Ireland It is not a country of contrasts, practically 100% of its territory is immensely green, mainly due to the storms that come from the Atlantic Ocean. This in turn has managed to sculpt landscapes as amazing as Cliffs of Moher or above all the world famous Giant's Causeway (Giant's Causeway). A country with an unmistakable culture to which the pubs as a national treasure, perhaps because somewhere you had to shelter from so much rain, hehe.
Cliffs of Moher
Ireland. Cliffs of Moher
A little bit of history
Cliffs of Moher It owes its name to an old fort called Moher that was demolished in 1808. Its purpose was meaningless at that time, but the material with which it was built did, so it was decided to disassemble it and use its stones to build what at that time was a revolution, theTelegraph tower. Today the tower is in ruins, but it can be visited outside the complex.
The cliffs today
Currently (since 2007) you must pay a ticket to visit the cliffs, which gives you access to the only parking of the place It wasn't like that before, but the Irish government discovered a great reef in Cliffs of Moher when visiting around 1 million people a year and not only thinking about the money that would be obtained, but in the conservation of this magnificent place.
Cliffs of Moher
We arrive around lunchtime for a month of June. It was a windy day with a threat of rain that was finally fulfilled, but this did not prevent visiting the place with some comfort.
Upon arrival, the entrance fee is paid directly in the parking lot and this must be in cash. We do not carry a euro on top, but the staff trusts all tourists by letting the car park without problems and indicating the place where we could pay by credit card. This in other countries would be unthinkable due to the picaresque that exists.
We pay the entrance in the complex that they have located on the other side of the road, already within Cliffs of Moher. This place has bathrooms, souvenir shop, cafeteria and a small museum. Ideal to protect yourself from the coldest days.
If we want to swell to souvenirs, just past the main entrance, right on the right side there are half a dozen shops dug in the mountains that offer all kinds of items.
Cliffs of Moher
Outside the complex we simply have two paths: right or left. The first takes us to a Watchtower (is not a lighthouse) and the other path ends at the end of the cliffs. The route is very well preserved and is suitable for any physical condition. It is dirt, but the area that leads to the lighthouse is paved so it is possible to climb it with wheelchairs.
The road, of no more than one kilometer, meanders along the sides of the cliff and sometimes does not have any protection, taking into account that the highest point is at214m the fall could hurt us a lot.
At the end point, we have no choice but to retrace our steps. The return does not get boring, since the views of the tower They are great.
Once we get to this one, we can visit it beforehand payment additional, that I personally don't think it's worth it. This tower was built in 1835 by Sir Cornelius O'Brien, to which he put his name. From here we can see the Galway County and the Aran Islands On the clearest days.
We only had to go back to the car and continue with our trip, telling us that we would stop along the way to photograph a series horned sheep Very nice, which did not hesitate to pose for us.
Practical data of Cliffs of Moher
When to go to Ireland Cliffs of Moher?
July and August are the best months to visit Ireland. However, it can rain at any time even if the day seems very clear. This is the weather in Ireland, 100% unpredictable.
So why go in July and August if it always rains ...? simply because the humidity is not a good companion, and if we put it together with a little cold, it makes us always shelter in the odd pub, which is also not a bad idea.
How to get to Cliffs of Moher?
We went from Galway by rental car, but we saw how from the tourist office you can hire tours They visit the place, as well as the occasional castle.
What to wear
He poncho It is the official clothing that we must put in our backpack on every trip to Ireland.
Where to sleep in Cliffs of Moher?
Our favorite option was the hostels, very clean and relatively inexpensive and Bed & Breakfast. Since we visited it in the month of June, we had no problems with accommodation, booking online just 1 day in advance. It is likely that during the summer months, things will change.