late. A number of tourists from all over the world come on the west coast of the country for surfing.
Sea View House
Tel: 9353) 65 7074826
Sea Road, Doolin
Tel: (353) 65 7074006
Tel: (353) 65 7074503
Tel: (353) 65 7074421
Related Links :
http://www.travelblog.org/Europe/Ireland/County-Clare/The-Burren/blog-340361.html: For and interesting and informative first hand travel experience to the Cliffs of Maher, along with some of the major surrounding attractions, click on this link!
http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-city/Ireland/Cliffs%20of%20Moher/tpod.html: To read some highly interesting and equally informative travel blogs on visits to the Cliffs of Maher on the Atlantic Coast in Ireland, click on this link!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3YEurD_yTc: Find out the great beauty of the Cliffs of Moher in this wonderful travel video! You can experience the picturesque appeal of the region!