The Beauty of Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

This is indeed an amazing landscape at the Atlantic Ocean. I can’t imagine that I was able to visit this beautiful nature in the southwestern edge of the Burren region in County Clare, Ireland. The Cliffs of Moher is truly a magnet to many visitors from around the globe. I was so happy when I see this sight. I thought I can only see it in the internet or in a picture but I was finally there.

During our visit, we were given and hour and a half to go around the area. I  did walked a lot and took some images of this wonderful landscape. Atlantic Ocean is just so near but I never had the chance to touch its water. It reminds me of home when  I see  areas like this that are along  the sea.  It was so windy and cold that time but the unfriendly weather did not stopped  me from exploring a bit of Ireland’s most famous sights.

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The O’Brien’s Tower is a round stone tower near the midpoint of the cliffs built in 1835 by Sir Cornelius O’Brien to impress female visitors. From the cliffs and from atop the watchtower, visitors can see the Aran Islands in Galway Bay, the Maumturks and Twelve Pins mountain ranges to the north in County Galway, and Loop Head to the south.

 

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The Cliffs of Moher during my visit last March 2013. © www.theeuroblog.com

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The sign at the Cliffs of Moher. © www.theeuroblog.com

The cliffs rise 120 m (400 ft) above the Atlantic Ocean at Hag’s Head, and reach their maximum height of 214 m (702 ft) just north of O’Brien’s Tower, eight kilometers away. The cliffs boast one of Ireland’s most spectacular views.

The cliffs are one of the most popular tourist destinations in Ireland and topped the list of attractions in 2006 by drawing almost one million visitors.  Since 2011 they have formed a part of the Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, one of a family of geotourism destinations throughout Europe which are members of the European Geoparks Network.

 
 

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