The Cliffs of Moher are the most popular attraction in Ireland with astounding views that attract millions of visitors each year. They stretch for 8 kilometres in distance at their highest peak they reach 214m. You can find them in the Atlantic Coast of County Clare which is located in the West of Ireland. On a lovely sunny day you’d be able to overlook the Galway Bay, Aran Island and many other spectacular locations from the cliffs.
There are 3 platforms when you get to the cliffs: the main platform, the North platform and the South platform. The main platform you will be able to see the south cliffs and the Hag’s Head. The highest point of the platform is the North platform which is called Knockardakin and is 214m above sea level. This is where you will also find the O’Brien’s Tower which was built in 1835 by a local landlord Cornelius O’Brien for the tourists who, even back then had travelled up to the Cliffs to admire their astounding views. On a lovely day when the weather is nice, you will be able to oversee all 3 Islands as well as the spectacular Galway Bay. While standing on the North platform you will also be able to see the South platform which goes on for 8 kilometres.
When you’re on the South Platform, you’ll have the perfect view of the Puffin Colony which have made the Goat Island their home. You will also be able to enjoy the wonderful views of the sea stacks underneath the O’Brien’s Tower as well as different bird species inhabiting this area. From this point it’s only a 4km walk to the beautiful location where you can find the Hag’s Head.
This location is a home to many colonies of cliff nesting birds and the area itself has been protected to secure the bird’s feeding areas. It is an amazing location if you are a bird enthusiast or just simply love bird watching. There are 20 different types of bird species inhabiting Cliffs of Moher. You can also find seabirds such as puffins, guillemots, razorbills, choughs and kittiwakes. If you don’t think you’ll be able to tell them apart, you can also get bird identification cards that are available in the visitor centre.
The guided tour to the cliffs will pick you up at the hotel and it will also have commentary on the way which is great if you’d like to learn a lot while exploring.
There’s some learning fun included too, there’s an exhibition located in one of the caves and is an interactive exhibition that is filled with images, exhibits, displays and experiences for every one of all ages. So why not go down too and see why millions of other people have gone down to explore these cliffs. The superb views will provide you with the perfect post-card picture to show to friends.