County Clare is one of the most beautiful in Ireland thanks in large part to the beauty of the Cliffs of Moher and also to other places of interest such as The Burren and many typical Irish villages.
The Cliffs of Moher are Ireland’s main tourist attraction. It is not for less because the landscape is spectacular and the 8 kilometers of rocky wall that rises above the sea represent a symbol of the island of Ireland.
Here we are going to tell you what to see in the Cliffs of Moher and also in its surroundings.
What to see at the Cliffs of Moher
The Cliffs of Moher, as they are called in English, are located next to the town of Doolin, a small coastal town made up of scattered houses and located about 80 kilometers from Galway.
In the Cliffs of Moher it is usually quite windy so it is something to take into account if you go there.
Bring something warm and be prepared to shout to make yourself heard and above all do not get too close to the precipice because of the danger that a gust of wind could trigger a fatal accident.
Even so, there are people who dare and put themselves on the edge in search of a good adrenaline rush.
By the way, if it rains, don’t take an umbrella, it’s useless with so much wind. Better to wear a raincoat.
Next to the large car park is the visitor center, carved into the rock and where you can visit an exhibition on the fauna of the cliffs and their formation.
There is also a bar and a restaurant.
Various trails start from there that take you to viewpoints from which you can admire the height of the rocks and the whims of nature.
In addition, following one of the paths and going up some stairs you will find the O’Brien Tower, where there is a viewpoint and great views.
We recommend going through all the trails because believe it or not, from each viewpoint you have different views due to the shapes of the rocks that leave hidden places depending on the place you look from.
It must be said that the paths closest to the visitor center are completely adapted for the disabled or for baby strollers.
It is also possible to visit the cliffs from the sea by taking a boat in Doolin that brings you closer to the foot of the immense walls over 200 meters high.
You can find more information on the official page of the Cliffs of Moher.
Other places to see in County Clare
From the Cliffs of Moher you can head towards Galway along the coast road. There are many curves, yes, but the landscape is very beautiful.
On the way you have to cross The Burren, an area with a very peculiar rocky landscape and which is also a National Park.
The rocks dominate the landscape but what is surprising is that grass grows between the rocks forming a beautiful gray and green view that attracts all visitors.
In The Burren, in addition to this peculiar karstic landscape, there are also some monuments such as the Caherconnell Fort, built around the year 500, or the Poulnabrone Dolmen, which dates back to the Bronze Age, more than 5000 years ago. There are also several caves for caving enthusiasts.
Another place to visit on the way is the Castle of Dunguaire, which to its own castle beauty must be added that it is located by the sea forming a unique ensemble.