Sunday, November 29, 2015

Cliffs of Moher, Clare


 The Cliffs even have free WiFi!

Lots of tourist attractions are overrated and over-hyped. The Cliffs of Moher are not, they are truly breathtaking and are must visit if you are visiting Ireland or doing the Wild Atlantic Way road trip. The Cliffs tower at 702 ft and stretch for 8 km along the Atlantic Coast of Ireland, in County Clare. If you visit on a clear day you can see the Aran Islands, Galway Bay, the Twelve Pins and the Maum Turk mountains in Connemara, Loop Head, the Dingle Peninsula and Blasket Islands in Kerry. O’Brien’s Tower standing near the highest point is an extra viewing spot. The rocks that make up the Cliffs were formed over 300 million years ago during the Upper Carboniferous period. It's beautiful pattern and colouring is due to exposed bands of Namurian sandstone, siltstone and shale. Due to coastal erosion sea caves, stacks and stumps have formed along the foot of the cliffs, One of these sea caves features in Harry Potter & the Half Blood Prince. As well as the cliffs themselves there is an interactive video center blended subtly into the hillside alongside the cliffs, If it's sheer beauty isn't enough to draw you to one of Ireland's most popular tourist attractions, there's free WiFi on the cliffs so there's always that. 

Next up: Doolin Caves
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  1. Aww, this brings back such great memories! I visited the cliffs last November- I can't believe it's already been a year! I remember it like it was yesterday. They are so beautiful, definitely a must see. I remember the lunch I had there from the snack bar. It was such an amazing day. I miss Ireland so much, I hope to go back ASAP. In the meantime, I'll live vicariously through you. :)

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  2. I can't believe how beautiful that is! Truly breathtaking photos :)

    Laura

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  3. Ah your photos are stunning xx Siobhan

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