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Cliffs of Moher – See Ireland’s famous Cliffs with legendary Tales

Sunset over the Cliffs of Moher, casting a golden glow on the rugged coastline.

Quite a many folklore stories surround the high standing cliffs: One of them says that once upon a time, an old hag called Mal fell in love with CúChulainn, the Irish hero. The man had no feelings for her, and she kept looking for him everywhere in Ireland. Upon finally being cornered by Mal, the man managed to escape. During the encounter, Mal lost her leg, was dashed against the cliff, and fell into the sea, which turned bright red.

The fascinating Cliffs of Moher are by far one of the most famous tourist attractions of Ireland. It feels no less than a painting on a canvas.

Where are the Cliffs of Moher?

Stretching to as far as 14 kilometers, the Cliffs of Moher are high rising sea cliffs situated at the southwestern brink of the Burren region in County Clare, Ireland.  The cliffs’ maximum height is a jaw-dropping 214 meters or 702 feet at the northern end, just north of the O’Brien Tower.

The Cliffs of Moher shrouded in mist, creating a mystical and atmospheric landscape.
Witness the mystical side of the Cliffs of Moher as they are enveloped in mist, adding to the magic of the Irish landscape.

How to get to Cliffs of Moher from Dublin?

Families and college students usually rent a car while moving from Dublin to the Cliffs of Moher. To get to the cliffs, follow R148 before continuing on N4. Then continue on M6 and keep following the signs to Galway. The journey would take around 3 hours.

Lonely wanderers out there might want to use a bus. Take the 300 bus from Burgh Quay to Dunnes/ Friars Walk in Ennis/ Dublin City South. Then walk to the Enmis Bus Station and take the 350 bus and get down at Cliffs of Moher stop.

Aerial view of the Cliffs of Moher, showcasing their impressive scale and the surrounding green landscape.
From above, the Cliffs of Moher reveal their grand scale, towering over Ireland’s lush, green landscape.

What is special about the Cliffs of Moher?

Just do not look down! It goes downhill almost vertically. The cliffs are up to 214 meters or 702 feet high. Some visitors venture beyond the barrier of stone slabs directly to the edge of the cliff. But this is not really necessary to admire the beauty of the best known steep cliffs of Ireland.

The Cliffs of Moher are also famous for their flora and fauna and the impressive animal world. Especially bird lovers are often drawn to this impressive place to watch peregrine falcons or kittiwakes.

The cliffs are not only popular with travelers, they also served as a backdrop for the filmmakers of the Harry Potter series. Furthermore, some scenes of the movie “The Princess Pride” and “Ryan’s Daughter” were shot here.

Dramatic waves crashing against the base of the Cliffs of Moher, showcasing the power of nature.
Feel the power of nature as waves crash against the base of the Cliffs of Moher, a dramatic and awe-inspiring sight.

Hiking trail at the Cliffs of Moher

Hikers have a nice alternative to the trip to the official viewpoint. From Doolin in the north to Liscannor in the south, there is a 20 kilometer or 12.5-mile hiking trail right along the cliffs.

Well, what is called a hiking trail. It is more like a trail past sheep and cows. But always with the impressive view of the Atlantic Ocean. Impressive.

Trivia to know before visiting the most popular cliff in Ireland?

It is a fact that the cliff has been a recognizable and familiar backdrop on the big screen. Some movies and TV shows featuring the cliff are Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, The Mackintosh Man, The Yank, Father Ted, Into The West, and many more.

UNESCO votes this picturesque Irish landscape to be the seventh most wonderful Heritage Site of the World.

Sunset over the Cliffs of Moher, casting a golden glow on the rugged coastline.
Catch a breathtaking sunset at the Cliffs of Moher, where the sky and sea merge in a spectacle of golden hues.

Where to stay near Cliffs of Moher?

Kate’s Country Cottage: The hotel is close to the breathtaking cliff, so you would have no problem while walking the distance.

White Waves Cottage: This one is just 20 minutes away from the high-rising cliffs and provides you some stunning sea views.

The Townhouse: A fabulous stay, only 8 miles away and available for a convenient price. This lodging additionally offers a private garden for a fun and cozy stay.

Castlefergus Lodge: Get some beautiful panoramic views of the surrounding ocean and countryside, being very close to the cliffs.

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