Cliffs of Moher
Cliffs of Moher
The Cliffs of Moher are located in County Clare near the Burren area. The cliffs reach a towering 390 ft above the Atlantic Ocean. Near O’Brien’s tower the highest point of the cliffs they peak at 702 ft. The Cliffs of Moher have over one million visitors per year ranking as one of the most visited tourist locations in Ireland. They are located between Doolin to the north and Liscannor to the south.
The cliffs are named after an old fort called Mothar or Moher, which was located on the cliffs until 1808 when it was demolished.
During the 1990’s the Clare County Council began plans to create a visitor experience that had a minimal impact on the environment and the visual impact of the cliffs. To realize this vision they built the visitor experience in the the hillside approaching the cliffs and completed the €32 million center over 17 years completing it finally in February 2007.
The Cliffs of Moher are no stranger to motion pictures as they have been featured in the following films: The Princess Bride (1987), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) and Leap Year (2010). They are no stranger to music videos either appearing in Maroon 5’s “Runaway” video, Westlife’s “My Love” and Rich Mullein’s “The Color Green” video.
Our journey to the cliffs was the most direct route from Killarney but definitely not the fastest. I recommend following Google Maps to get you there to avoid the ferry we took.
The Cliffs of Moher
2017 Tickets prices to visit the cliffs are the following:
|Children under 16*||Free|
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