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Cliffs of Moher, County Clare

This is one of Irelands leading tourist attractions for any tours of Ireland.

It really is a must see.

Though the weather dictates what is visible and the extent of any viewing.

 

The cliffs are four miles long and at their highest are 660 feet.

Though at Hags Head they are only 440 feet.

They form a continuous line of sheer rock forming a succession of sharp promontories against which the waves of the Atlantic break with spectacular effect.

The rock is horizontal layers of sandstone.

Sometimes some of the cliffs break off and tumbles into the sea, and this can be impressive to see.

They have to withstand the weather and the waves of the Atlantic.

 

 

A good view point on the cliffs is O’Briens Tower.

This was built as a castle or observatory in 1835 by Cornelius O’Brien.

The road inland from the tower leads to O’Briens Monument, tomb of the O’Brien family.

Close to the tomb is Saint Bridgets Well.

 

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