June 13, 2008
Cliffs of Moher is one of the popular tourist destinations in Ireland. It’s located in Co Clare facing the Atlantic ocean. Cliffs of Moher stands 650 ft above water and extending 5 miles long. The visitors can walk the path up and down to Hag’s Head in south side and to O’Brien’s Tower in north side. The O’Brien’s Tower is a viewing point built for Victorian tourists. You can go up the tower (fee) for a better view. New Cliffs of Moher visitor center is located near the entrance. There are cafeterias, shops, and exhibition called “Atlantic Edge” (fee).
There are many tour buses that make a day trip to Cliffs of Mohers from Western cities such as Galway and Limerick as well as multi-day tour buses from Dublin, Cork and Northern Ireland. If you drive yourself to Cliffs, the car parking is on the other side of the road from the entrance. You pay for the parking/entrance fee at the parking or at the entrance.
I’ve been to Cliffs of Moher for 3 times, and always been lucky with the weather. Often times in West of Ireland, it may rains in the morning, but clears up by noon, so don’t be discouraged by a light shower, and head out to Cliffs. For a better picture, the sun seems to hit the side of the cliffs better in the afternoon.