Cliffs Of Moher
We booked a day trip from Dublin to the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare. Located on Ireland’s wild rugged Atlantic coast, the cliffs were recently voted as the seventh most wonderful heritage site in the world in a global poll conducted by UNESCO.
I was very excited about this trip as have visited Ireland many times but had never managed to squeeze this detination in to my itineraries. The drive had some breath-taking scenery of Ireland’s rugged West Coast and we were able to travel along the spectacular Wild Atlantic Way as well as driving past Bunratty Castle, a 15th century medieval Norman fortress.
We arrived at the Cliffs of Moher which were absolutly smothered in fog. (see video above)
Excuse the sacasim in this video, we did find it highly amusing to have driven for hours to then walk around and see absolutely nothing. Apparetnly the cliffs are 214m high at the highest point and run for 8 kilometres along the western seaboard of County Clare.
Fortunately we did get an admittance ticket to the Atlantic Edge, the interpretive centre and a new visitor experience. Situated in a large domed cave, we could see photographs, exhibits, displays and experiences that taught us about the cliffs and surrounding area.
Our guide was a true storytellers at heart, and he was excellent at unlocking centuries worth of stories as we traverse the scenic landscape. it was an intersting drive through the Burren National Park where we saw, megalithic tombs (which are older than the pyramids!), fairy forts and famous Celtic crosses.
We stopped in the Burren where there is an amazing lunar landscape, before heading on to Galway.