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One slip and you are gone – Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

It is said that the Cliffs of Moher are one of the biggest tourist attractions of Ireland. Luckily it wasn’t very crowded while I visited them with two Irish friends in late January.

Located about 3 hours from Dublin you should definitely take some time when going there. I’d recommend that you stop on the way at some cities like Limerick or Galway and include the cliffs in a road trip through Ireland.

The cliffs stretch for nearly 8 kilometers and are more than 200 meters high. You don’t want to fall down there.

Many signs warn from crossing the secure areas but many people still walk over the security signs and risk a quick glance over the cliff. This is not recommended as winds can be pretty strong around the cliffs and can blow you over the edge. But this Blog wouldn’t be called Off-The-Path if I wouldn’t take a quick look at the other site!

We arrived at the cliffs on a Sunday afternoon. It was raining the whole weekend already, like usually in Ireland, but we were lucky. Shortly before arriving the sun came out but once there it was already gone again but the rain luckily didn’t return until we left.

We had enough time to wander around and just indulge in the beauty of these huge rock formations that seem to grow out of the water.

Have you already visited the Cliffs of Moher? How was it?

Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

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48 comments on “One slip and you are gone – Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

  1. Melissa on

    I was there in May 2009. It was absolutely gorgeous! I was in Ireland for 7 days and the cliffs were a major highlight of my trip! Even though it wasnt raining, it was the coldest part of our trip, but totally worth it. I cant wait to go back!

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    • seba on

      Looks like you were also lucky with the weather! I’ve been told that it always rains around this region in Ireland! I have to go back too. Only been in Ireland for 3 days on my last trip!

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      • Melissa on

        We had amazing luck with weather. It was sunny the whole time except for the day we were in Dublin…and there it was a misty type thing going on. Plus, in May, all the baby sheep were around…so freaking cute! Im hoping to go again this coming April, over my birthday. Funds are tight though, so Im keeping my fingers crosssed that I can pull it off.

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    • seba on

      It was a little windy while we were there… a strong wind and I’m convinced you could actually fall down there!!! I looked it up but couldn’t find an exact number of people that died there!!

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    • seba on

      I really hope that I can do this one day!! The last trip to Ireland was very spontaneous visiting some friends before moving to Asia!!! Maybe next year!

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  2. Dayna on

    We were able to visit the Cliffs of Moher, but sadly we were carpooling with a ‘checklist’ traveler who only wanted to stay ten minutes before we got on the road to Galway. It was really sad, we plan to return this summer and spend more time there.

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    • seba on

      This is such a bummer that you weren’t able to enjoy the cliffs!! Stay tuned I will upload a video of the cliffs soon! I’m editing it at the moment!!!!

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    • seba on

      Thanks Jeremy!! Nice video you got there!! I’m editing a video right now about the cliffs and will upload it very soon!!

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  3. D.J. - The World of Deej on

    Gorgeous shots, but makes me nervous just looking at the pics! This has been on my list for a while though..

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  4. Shanna Schultz on

    We were here last month. I guess it shouldn’t surprise me that there were some stupid people that climbed over the fence and we out leaning over the edge. The ledge didn’t look very stable there, and if she would have fallen, there is nothing that anyone could have done to help her. Go figure-there has to be one in every crowd, right?

    Beautiful place, even in the rain.

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  5. Emily @ Maiden Voyage on

    Oh wow–so beautiful! I’m going to Ireland for the first time in July and hopefully will make it out to the cliffs. They are what I conjure up in my mind when I think of Ireland. Glad you didn’t fall in 🙂

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  6. Audrey on

    I remember seeing photos of my friend actually sitting on the cliff with her legs dangling over…horrible!!! I could not, and would not do it!

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  7. Elaine on

    beautiful shots….it is a thing of great beauty….i have gone several times and while it used to be a highlight for me, the powers to be have ruined the overall rugged beauty with that horrible eye sore that they have planted under the ground there….

    i’m so glad i got to see it in its natural state…

    great job capturing the beauty of the cliffs and the tower…keep up the good work….

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  8. Zubi Travel on

    Great pics. The cliffs and the surrounding coastal area are worth the trip from Dublin.
    Thumbs up for getting out of the special area designed for tourists to take these pictures,.

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  9. Lisa Bond on

    Yes! I was at the Cliffs in 2009. Started my Ireland trip in Dublin and took the 3 hr train to Galway. Fantastic memories of Ireland and was lucky enough to have nice weather all week. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Natalie on

    Hi!

    I have been there in decembre 2010… but I haven’t seen any water because it was very foggy! 😉 shit happens!

    But I can recommend a very nice Bed & Breakfast in Doolin (it’s about a half an hour with the Bus from the cliffs).

    The breakfast is fresh and very rich (selfmade pancakes with mapleleave sirup, fruits, joghurts, selfmade scones and jam and much more) and the hostmother Meave is very friendly! (As almost all irish people 🙂 )

    It is located in front of the rainbow hostel (everybody knows the rainbow hostel there). Enjoy!

    best wishes, Natalie

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  11. Pavan Meshram on

    The photos look so beautiful Sebastian. Standing on the cliff must literally be feeling like living life off the edge. Ireland is really picturesque. It’s definitely one of the countries I want to be to one day.

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  12. Donna on

    Was there in July, 2014 and it was a beautiful day. Stiff wind from the ocean and a bit rough on the boat tour. As the captain of the boat said when asked if the ride would be rough :”Tis the sea, mam.” ‘Twas! Certainly worth a trip another day.

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  13. Sheryl on

    We were at the cliffs this past Monday. The weather was gorgeous, though a tad cold with a bit of wind. Unfortunately, there were two accidents at the cliffs this past week. A surfer scaled to the bottom, surfed and was unable to traverse the wall to get back to the top. He was rescued by the Coast Guard. The other was a female who fell WHILE WE WERE THERE. Very scary and a reminder of the purpose for safety signs. This woman’s body was recovered a day and a half after she went over the edge (past the safety markings) near the path from the visitor center. The Irish Coast Guard did a fantastic job at arriving quickly, but due to weather, they were unable to repel from the top and choppy waters kept the divers from accessing her body sooner. Please be very careful.

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  14. Maribel Skywalker on

    I really, really love this view. I’ll see the Cliffs for the first time this year and I’m really looking forward. I spent 10 days in Ireland last year and travelled around Kerry and a little part of Cork and I’m just in love. Glad I found your blog!! xx

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