There’s nothing like signing up for a day tour and letting someone else do the work, which is why I recommend them to anyone visiting Ireland. It’s an awesome way to see the countryside without worrying about driving and directions yourself. Dublin has a nice selection of tours right out of the tourism office, which are well worth the price. We visited the Cliffs of Moher and surrounding sites on an Extreme Ireland day tour. Our driver was friendly, courteous, and comedic, making the trip very enjoyable. Definitely check them out and research other tour groups for your stay in Ireland…
When I reminisce about reaching the Cliffs of Moher, I immediately think of the gusty winds, the “reverse” waterfall against the cliffs caused by those winds, and the rainbow that appeared inside. We were there in November, which was a bit chilly, but we were well prepared with layers and rain shells. Aside from the breathtaking view, the harsh winds made it a challenge walking from O’Brien’s Tower to the other view points of the cliffs. It was an unexpected adventure!
The Cliffs are obviously a must see if you’re in Ireland, but it doesn’t need an entire day. If you’re traveling there on your own, plan to see or do other things in the area. It is truly a beautiful site, but not a place to stay all day. An hour and a half was more than enough before we continued along to Doolin Village for lunch. We ate at Fitzpatrick’s Bar, and the stew and fish and chips were some of the best we’ve tasted during our time in Ireland!
From lunch, we stopped at a place along the coast called The Burren, which is north of The Cliffs of Moher. From the road leading in, there is the coast and cliffs to your left, and seemingly endless rocky fields to your right. It was a new site for us, and a beautiful photo op along the coast. Before arriving back in Dublin, we also stopped at 12th century Corcomroe Abbey monastery to view some historic ruins.
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