If you are deciding to jump on a trip to Ireland, you should consider a visit at the amazing sight of the Cliffs of Moher.
The Cliffs of Moher are part of the Burren region in County Clare. They rise over 100 meters above the Atlantic Ocean and is eight kilometers wide.
From the cliffs, visitors can enjoy the Aran Islands view in Galway Bay, the Maumturks and Twelve Pins mountains.
Cliffs of Moher (right & left side)
Origin Of The Cliffs Of Moher
In 1588 the Spanish Armand set sail in Ireland to conquer England.
The Spanish fleet commanded by Medina Sidonia, sailed North around Scotland and Ireland to return home to Spain.
A lack of preparation & organization cost the life of its fleet and was decimated by storms en route.
“It was a wild and stormy day in September, and the light was dying out westward over the great rollers of the atlantic, when the watchers on the towering Cliffs of Moher saw two sails beyond Aran, and in the dim twilight, fancied they saw each others farther out to sea…” – Extract from the diary of Boetius Clancy
A Fantastic View
I traveled this journey with my cousin who visited me for a couple of days. We had a great time traveling together to the Cliffs of Moher as the weather was nice & people very friendly.
I greatly recommend you to travel to the Cliffs of Moher as it will propel your imagination.
On both sides you have a short walk that lasts more or less an hour and help you to discover more of the beauty of the Cliffs of Moher.
On a perfect Saturday, my cousin came from France and we had a great time talking to Irish people who are willing to tell their stories and helping out if needed.
My cousin & I at the Cliffs of Moher
What Else Can You Do In The Cliffs Of Moher?
The Cliffs of Moher has a coastal walk that is challenging.
The long trail is a challenging, remote and dangerous path which requires you to be on your best form if you want to do it.
However the regional road and views of the Atlantic Ocean, the cliffs & the hinterland are fantastic.
The coastal walk of the Cliffs of Moher
The Irish trail is about 5 hours and has a length of 18 kilometers.
It is a hiking trail that is not too complicated if you are used to go hiking.
The Cliffs of Moher coastal walk starts from the Moher Sport Field and ends in Doolin Community Centre.
“This views on this trail are stunning. It can be mucky in parts and goes very close to the cliff edge. Proper hiking shoes/boots should be worn. It is slightly easier going from Liscannor to Doolin as there are more downhills. This walk is a great way to get the full experience of the Cliffs of Moher. The cafe at the Cliffs is a welcome stop along the way. Highly recommended.” – Ailish from Clare
My Cliffs Of Moher Gallery Pictures
My Cousin & I at the Cliffs of Moher
The coastal walk of Moher
The journey begins
Why Should You Go To Ireland For Your Next Destination?
- Historic Monuments (Clifden Castle)
- A Musical Tradition Still Kicking (Lovely Cork)
- One Of The Best Europe’s Most Vibrant Country (Live Your Life In Galway)
- Natural Wonders In A Largely Unexpected Landscape (the Dingle Peninsula)
- Heritage Towns (Between Cork & Galway)
- Easy To Get To Ireland (How To Get Cheap Flights)
- Original Pubs
Choosing the right destination for your next trip is really important for creating that unique memory & experience.
Before you travel, familiarize yourself with your next trip… prepare yourself mentally to travel. It can be exhaustive and tiring to travel but it’s the best experience you will ever had!