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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?

Sebastian Canaves
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    1. It is Andi! I was very surprised by Ireland. Unfortunately, I only stayed three days so I definitely have to go back!

  1. 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!

    1. 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!

      1. 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.

        1. I hope I get there again when all the sheep are outside… Must be very beautiful! Hope you can make it again in April!

    1. 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!!

    1. 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!

  2. 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.

    1. 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!!!!

    1. Thank you lisa!! Glad you like the pictures! I will try to post more photo essays in the future!! 🙂

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

  3. I loved visiting the Cliffs of Moher! I’m headed back to County Galway in a week and I can’t wait to see Ireland again!

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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 🙂

  7. 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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