O'Brien's Tower and the visitor parking lot mark the approximate centre of the Cliffs of Moher natural attraction. This photo was taken from the south, showing how the 700-foot cliffs dwarf this observation tower that was built in 1835 by Cornelius O'Brien, a wealthy descendant of the High King of Ireland. Even at that early date, hundreds of tourists visited this site and O'Brien was a strong believer in tourism. He felt that its development would help both the economy and the well-being of the local population. The ridges of sandstone, shale and siltstone are also clearly visble in this shot.
For the best views, climb O'Brien's Tower which stands atop the highest point on the cliffs. The tower is not ancient but still picturesque and offers great vistas. It is hard to describe the beauty of the cliffs but it is a great experience and you are likely to be entertained by some Irish music or dancing as you ascend. Put some coins in the coffer for these folks so they will keep coming to add to the ambience.
Admission is free and the visitor's center has a nice giftshop and tearoom.
The Cliffs of Moher were one of the highlights of my trip. The cliffs are about 650 ft and go straight down. There are signs ner the cliffs saying that several people are killed every year because they stand too close to the edge.
There is a car park ( 4 Euro) and a gift shop and cafe before you walk up to the cliffs. We walked up to Obriens tower ( It costs 1 Euro to climb up) and saw great views of the cliffs from there. I'd give the cliffs 5 stars
An observation tower built by Cornelius O'Brien in 1835 to impress female visitors to the cliffs. It used to be said of O'Brien that he had built everything in the area except for the cliffs themselves! The tower was restored in the 1970s so we can now enjoy the views of the cliffs :)
At the bottom of this picture you can make out the bit of cliff which juts out just below O'Briens Tower. There are big signs warning visitors not to cross over the wall but very few people seem to pay any attention. If you're not a big scaredy cat like me then you can crawl to the edge, lie on your stomach and look over the edge of the cliff to the sea below. I lasted about a second! Instead I just sat further back and took in the scenery. As my friend said, its a fantastic place just to clear your head. Be warned though, bits of the cliff have been known to give way.. You can also follow a path up to the top of the opposite cliff.
One of the most stunning sights in Ireland, and consequently one of the most heavily visited, the Cliffs of Moher stretch for approx 6 miles from Hags Head in the south to just north of O'Briens Tower with as much as a 700ft drop in some parts! Its a beautiful place though and I would go back there in a second. Especially if its a nice clear day to make the most of the views.
There is a car park just south of O'Briens Tower at the visitor centre which costs around €2.50, plus a cafe & souvenir shop
The famous Cliffs of Moher are 8 km long and up to 214 m high. Going down vertically, they look very huge and impressive, and attract lots of tourists. It’ so beautiful and spectacular, that it’s worth the parking fee of 4 Euro. There didn’t seem to be another possibility for parking, but if you go there in the evening you might have luck and don’t have to pay any fee.
There’s a path along the cliffs from where you can enjoy the view, although you are not allowed to go really close to the border as it’s dangerous. Not a problem for me as I’m afraid of heights and would never dare to go that close, but of course there are much people who are curious enough to ignore the warning signs!
One of the most beautiful sites I have ever seen. Looking at crashing waves from a dizzing height! It's windy so wear a jacket and make sure you have plenty of film. If you are coming from Dublin it's about a 4 hour drive on twisty roads so if you make the trip stay overnight.
The Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland's most famous sights.
They are spectacular, entirely vertical cliffs that rise to over 200 metres in height.
As they are so popular, it can get pretty crowded and we had trouble taking a good photo, due to the crowd and the harsh light.
Before my wife would venture out to the very edge of the cliffs, I had to go on a little scouting expedition! Here, she holds the high ground while I check out the rock platform that allows the view hundreds of feet down to the Atlantic Ocean! It really was fun to lay there watching the birds wheel and listening to the sounds of the wind and waves! Also thinking about 'I hope the cliff does not decide to crumble away a bit more at this particular moment' !!
The Cliffs of Moher (also known as the Great Wall of Thomond) are situated near Liscannor and are a must for any visitor to Ireland.
The Cliffs stand at 214 metres at there highest point and are 8 km long
The Cliffs have a visitor centre which includes an information centre, a crafts and souvenir shop and a tea room.
Open daily March - October 10.00 am - 6.00 pm
O'Brien's Tower opens daily May - Oct. 10.00 am - 6.00 pm
You would be mad to miss them!!
The Cliffs of Moher must be the most well-known five miles of the Irish coastline. I recommend that you walk along the cliff path where you get spectacular views of the cliffs. It is also not as crowded as the main viewing platform where most people just stop for the obligatory panoramic photo.
If at all possible, try to visit the Cliffs in the evening. First of all there will be a lot less people there, you do not have to pay for the car park anymore, and most importantly you will get the best light in the evening. As the Cliffs are facing West you can watch the sun set over the Aran Islands.
Well, we made it! The Cliffs of Moher! One of Ireland's most visited sights and rightfully so! The cliffs are about five miles long and my pictures just don't do them justice! They are huge and it is neat hearing the waves crashing and seeing the gulls flying around them.
Parking is at the visiter's center and you pay as you leave. I don't remember the exact cost, but it was around 2 euros.
Well, what can I say. The Cliffs of Moher is a simply breathtaking place. Do not leave Ireland without paying a visit.
If you've seen Westlife's "My Love" music video then you'd have had a glimpse of the cliffs. Still, that doesn't mean you needn't go.
One of Ireland's major tourist attractions.
These cliffs are very exciting (especially when we were there on a day with gaelforce winds!!) and up to 200 mtrs high. Unfortunately because of the foot and mouth scare only one path was opened for visitors.