Cliffs of Moher are undoubtedly one of Ireland’s biggest attractions and truly a sight to see. While Condé Nast Traveller Magazine has ranked these stunning views as the best cliff-view on the planet, it’s really Ireland’s fickle weather that dictates how you experience the cliffs. We tried not to let the moody weather dampen our visit, but the gusty winds frightened the kids at times.
In the ancient Gaelic language, the word Mothar means “ruined fort” and a 1st century BC fort stood where Moher tower now stands. Therefore the Cliffs of Moher means the cliffs of the ruined fort and although there is no trace remaining of this two thousand year old fort it has given name to the cliffs which are visited annually by almost one million visitors.
The dramatic sandstone and shale cliffs stretch for five miles along the Ireland’s Atlantic coast and reach 700 feet at their highest point at Knockardakin, just north of O’Brien’s Tower. Once you pass the safety barriers, our walk became much more exhilarating.
(Disclosure: Burbs2Abroad traveled to the above locations as guests and was not compensated for this review.) Time of Year Visited: June 2017