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Cliffs Of Moher
The Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland’s top Visitor attractions. The Cliffs are 214m high at the highest point and range for 8 kilometres over the Atlantic Ocean on the western seaboard of County Clare. O’Brien’s Tower stands proudly on a headland of the majestic Cliffs Moher. Visitors have access to the tower and the viewing platform on the roof, where the Cliff views are most spectacular.
From the Cliffs of Moher Clare one can see the Aran Islands, Galway Bay, as well as The Twelve Pins, the Maum Turk Mountains in Connemara and Loop Head to the South.
Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience
The Cliffs Exhibition is the exciting interpretive centre at the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience. Housed at the centre of the underground building a huge domed cave contains: images, exhibits, displays & experiences that will delight young and old alike. Visitors enter via a viewing ramp which provides access for all to the main dome.
The dome is organised into four principal themed areas exploring different elements of the mighty Cliffs of Moher: OCEAN, ROCK, NATURE and MAN.
The first floor of the Visitors Centre houses the Cliffs View Cafe, providing fabulous views of the Cliffs from the windows looking out of the hillside
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Cliffs of Moher Viewing Points
The Cliffs of Moher has three primary viewing platforms.
The Main Platform:- From the main platform you are able to see the south cliffs and towards Hag’s Head.
The North Platform:- The North platform is located at the highest point of the Cliffs, Knockardakin at 214m or 700 feet above sea level. It is also the location of the Tower viewpoint, O’Brien’s Tower and from here you can see An Branán Mór Sea Stack, home of the guillemots and razorbills. You can also see the surfing wave ‘Aileen’s’, Aill Na Searrach, to the right when it is up and running. On a clear day you can see across to the Aran Islands: Inis Oírr, Inis Méain and Inis Mór and to the left views of the beautiful Galway Bay. Also from this platform you have a fantastic view of the South Cliffs that stretch for 8km. You can walk to Doolin, approximately 5km, from this point along the Coastal Walk.
The South Platform:- The South Platform is a perfect viewpoint of the Puffin colony, the puffins make their home on Goat Island, a grassy island when you look down and to the right. From this point you can see the Cliffs as they continue on towards Hags Head. You may continue your walk to Hags Head it is approximately 4km each way with breathtaking views of the Cliffs.
Visitor Experience Opening Times
- January & February: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- March – April 9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
- May – Sepetmber 8.30 a.m. – 9.00 p.m.
- October: 9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
- November & December: 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m
All times are subject to change
Guided Tours of the Cliffs
A guided tour is a special way to learn more about the Cliffs of Moher and are most suitable for smaller groups who have a special interest in nature, geology, history, geography and tourism. The guided nature walks are conducted by trained Cliffs of Moher Rangers and Customer Service Staff. Tours should be prebooked to avoid disappointment. You can pre-book a guided tour at least 1 week in advance at cost of €45 for a maximum of 15 people, tours are subject to availability and are available in English only.
Guided tours are available at 09.15am 10.15am 3.15pm and 4.15pm outside of these hours guided tours are not available in the months of May, June, July, August and up to September 15th.
To prebook a guided tour contact [email protected] or phone +353657086141
Cliffs Of Moher Charges
- Adult €6.00,
- Children under 16 free,
- Senior citizen €4.00,
- Student €4.00
- Disabled visitor €4.00.
The admission charge includes entry to all public areas of the visitor centre building, all external areas of the visitor zone including the Cliffs of Moher pathways and platforms, unlimited vehicle parking and provision of first aid facilities and safety onsite. An information leaflet and site map is included in admission and is available in 14 languages. Admission to the Cliffs Exhibition is included. The admission charge also contributes toward the visitor management and conservation provided at the Cliffs of Moher.
Visitor Centre Restaurant
The Long Dock restaurant boasts stunning views from the panoramic windows on the first floor. The views take in the south aspect of the Cliffs towards Hags Head and the broad expanse of Liscannor Bay.
There is seating for up to 100 guests and baby chairs are available. A take away service is provided at the grab and go counter, picnic lunches and special children packs are available. Freshly baked pastries are a favourite for the morning visitor.
The menu includes local produce, home cooked fare and the best of Irish dishes including a range of seafood dishes.
On the ground floor as you enter the Visitors’ Centre the Puffin’s Nest cafe provides a range of hot & cold drinks, sandwiches, homemade soup and salads as well as a host of snack and locally baked cakes to tempt you.
Cliffs Of Moher Craftworker Street Shops
A market street of six Craftworkers Units can be visited on the approach to the visitor centre building. Local traders stock a wide selection of local and national craft and trade items