#359: See the Cliffs of Moher

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LOCATION: Munster, Ireland

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The Cliffs of Moher are located along the southwestern edge of Ireland and are 390ft to 702ft above sea level and stretch about 5 miles long. Also at the cliffs is the O’Brien’s tower which was built in 1835 by Sir Cornelius O’Brien. On a clear day, you can see Galway Bay from the top.

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O'Brien's castle

O’Brien’s castle

Our trip to the cliffs started with a trip to the baby cliffs first. With the baby cliffs being small yet inspiring, I couldn’t wait to see what the larger cliffs would look like.

Baby Cliffs

Baby Cliffs

It was definitely not a letdown as the cliffs were absolutely gorgeous. We were given 2 hours to walk around and I suggest walking as far as you possibly can during that time. The scenery gets better and better the further you walk. It was a nice day, but so super windy.

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Super windy!

Super windy!

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There were a few times I thought my camera was going to fly out of my hand it was so windy. Along the walk, there is a wall that separates the walking path from the cliff path. While the cliff path is much more dangerous from falling, it provides better views. I suggest getting on that side soon and walking along carefully.

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Our guide told us that several people come to the cliffs to end their life there, and some just accidentally fall to their death. One lady, 3 weeks ago, died there from falling. We didn’t make it to the memorial, but apparently there is a stone memorial commemorating all that have died at the cliffs. The drop is nothing to joke with that is for sure! I would make multiple trips to the cliffs to see more. I bet it’s very pretty around sunset/sunrise. Maybe that’s my next trip?

*Thank you Lori and Ryan for accompanying me on this adventure.

Would I do this again? Yes. SO SO SO SO beautiful. I questioned whether to do this or not, but so glad I did. Very much worth the visit.

How to do this: Paddy Wagon offered a great tour to the Cliffs! It is $44 and is an all day excursion. http://www.paddywagontours.com/CLIFFS-OF-MOHER-Day-Tour-From-DUBLIN

 

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