Another natural attraction we visited in Ireland was in the town of Liscannor called the Cliffs of Moher. It took a 3 hour drive to get there, but it was well worth it for the breathtaking view.
Taken from the official website:
Standing 214m (702 feet) at their highest point they stretch for 8 kilometres (5 miles) along the Atlantic coast of County Clare in the west of Ireland.
We were on the fence about whether or not to make the trip out to Liscannor because it might just be like the Giant’s Causeway that we saw the previous day. Let me tell you, it was completely different and one of a kind experience.
On a clear day, you can see the numerous cliffs lined up
When you first walk out to the scene, you already get a beautiful view (above); since it spans for 8 kilometers, you have the choice to go left or right. Now I know this isn’t the best picture, but it’s to show both sides. On the right you can walk to O’Brien’s Tower and even more cliffs past that.
So we walked over to O’brien’s Tower first. It was built in 1835 by local landlord Sir Cornelius O’Brien, as a viewing point for 19th century tourists. It stands to be one of the highest points on the Cliffs of Moher.
Walked even further out to the ends of the cliffs. The thing is, there’s only a fence for so long then after a while a huge sign that says “Wander at own risk.” No fences, no ropes to hold you back, no security personnel. So obviously, we continued on…and I’m glad we did.
Remember that scene in Harry Potter 7 when Dumbledore and Harry stood on a boulder right outside a cave with waves splashing on their faces?? Right before they found the first horcrux.. Well, my Harry Potter geek of a sister pointed out that it was shot here!!!
When we finally got to the edge, my sister Pia thought it would be fun to sit over the edge. Just fyi, the wind was extremely strong, blowing at around 80 km/hr which felt like it could blow you away if you stood (we were crouching as we walked). But anyways, here she is giving everyone, especially my Mom, a heart attack.
Oh that little troll… But she did get some awesome photos haha
She would literally hit rock bottom 702 ft below
We spent around 5 hours just walking around, exploring, and taking pictures everywhere. In a place like this, it’s impossible to take a bad photo. Definitely worth the trip out here for anyone visiting Ireland.
Hope you enjoyed! Till the next one.