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.