Driving to Ireland’s west coast, you have to see the cliffs of Moher
The Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland’s top Visitor attractions and are a designated UNESCO Geo Park. The Cliffs of Moher are 214m high at the highest point and range for 8 kilometres over the Atlantic Ocean on the western seaboard of County Clare. O’Brien’s Tower stands proudly on a headland of the majestic Cliffs of Moher.
From the Cliffs of Moher one can see the Aran Islands (made famous in what is considered the world’s first ever documentary – ‘Man of Aran’), Galway Bay, as well as The Twelve Pins, the Maum Turk Mountains in Connemara and Loop Head to the South. The Cliffs of Moher take their name from a ruined promontory fort “Mothar” which was demolished during the Napoleonic wars to make room for a signal tower. The Cliffs of Moher are also home to one of the major colonies of cliff nesting seabirds in Ireland.
The Cliffs of Moher are part of an area known as the Burren – a 220 kilometre area of protected wild land. The Burren was featured on an early episode of Bear Gryllis hit TV show ‘Man vs. Wild’.