Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare : Travel Reminiscences

10 day self-drive tour of Ireland : October 2009

En route to Galway for our next two-night stay,  Hubby and I stopped at the magnificent Cliffs of Moher.  I had done a post at the time…  Cliffs of Moher, Co.  …

.. but it’s worth sharing a few more photographs on this, my WordPress blog 😉

On the way, the landscape became very flat and bleak .. miles of open grassland ..



The Cliffs of Moher stretch for 8kms and rise 214m above the Atlantic Ocean.  The sheer rock face, with its layers of black shale and sandstone, is home to one of Ireland’s largest nesting sea bird colonies with over 30 000 nesting sea birds

Visitors Centre ..



It was a bit hazy that day, pity  ..


P1090223IMG_9632Liscannor in the distance ..


O’Brien’s Tower built in 1835 by local landlord, Cornelius O’Brien as a viewing point for visitors


P1090234Aran Islands on left and County Galway on the horizon ..



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Copy (2) of IMG_9637IMG_9652IMG_9656IMG_9657 (2)Most people did .. go beyond this point .. including us !!   But you have to be extremely careful.  I wouldn’t have gone if it had been windy







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Next stop ..  a look at the village of Doolin, a short drive from the Cliffs of Moher

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2 Responses to Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare : Travel Reminiscences

  1. The day we were there, we got to see puffins.

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