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Independent Cliffs of Moher Half Day Trip from Galway
"Depart from the Galway Coach Station at 12pm on Saturday or Sunday. This direct coach service will bring you straight down to the Cliffs of Moher Ireland's most visited attraction! You'll spend 2 full hours exploring the Cliffs of Moher independently. Feel a moment of magic when standing atop these 700 ft. high seaside cliffs. Stroll along the walking paths to view the cliffs from each of the look you may be able to see the Aran Islands!) Admission to the Cliffs of Moher and interactive visitor center are included in independent tour so be sure to stop in to the building along the hillside to experience a virtual reality cliff-face adventure! You'll return back to Galway city approximately 5pm.""""The Cliffs of Moher Express service is a non-guided shuttle service from Galway direct to the Cliffs of Moher. Spend 2 full hours exploring on your own. Departing Galway at 12pm this service is ideal for those looking for an independant adventure. Admission to the Cliffs and the eco- friendly visitor center are included in your ticket!"
From EUR20.00
 
Cliffs of Moher Private Tour from Limerick
"Leaving the Viking city of Limerick in the morning and heading out for the west of Ireland your driver/guide will provide narration regarding some of the history of this historic city like King Johns castle and about the walled trading city it once was. First head out to the ‘Burren’ or ‘stoney ground’ or ‘rocky place’ in English while you pass through ‘Corofin’ and ‘Kilfenora’ and skirting around ‘Lisdoonvarna’ famous for its match making festival in the month of September. You'll learn about how all of thes is a place known as the ‘mini cliffs’ which is a warm up before seeing the famous cliffs which are the focus of this tour. Notice the beautiful and unusual landscape right in the heart of the Burren. It was once a coral reef under a tropical sea off the 80% of the flowers and fauna of Ireland grew there on the face of the Atlantic looking out at the Arran Islands. From this area you'll make your way to ‘Doolin’ a little village in the west of Ireland. It’s a great spot for lunch and they brew there own beer called ‘Dooliner’.  From here
From EUR390.00
 
Cliffs of Moher Private Tour from Killarney
"The Cliffs of Moher are Ireland’s most visited natural attraction with a magical vista that will capture your heart and live in your memory forever. Standing 214m (702 feet) at their highest point they stretch for 8 kilometres (5 miles) along the Atla we will start the Cliffs of Mohar tour from Killarney. On route we will visit Bunratty Castle which is a must on the itinerary and is your chance to experience a window into Ireland’s history. You can explore the castle and the 19th century Bunratty Folk tapestries and works of art which capture the mood of those times.  You can explore at your own leisure and marvel at the fixtures and fittings. At night time the castle is the impressive setting for the medieval castle banquets which are held year round. During our visit to Bunratty Castle we will also visit the Folk Park. Here you will enjoy the sights sounds
From EUR440.00

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The Cliffs of Moher

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.

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chrissyalex
Apr 26, 2003

CLIFFS OF MOHER

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.

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hevbell
Mar 11, 2005

CLIFFS OF MOHER

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

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hevbell
Mar 11, 2005

Surf, Birds and Cliffs

The Cliffs of Mohr are among the most popular tourist destinations in Ireland.

We were here on a nice clear day in early June and were able to observe both the cliffs, which are some 400-700 feet above the Atlantic, but also the Aran Islands and Galway Bay. We also saw some towers along the edges of the cliffs (photo 4 and 5).

After we visited the brand new Visitor's Center, my grandson went up towards O'Brien's Tower (which I don't think was open), but I asked one of the rangers where I could best see the Atlantic Puffins and he indicated that I should walk the other direction so that was what I did. The puffins live in large colonies at isolated parts of the cliffs and on the small Goat Island. Also present are hawks, gulls, guillemots, shags, ravens and choughs. If you look at the cliffs and see white edges (photo 3), that's probably the bird guano and if you use your binoculars there, you will see the birds nesting there.

You would think that these nesting sites would be safe from anything except another bird, but apparently people climb down the cliffs to collect eggs as there are warning signs that prohibit that.

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grandmaR
Aug 24, 2009
 
 
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Cliffs of Moher "The Atlantic Edge Center"

The new visitor's center which cost €22 million to build is nestled into the hillside (mostly underground) and has a restaurant, exhibits in four areas OCEAN, ROCK, NATURE and MAN. and a movie about the area. It was officially opened in Feb 2007 by Taoiseach Bertie Ahern.

