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Cliffs of Moher Tour Including Wild Atlantic Way and Galway City from Dublin
"Start your day with an early morning pickup from your Dublin hotel or meet your guide in the city center. As you travel toward Ireland’s west coast — the country’s wildest and arguably most beautiful region — listen to tales about Irish history and culture. Gaze out as you cruise along parts of the Wild Atlantic Wa Ireland’s first long-distance driving route on route to County Clare where you’ll see the medieval Bunratty Castle and the surfing village of Lahinch from the window.Upon arrival at the Cliffs of Moher grab a drink or some food at the cafe (own expense) then venture into the visitor center. Discreetly built into the landscape
From EUR50.00
 
Cliffs of Moher Private Tour from Cork
"The Cliffs of Moher is the number 1 place to visit in Ireland and leaving from the south of Ireland there are many attractions that can also be enjoyed on route to make the most of your day. We stop in Limerick city the 3rd biggest in Ireland with histor pass through ‘Corofin’ and ‘Kilfenora’ and skirting around ‘Lisdoonvarna’ all of these towns have stories attached and are famous for their summer festivals. Now arriving to a place known as the ‘mini cliffs’ which is a warm up before the big event this is a very beautiful and unusual landscape in the heart of the Burren it was once a coral reef under a tropical sea off the west coast of Ireland. Back millions of years ago when Ireland was on the equator and 80% of the flowers and fauna of Ireland grow there on the face of the Atlantic looking out at the Aran Islands. it’s a great spot for lunch or even a pint and they brew their own beer called ‘Dooliner’! From here we go to the ‘Cliffs of Moher’ but also from Doolin if you wish there is a boat trip available to see the cliffs from below with spectacular views of the from the cliffs we can head off again on our merry journey with maybe a stop in ‘Bunratty Castle’ on the way home. This is a beautiful castle and home to the O’ Brien family for many years and today a big attraction also and with the blarney woollen mill""
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

The Cliffs of Moher Tips (5)

a nice stop-over BUT not worth a Dublin-daytrip

The Cliffs of Moher seem to be well known by tourists all over the world and watching the ireland-forum on VT, I saw that plenty of people intend to go there EVEN though they have only a single day left, when visiting Dublin or other places all over Ireland.
It does NOT make sense to drive that long distance
just in order to see the Cliffs of Moher and nothing else !!
As soon as you pass by that area anyway, when you explore the scenic Westcoast,a stop at the cliffs is a great idea to take a little walk at the coastline, listen to the live-music of the local musicians or buy their casettes or CDs at the shops.
There is a big parking (where you have to pay a parking-fee !!) a toilette, shops etc.
Combine the Cliffs of Moher with a visit to the unique landscape called "BURREN" - see pics of it under "Off the beaten path"

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globetrott
Sep 19, 2005

Don't fool with Mother Nature

Our guide stressed over and over that she wanted us to stay to the right, no sense in getting ourselves blown off the Cliffs into the waters below. Part of the way up to the left is paved, she was referring to the section that was blocked off with a big sign that said "Please Do Not Go Past This Point" which was duly ignored by scores of people who looked at the sign, read the sign and then climbed over the sign.

Now I didn't really want to go flying off the cliff into the sea should a sudden gust of wind come along, however unlikely that might be with all of the fish and chips and full Irish breakfasts I had been eating. So I stopped and let all the other folks risk life and limb for a better photo, besides it seemed to me that since I would be standing on the cliffs that I couldn't actually see the cliffs.

To be fair, I didn't see anyone get blown over the side while we were there and it's proving difficult to find any statistics online that point to the number of deaths either by accident or suicide. But it's a loooooooong way down, I certainly wouldn't recommend heading to that part if you are having any recent maritial problems or if your spouse has recently taken out a life insurance policy on you....

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Dabs
Aug 24, 2009

Crumbling Cliff Edges

The second photo in this series has a sign in Gaelic, English, French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish which says:

"The Cliffs of Moher are a protected and fragile habitat and the cliff edges are constantly eroding.
For your own safety and for the sake of the environment DO NOT climb over the walls onto the cliff edge."

The third photo shows signs along the cliff edge opposite. The week before the new visitor's center opened in February 2007 two deaths highlighted how dangerous the Cliffs of Moher are. Though the fatalities apparently were not due to an accident but are treated by Gardai as a murder-suicide.

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grandmaR
Jun 25, 2007

The Cliffs of Moher are high

Take care, the Cliffs of Moher are very high (200m) and it has happened that people have been blown over the edge by surprise gusts.

Here is a picture of me having slipped of the cliff. As I dangled there, holding on for dear life, I managed to hand my camera to a passer by so he could get my picture before he heroically saved me.

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Deefstes
Feb 25, 2003
 
 
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The Cliffs of Moher: Hidden Danger As Well...

When my wife & I were at The Cliffs of Moher in the fall of 2010, we noticed the same occurrences of many people ignoring the signs and climbing over the low fence for a better look or photo. As we were looking south down the coast we saw a couple of young guys heading to the edge. I noticed that the thousands of years of erosion caused the cliff to be 'carved out', so it wasn't straight down. The last 8-10 feet on top (toward the edge) is only grass growing over thin air! From above, it appeared to be 'terra firma'. As they were heading closer, we yelled at them to STOP! They did so as we ran over to tell them what we saw. When they followed us back to where we had first seen them, their faces went white. Not sure, but I think we may have saved a couple of unsuspecting young tourists from a disastrous end to their holiday...

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BSneed
Jun 30, 2013

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Things to Do Near County Clare

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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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