The accidental Instagram death capital of Ireland, The Cliffs of Moher are giant cliffs on the western shore of Ireland. The cliffs if you fall from them are a long drop down,so being safe is very important. Weather there can be highly erratic , sunny one moment then a rainstorm the next. I was lucky getting one of the nicest possible days on the cliffs.
The cliffs are a spectacular place to visit. You drive up to them and it is very suddenly you realize the scale of them. If you look out from them you can see the Aran Islands, and after that is just the Atlantic. It is truly a beautiful place where the three realms converge. The three realms of Sky,Earth, and Sea are a central idea of Gaelic mythology. Being hundreds of feet up you get your fair share of the sky, the cliffs are an impressive piece of earth, and the sea is right in front of you. It is a place where photographs are the only way to easily describe what it looks like
After Blarney Castle and the Guinness Distillery, The Cliffs of Moher are the most popular tourist site in all of Ireland. It is a place that if you can get there on a good weather day, you can get some truly amazing photographs. My profile picture for the blog was taken there and is posted above. For a sense of scale i am very large man, and the cliffs make me seem really small. It is a place however that is crowded with tourists at times.
A word on safety. There are two sides to the cliffs, the paved side, and the unpaved section. The stairs are very nice to climb, and there is a wall protecting you from falling off. The other side of the cliffs is not paved, and even has a barrier that basically says to cross at your own peril. The risk of falling off the cliffs is there, there are no barriers stopping someone from falling off at the edge. 66 people from 1993 to 2017 have died at the cliffs.
Another major issue is the weather. I was lucky that the weather was nice and stayed nice while I was there. The weather can be erratic. If you are staying in nearby Galway, try to play it by ear and go on the nicest day of your trip.
In the end this place is a must see if you go to western Ireland. Go there , and make sure you take plenty of pictures. It is an experience you can’t get anywhere else. Make sure you wear good shoes though, the cliffs are climb at parts.
As always hope you enjoyed reading,
Go With The Winds.
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