The Cliffs of Moher in Liscannor constitute some of the most impressive rock formations in Ireland. Its varied wildlife and panoramic views have turned it into a popular tourist destination.
Location and How to Get to This Specific Site
The cliffs are at Liscannor parish at the Burren area’s close to Doolin. This is at County Claire. If you are at Lisdoonvarna, just follow L54 and the directions to Doolin. If you’re coming from Ennis, head to N67 to Lisdoonvarna. After 5 km, turn left and follow the signs until you get to Doolin. The cliffs are at R478 going from Liscannor to Doolin. You will see a car park there.
What to See There
The cliffs are 120 m (400 ft) over the Atlantic Ocean. From the site, you’ll be able to see the Connemara hills and Galway Bay’s Aran Islands.
In the center of the cliffs is O’Brien’s Tower. Constructed by Sir Cornellius O’Brien in 1835, it was used by tourists then as an observation point. Visitors to the cliff still use it today. From the tower, the Twelve Bens at Connemara can be seen. The Maum Turk Mountains and the Loop Head are also visible.
The Cliffs of Moher in Liscannor are mostly made up of Namurian shale and sandstone beds. The most ancient rocks can be found by the cliffs’ bottom. The river channels slicing across the cliffs’ base are over 300 million years old.
The area was designed by the Clare County Council and Shannon Heritage. The “Visitor Experience” area along the hillside was built so it blends in with the scenery. It was opened officially in February 2007. The facility took 17 years to build.
The admission fee is 6 Euros per adult. Children below 16 years of age can enter freely. The car park costs 8 Euros.
The site has a facility for visitors including topics and interactive media. There is also an IMAX-like multimedia presentation. This allows you to see the cliffs via bird’s eye perspective.
This also makes it possible to see the underwater caves from the inside. You can also take the passenger ferry service to view the cliffs in the sea. There are 29 species of birds along the cliffs.
Many tour operators offer trips to the Cliffs of Moher in Liscannor. The charges will vary depending on the tour length and if you want to visit other tourist areas nearby.