Ireland – The Cliffs of Moher

– AUGUST 09, 2015

The Cliffs of Moher are located at the southwestern edge of the Burren region in County Clare, Ireland.  They rise 120 metres above the Atlantic Ocean at Hag’s Head, and reach their maximum height of 214 metres just north of O’Brien’s Tower, eight kilometres to the north.  A round stone tower near the midpoint of the cliffs, the tower was built in 1835 by Sir Cornelius O’Brien.

From the cliffs and from atop the tower, visitors can see the Aran Islands in Galway bay, the Maumturks and Twelve Pins mountain ranges to the north in County Galway, and Loop Head to the south.  The cliffs rank amongst the top visited tourist sites in Ireland, and receive almost one million visitors a year.

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The Cliffs of Moher

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The Cliffs of Moher

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The Cliffs of Moher

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The Cliffs of Moher – This tower was built as a lookout tower during the Napoleonic wars era.

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The Cliffs of Moher – This tower was built as a lookout tower during the Napoleonic wars era.

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The Cliffs of Moher – This tower was built as a lookout tower during the Napoleonic wars era.

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The Cliffs of Moher – This tower was built as a lookout tower during the Napoleonic wars era.

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The Cliffs of Moher – This tower was built as a lookout tower during the Napoleonic wars era.

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The Cliffs of Moher

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The Cliffs of Moher – some of the cliff edges are open and well exposed to the high winds.

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The Cliffs of Moher – some of the cliff edges are open and well exposed to the high winds.

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The Cliffs of Moher

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The Cliffs of Moher – looking north to O’Brien’s Tower.

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The Cliffs of Moher – the ocean cruise you can book at the Visitor Center.

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The Cliffs of Moher – people love to stack rocks for some reason…they do this at pretty much every site we visit.

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The Cliffs of Moher – roughly the midpoint at the Visitor Center.

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The Cliffs of Moher – O’Brien’s Tower

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The Cliffs of Moher

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The Cliffs of Moher – some of the cliff edges are open and well exposed to the high winds.

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The Cliffs of Moher – some of the cliff edges are open and well exposed to the high winds.

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The Cliffs of Moher – some of the cliff edges are open and well exposed to the high winds.

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The Cliffs of Moher

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The Cliffs of Moher – some of the cliff edges are open and well exposed to the high winds.

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The Cliffs of Moher – some of the cliff edges are open and well exposed to the high winds.

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The Cliffs of Moher – even Jill got close to the edge.

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The Cliffs of Moher – some of the cliff edges are open and well exposed to the high winds.

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The Cliffs of Moher – some of the cliff edges are open and well exposed to the high winds.

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The Cliffs of Moher – some of the cliff edges are open and well exposed to the high winds.

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The Cliffs of Moher – don’t be fooled, she was freaked out to be that close to the edge.

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The Cliffs of Moher – some of the cliff edges are open and well exposed to the high winds.

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The Cliffs of Moher

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The Cliffs of Moher – this portion was way too tight.

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The Cliffs of Moher

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The Cliffs of Moher – here the path squeezed down to about two feet, but here it was wet and muddy. A dangerous spot to step past.

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The Cliffs of Moher

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The Cliffs of Moher

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The Cliffs of Moher – some of the cliff edges are open and well exposed to the high winds.

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The Cliffs of Moher – some of the cliff edges are open and well exposed to the high winds.

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The Cliffs of Moher

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The Cliffs of Moher – all done the long walk. About 20km in total walking.

The Cliffs of Moher were one of the most amazing things we have seen on this entire adventure.

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For more photos of our adventure go to our flickr account here.

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