The Cliffs of Moher

The Burren, Co. Clare

The Cliffs of Moher are 8kms long and over 200 metres high making them some of the highest sea-cliffs in all of Europe.
With views extending to the Aran Islands and to the mountains of Kerry on a fine day, the Cliffs are an unforgettable experience.
Visitors can also enjoy the 'Atlantic Edge' visitor centre taking you on a CGI flight of an eagle over the surrounding Burren area before
plunging into the sea in the guise of a salmon to witness first-hand the kelp forests that loom below unsuspecting visitors.

The name Moher, comes from a ruined promontory fort, Mothar, which was replaced by a signal tower during the Napoleonic wars. Though long since bereft of human presence the Cliffs are home to a multitude of seabirds, during the breeding season you can expect to see the guillemots, razorbills, puffins, kittiwakes and shags. A popular arrival is the little puffin who lays a single egg, then burrows it into the soil along the cliff face. When that’s done both parents fly off for a well-deserved rest around September. But watch out for the Black-backed Gull who sit above the burrow and wait around to gobble puffins. No use in shouting either. The catamaran which sails from Liscannor during the summer does a sunset tour under the Cliffs, which gives you a great vantage point from the sea.

Our Take

Simply stunning and with the latest walkway and vantage point improvements - a truly unforgettable experience and some really fresh air!