Cliffs Of Moher

Location

Burren
Ireland
52° 58' 22.548" N, 9° 25' 48.864" W
IE
General info: 

The Cliffs Of Moher are the most outstanding coastal features of Ireland. They rise 120 metres (390 ft) above the Atlantic Ocean at Hag's Head, and reach their maximum height of 214 metres (702 ft) just north of O'Brien's Tower, eight kilometres to the north.

The cliffs form a continuous rocky wall and provide an unrivaled view across the wildness of the Atlantic Ocean and the Clare coastline. They consist mainly of beds of Namurian shale and sandstone and it is possible to see 300 million year-old river channels cutting through the base of the cliffs.

The Cliffs of Moher are Ireland’s most visited natural attraction and home to an estimated 30,000 birds representing more than 20 species.

Getting there: 

The Cliffs of Moher are easily accessed from road R478. The distances by road: from Galway (1.5 hours), Ennis (40 minutes), Limerick (1.5 hours), from the Killimer ferry in Kerry (45 minutes), Dublin approximately 3.5 hours.

The closest airport is Shannon International Airport approximately 50 minutes by road.

Costs: 

The admission charge is 6€ and includes entry to all public areas of the visitor centre building, all external areas of the visitor zone including the Cliffs of Moher pathways and platforms, unlimited vehicle parking and provision of first aid facilities and safety onsite.

The Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience is open on a year round basis, closed only on 24th, 25th & 26th December only.
Hours of visitor center:
Winter: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m
Summer: 9.00 a.m. – 9.00 p.m.

Interesting places nearby

The Cliffs Of Moher are the most outstanding coastal features of Ireland.

The astonishingly vertical cliffs of the Alabaster Coast are most picturesque in the small town of Etretat. The cliffs are up to 70m high and create a perfect contrast with the plateau of the Pays de Caux above the cliffs.

The White Cliffs of Dover are one of England’s most recognizable landmarks. The sheer cliffs of white chalk mark the closest part of England and reach up to 350 feet (110 m).

During the WWII, British army built small fortified towers along the Thames and Mersey estuaries in order to protect the United Kingdom from German invasion.