The cliffs of Moher are sets of cliffs located in the municipality of Liscannor southwest of the Burren in County Clare, Ireland. They rise up to 214 meters above the Atlantic Ocean on a length of 8 km. Sir Cornelius O’Brien, built a tower in 1835 to provide a vantage point for the many tourists who visited the place at that moment and it has his name (O’Brien Tower). The cliffs are masses of limestone and shale eroded by wind and ocean, often raging near these coasts. They say it is the most visited natural site in the country. The cliffs attract many tourists because they have very steep slopes and natural beauty breathtaking. Due to all these visitors, measures had been taken to protect the site of more than a million tourists a year. The flora and fauna are also interesting.
You can arrive by car and leave it in a pay parking close to the O’Brien Tower and from there continue walking tour. You can walk the 8 km of cliffs by small paths but be careful because the paths aren’t developed and it is dangerous to walk on the edge. With your car park ticket you have the right to enter the museum.
There is a small tourist center; Atlantic Edge, where besides the museum, you will find catering and sales of items related to the cliffs.
The place is a great one for lovers of sea birds. In the breeding season, cliffs populate with cormorants, murres, puffins and penguins Tordas.
If time permits, in clear days you can see the Aran Islands and Galway Bay, which lie off the Connemara mountains.
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