In 1993 Reddy O'Riordan Staehli Architects won an international architectural design competition to replace the existing visitor and interpretative centre at the Cliffs of Moher...

To minimise the visual impact.., the design strategy proposed an underground building on the site of the existing facility. .. the original, much smaller, centre .. was demolished..

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grandmaR
Jun 25, 2007

The Cliffs of Moher

Situated in County Clare the cliffs of Moher are spectuclar cliffs that rise up to 213 meters and a range of 8 kilometers over the Atlantic Ocean on the western seaboard of Co Claire. From the clifts you can see The Aran Islands, Galway Bay as well as the 12 Pins and the Maum Turk mountains. Take a walk up to the O'Brien's Castle for a better view. Since this place has become so busy with tourists you will never find a time when your on your own. A huge car park caters for the hundreds of buses that stop off. In the last year the local council have built a cafe along with the usual over prices shops for your to spend your money. I loved this place years ago, before the tour buses arrived. Still its a great place to view one of the most spectular sites in Ireland. Admission is six euro just for the the cliffs but does include the Visitor centre and the Exhibition. Students get a discount but you have to produce your card. If you want to visit the castle it will cost you another 2 Euro. Revenue is generated through admission to cover costs and improve facilities.

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IrishFem
Jul 02, 2012

Cliffs of Moher

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.

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rexvaughan
Aug 06, 2005

Fantastic Cliff Views

The Cliffs of Moher are a realy fantastic place to get gorgeous views of the sea. I was ther in early January and the power of the waves bashing into the cliffs was awe-inspiring. The wind was so ferocious that we were bent double trying to walk against it. It blew my beanie right off my head in an instant and I chased it for over 100 metres before I eventually caught it. It was so strong that it was blowing water right up the cliff face like a waterfall going upwards.

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Apr 25, 2007

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Cliffs of Moher

This is one of the most popular spots for tourists after the Guinness Storehouse. The best time to go there is in the Autumn on a cool, clear chilly day. There are just too many people there in Summer. However, it is definitely worth the trip. The scenery is fantastic. There is a car park near the entrance to the cliffs which is pricey if you are only staying for a short while at €8 but if staying for a few hours is good value. There is a row of shops on the way to the cliffs and an interpretive centre set into the hillside as you walk towards the cliffs themselves. The design is actually quite neat and blends in with the surrounding hillside very effectively.

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Tayto
Nov 15, 2007

Cliffs of Moher

Probably Ireland's most popular tourist attraction for many year, the cliffs now have new visitor's centre (Feb 2007) complete with interpretive centre, cafe, shops etc. It could have ruined the place but it's actually very well done, being built to blend into the surroundings. That went some way to justify the steep 8 euro parking fee!
The cliffs themselves reach 214 metres (702 feet at their highest point) and it's possible to see spectacular scenery of the coastline and islands. As well as the scenery the area is designated as a Special Protected Area for birds.

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kevarms
Jun 08, 2007

O'BRIENS TOWER

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 :)

entry €2.50.

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hevbell
Mar 11, 2005

Cliffs of Moher

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.

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Deefstes
Feb 25, 2003

Things to Do Near Cliffs of Moher

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Cliffs of Moher

The walk along the Cliffs of Moher is the main attraction for the tourists, BUT only at a very few places you will be able to look down the dangerous cliffs, that have a hight of 200 meters at some...
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Bunratty Castle

The name Bunratty, Bun Raite (or possibly, Bun na Raite) in Irish, means the 'bottom' or end of the 'Ratty' river. This river, alongside the castle, flows into the nearby Shannon estuary. Bunratty...
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Folk Park

When walking around the Bunratty Folk Park we came across a large Irish Wolfhound snoozing in the grass. A big fella that was used to people, he opened his eyes for a look and then went back to...
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Aillwee Caves

The Burren is a large area of ground made up of limestone. Because limestone is porous, over the years, water has penetrated to the lower strata and formed many caves and chambers...
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Poulnabrone Dolmen

Poulnabrone Dolmen is an ancient portal tomb located in the Burren region of County Clare, south of Ballyvaughan. We visited this spot on a tour of the Burren and Cliffs of Moher with Galway Tour...
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Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher lie just north of Ennistymon and run for approx. 8 kms from the watchtower at Nags Head at a height of up to 214 metres . They are one of the most visited sights in Ireland....
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