Parking at the Cliffs of Moher
When you want to visit the Cliffs of Moher, you probably will park your car at the car park of the Cliffs. This will cost you 3 euro for the whole day. When we ware there, we had a very thick fog in the morning and we decided to cruise across the Burren and come back later. When we left we asked the responsible person if we could come back with the same ticket and that’s no problem.
So if you decide to leave and come back later, let them now and you can get in and out again with the same ticket.
It didn’t help us much because the Cliffs were still hiding their beauty in the fog.
Doonbeg is a Greg Norman golf course, and it was in fantastic condition when we played in July. The winds are not quite as bad as they can be at places like Ballybunion, but the course has some breathtaking holes. This course was probably my favorite among the six that I have played on the west coast of Ireland.
Father Ted Land
If you are a fan of the surreal comedy series “Father Ted” then you will already have some kind of introduction to the area around here. Although made by a British company, and for a while banned in Ireland, the series became hugely popular.
The use of the word ‘Feck’ was perhaps the shows most enduring legacy and the creation of the nightmare-priest character Father Jack. He Spent his retirement in an armchair in the Craggy Island Parochial house saying very little apart from “Feck” “Girls” “Nuns” “Drink” “Gobshite” and in one memorable episode “That would be an ecumenical matter”.
If you can get hold of a video, do. If not, at least have a look at the website www.feck.com.
For afficionados of the series, use the website to find out where you can visit the filming locations. Craggy Island itself (with the ariel shots at beginning of the show) is the smallest of the Aran islands., Inis oirr. Other locations include the Parochial house in Clare, along with the Ailwee caves (see other tip)and the cliffs of Mohar.
It's a very interesting place. No trees, just miles and miles of limestone. Great for a walk. Take along a flora and fauna guide. They have stuff growing out of rocks that we pay a lot of money for in the United States. There are also various ringforts and cave systems that date back to prehistoric times. Ailewee Caves are the most famous. I've listed a good website below to get started on.
Cliffs of Moher
These cliffs are amazing. It’s a very touristy place, but it is worth it. We walked to them from Doolin (it took a few hours), but it was worth it. If you’re walking, be careful, since you will be sharing the road with cars (driving very fast). There is no separate walking trail. The Cliffs are under renovation (as of June 2006) and a wall has been built separating people from the cliff’s edge. But while we were there, people were jumping the wall and hanging out at the edge of the cliff. Becareful if you go near the edge, since strong winds have been known to blow tourists off the cliff before. There is parking lot near the Cliffs and Bus Eirran stops here from many nearby cities. There is a gift shop and restaurant close to the Cliffs.