Cliffs of Moher

Last Updated: 7th Jun 2012

by – Clarie Hanney, Tour Manager, Europe

One of Ireland’s natural wonders, these 228m (760-ft.) cliffs stretch for over 8km (5 miles) along the Atlantic coast. They offer spirit-raising, panoramic views, especially from the 19th-century O’Brien’s Tower at the northern end.

The Cliffs are a very dramatic place, with the roar of the waves crashing below and the call of circling seagulls. On a clear day you can see the Aran Islands in Galway Bay. It’s also a very touristy place, with a constant throng of coaches and cars clogging the parking lot below, and tacky souvenir stalls set up along the footpath to the cliffs. No bother. Just walk on past and enjoy the view.

The Cliffs of Moher are a stop on Contiki Tours in Ireland traveling between Galway and Killarney.