- 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 a 1-hour drive from here. Bus services are also available from Doolin to the Cliffs of Moher.
- Nearest International Airport: Shannon International Airport (SNN).
There are some places in this world that remind human beings of the sheer beauty of the planet they are fortunate to inhabit, and the Cliffs of Moher are one of them. As you hike to the top of these ancient rocks that stand like careful and mighty guards to protect Ireland from the chilling Atlantic storms through the verdant slope that rises to the top, you find yourself face to face with the ocean all of a sudden. It is a sublime experience in all possible senses. These cliffs, which rise 120 meters above the Atlantic Ocean and at times go up to 214 meters, will provide you an opportunity to see some of the best panoramic views in the world.
Cliffs of Moher, also known as Cliffs of Cover, 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, Razorbill, 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:
“Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience” is an environmentally sensitive visitor center built into a hillside approaching the Cliffs. The center uses various renewable energy systems including geothermal heating and cooling, solar panels, and greywater recycling. The visitor center also has walkways and viewing areas at the Cliffs, audio-video theatre, exhibition, restaurant, and shopping areas.
Your visit to the 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!