If you’re visiting the west coast of Ireland then your trip would not be complete without visiting the spectacular cliffs of Moher, one of the amazing natural features of the Wild Atlantic Way. The cliffs are the west coast’s most famous tourist attraction. Situated between Liscannor and Doolin in County Clare, they rise up out of the seas to a height of over 200m, stretching for 8 miles along the rugged coastline, offering spectacular views out across the sea to the many tiny islands that dot the coastline. Formed over 300 million years ago, they are part of the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark.
Things to do
If you need more than the impressively rugged cliffs and the views from the top to keep you occupied, there are many captivating sites to visit along the cliffs and in the Burren nearby.
Cliffs of Moher Visitor centre
Looking like a hobbit hole, the visitor centre is the ideal staring point for your Cliffs of Moher adventure. Inside you’ll find a couple of cafés, a gift shop and an interactive exhibition, where you can find out about the history of the cliffs, the wildlife that resides there and how the cliffs were formed.
At the southernmost tip of the cliffs lies Nag’s Head, where according to local legend, a woman tried to follow her lover across the cliffs, there is a crumbling watchtower and some truly amazing views to be had.
This tiny, castle like tower, perched on one of the highest point on the cliffs, offers spectacular views of the coastline from it’s roof for only a couple of euros.
An Branán Mór Sea Stack
This impressive 60m sea stack, lying 50m off the coast is an impressive sight which looks like a chess piece rising up out of the sea (which may be where it got its name from).
How to see them
You can access the cliffs by car or by bus and wander along the coastal path. You can even take in their immense beauty from the sea, taking a boat cruise from Doolin which will give you front row seats to the cliffs as well as the many seabirds, such as puffins and guillemots as well as the chance to see basking sharks, seals and dolphins. But the best way to view the cliffs and all they have to offer is by taxi tour, taking you along the coast, visiting the many sites of interest and popping into Doolin for a spot of lunch.
If you are visiting Ireland and would like to visit the many beautiful sites from the luxury of your own taxi, complete with a professional, friendly driver who is also your local guide, please contact us at Limerick Taxis.