While in Dublin, I decided to visit the Atlantic coast of Ireland. The Cliffs of Moher are majestic in their beauty and are the highlight of that side of Ireland. They are approximately 656 feet high and stretch for about 6.2 miles down the coast. O’Brien’s Tower is at the top of the path and offers the best view of the cliffs.
The day I visited, the ocean was extremely calm. I was told that the cliffs are even more beautiful when the ocean is a little rough because the waves splash up onto the cliffs. The cliffs are also home to many different seabirds, but I only saw gulls.
Not far from the Cliffs of Moher is the Burren. It is a limestone plateau that has been eroded by rain. While there is some green, the Burren is known for its odd gray landscape. Because of the fissures in the stone and loose rocks, I took my time while I explored so I wouldn’t twist an ankle or worse. If you go to the Cliffs of Moher, the Burren is well worth the stop.
Have you been to the Cliffs of Moher or the Burren?