The Irish landscape, normally so gentle and well-behaved, reaches for a dramatic flourish as it meets the Atlantic coast. The seaboard offers no greater sight than County Clare’s mighty Cliffs of Moher, which tower above the raging ocean below along a 5-mile (8-kilometer) stretch.
The viewing platform on top of crenellated O’Brien’s Tower provides the best vistas, stretching west to the Aran Islands and north to Galway Bay. To find out more about the natural and historical significance of the cliffs, explore the visitors’ center which is discreetly embedded in a hillside.
Review by Anna C, March 2013
Doing what: 3-Day Cork, Blarney Castle, Ring of Kerry and Cliffs of Moher Rail Trip
I definitely recommend this 3 day tour especially if you're short on time! Everything was wonderfully planned, we were never forgotten about, our pickups were always on time, our guides were wonderful (we especially loved Bob), the hotel they booked was gorgeous, they really take care of everything. Not only that, but for our Cliff of Moher day trip my sister and I were the only people on the tour and they didn't cancel! My only complaint is that the driver/guide on our Ring of Kerry tour seemed like he was in a bit of a rush (he was a wonderful guide, don't get me wrong; very friendly and knowledgeable. I blame half of his rushing on the other people on our tour, they also seemed like they were in a rush). I really can't say enough about how wonderful this company is. I would definitley book a trip from them again (and again)!
Review by SaraG, USA, January 2011
Doing what: Limerick, Cliffs of Moher, Burren and Galway Bay Rail Tour from Dublin
By far, the BEST part of our entire trip. The Cliff of Moher are beyond impressive, breathtaking! The Burren is rather interesting too, and Galway Bay offers the most amazing views of the Atlantic. I would do this tour again and again!
Review by celticlover365, September 2012
You have only to look at the picture, of a totally worn out footpath!
This is simply caused by too many feet. There are so many coaches and tour companies milking this spectaculat place for all its worrth. Along with all the places selling complete tat, large numbers of cars the wonderful atmophere is totally spolied. NOT worth visiting.
The Cliffs of Moher make an easy day trip from Galway to the north and Limerick to the south; both are under one and a half hours away by road, Shannon International Airport even less. Dublin, on the east coast, is around 3.5 hours away.