03 Feb Cliffs of Moher, County Clare
The cliffs form a sheer precipice, 8km long; one of the most impressive stretches of coast in the west of Ireland. During the nesting season a remarkable variety of seabirds nest here, among them guillemots, razor-bills, puffins, kittiwakes and shags. The best view is enjoyed from O’Brien’s Folly, approached by a track leading left from the main road. Steps climb to the right to a walled path running parallel to the cliff edge (beware of gusts of wind!).
From the path and tower the junction of the lime-stone flags with the black shale above them in the stratified cliff is well seen, in between which is a calcareous band, rich in fossils. Just below the tower is the spire-like stack of Goat’s Island; out to sea are the Aran Islands (Inisheer, Inishmaan, and Inishmore), with the Galway coast on the right. On a clear day, the mountain of Croaghaun, on Achill, over 100km northwest is visible.
The Cliffs of Moher are a must-see attraction on your tours of Ireland, contact Ireland & Scotland Luxury Tours now to organise your visit!