Feel like a giant as you gaze across the vast wilderness of the seemingly never-ending shifting waters and stare down at the daunting drop into the serene and scary! Get there on a clear day and with a walk to the highpoint of Oâ€™Brienâ€™s Tower youâ€™ll see all the way to the Aran Islands in Galway Bay, the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry and the Connemara mountains of nearby Galway.
While millions visit, some call these cliffs home, namely the 30,000 sea birds and colonies of puffins who nest and shelter along this special area of conservation. Take time to catch a glimpse of some of the twenty protected and rare species of birds that share this important breeding spot, most notably Razorbills, Guillemots, Gannets and Kittiwakes.
Not only are they Irelandâ€™s most popular natural attraction, the Cliffs of Moher have also made an impression through numerous big screen appearances, featuring in movies like Harry Potter & the Half Blood Prince, Ryanâ€™s Daughter, The Princess Bride, Leap Year and the popular Irish comedy series Father Ted â€“ so you might even recognise them at first!
As with any ancient site of historical significance, the Cliffs of Moher come with their fair share of legends. From the grisly demise of Mal, the old â€œsea witchâ€ chasing the object of her desire out to sea and turning the water a deathly red, to St. Patrick who angered the ancient high priests so much they magically transformed themselves into galloping foals.
Attractions:Â Cliffs of Moher,Â Doolin,Â Wild Atlantic Way,Â The Burren