Amazing Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Ireland
Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Ireland | Source

Cliffs Of Moher In County Clare


Are you tired of reading my article about Ireland? Well, I hope not. I hope you will continue reading about my travels to Ireland, as it is the topic I like most to write about. I love writing about Ireland because I have been there and I want to share the amazing places I have seen in the emerald country. It is sometimes called an emerald country for it´s hundred shades of green colours. It varies from days to days, depends on what the weather will be. Summer or winter, rain or shine. There´s no such place like Ireland.


This amazing Cliffs of Moher, Aillte an Mhothair in Gaelic language, is located in County Clare. It is one of the most best tourist attractions in Ireland which ranges about 8 kilometers overlooking the Atlantic ocean and 214 meters high. Tourists from all over the world come to this amazing place by cars and buses with their tourist guides.

Flowers besides the Irish countryside.
Flowers besides the Irish countryside. | Source

Few Hours At Cliffs Of Moher


Our four weeks holiday in the year 2004 in Ireland was the adventurous one because we started our travel from the northwest of Ireland to County Wicklow. On our way to Cliffs of Moher from , we made a short stop at The Burren. The Burren is the most awesome rocky place I have seen in my life. Although it was raining, we were still able to see the rocky place with no trees at all. We just took a few minutes walk around the visitor center and then continued to drive to Cliffs of Moher. It was a pity we had not seen much of The Burren because it was raining cats and dogs.


We stopped by the Cliffs of Moher in going to County Limerick for just a few hours. When we arrived at the Cliffs of Moher, it was still raining hard. Though the weather was bad and very very windy, there were still people from all over the world coming by bus tours or with their own or rented car. I have seen from the tourists what nationality they have by the way they dressed and the languages they were speaking. The Asian or shall I say the Japanese were easy to recognize for there were loads of cameras hanging around their necks. The Germans with their yellow raincoats and boots, prepared for the Irish weather.


When the rain began to stop, my husband and I climbed to the stairs of Cliffs of Moher where we were able to see the dark and cloudy view of the Aran Islands. It could be lovelier if the weather was good because from the cliffs, we could have seen the natural beauty of Aran Islands from the top of the cliffs where O´Briens Tower is situated. But it was awesome for me to climb for I was scared that the wind could push me to the cold and stormy Atlantic ocean. So I was so careful and I was holding my husbands´ arms not to be blown away by the strong atlantic wind .


O´Briens Tower which was built in 1835 by Cornelius O´Brien, is situated at the top of the cliffs. It is the viewing point of the tourists on a fine, clear and sunny days where you can see the beauty in every directions, the southern tip of County Clare, County Kerry mountains, Twelve Bens or the Connemara mountains beyond the Galway Bay.


Although the weather was not so nice as I was expecting, I enjoyed sitting on the grass looking at the overwhelming beauty of The Cliffs of Moher. It is the third cliffs I have seen on our travel. A unique one. Sometimes I asked myself why on earth is Ireland so beautiful. Maybe because it rains more than 200 days a year? Why not? Or maybe because I keep on coming to Ireland and no more time to look for another beautiful country?


As the time had past too fast and we had to go to our next destination which was County Limerick and having an overnight sleep in Adare, we had to say goodbye to the cliffs. Farewell my dear Cliffs of Moher!

Landscape  on our way to Cliffs of Moher with the short  time sun shining.
Landscape on our way to Cliffs of Moher with the short time sun shining. | Source

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ahorseback 5 years ago

Thelma , One day ! I will go there! Thanks for this!...


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Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany Author

Good morning ahorseback! Go, go, go! I hope you will be having a bright and sunny days in Cliffs Of Moher. Thanks for your comment.


SusieQ42 5 years ago

My forefathers immigrated from northern Ireland to Upstate NY in the 1700's. I should ask you, do you know when the rainy season is? Thanks.


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Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany Author

Hi SusieQ42! I see, you have an Irish blood with you. That´s good. I was a little bit confused about your question. I have to think it twice. Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter are the rainy seasons. I mean there´s no such thing as rainy season in Ireland,(I suppose) beacause it rains at least 200 days a year as I have counted it. Well, not all day long. You can read my hub about The Changeable Weather as i describe it there. May is the best month of the year to be there in Ireland and sometimes June. Thanks for stopping by and giving your comment.


SusieQ42 5 years ago

Thank you. So it's May and June...when it doesn't rain so much. My friend went to England once. She was told it was the rainy season but she didn't listen. It rained the whole time she was there. I think if one is going to invest in a trip like that they should at least wait until the weather is nice.


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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK

Beautiful Hub - I'd love to Visit Ireland/Dublin someday. I love their accent too. :)


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Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany Author

You are welcome SusieQ42. When you visit your forefathers country don´t forget to bring raincoat with you just to prepare yourself for the rain because it comes and goes even in a sunny days. Walking shoes is very important as you have a lot of lovely places to explore. Have a nice holiday!


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Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany Author

Thank you Lady_E for your stopping by and for your follow. Nice to meet you as well. I love the Irish accent, too as it is like a song to my ears although it took times for me to understand what my Irish friends said to me. I wish you a lovely visit to Ireland. Dublin has a lot to offer,too.


Ana Liza 5 years ago

Been there with husband nice view.


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Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany Author

Hi Ana Liza! How are you? I hope you had a good weather when you were in the Cliffs of Moher. Thanks for stopping by and giving a comment.


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Another beautiful hub, thank you for sharing and here's to many more to share.

Take care

Eiddwen.


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Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany Author

Hi Eiddwen! You´re welcome. Thanks for stopping by and giving a comment. Have a nice day!


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Enlydia Listener 5 years ago from trailer in the country

Beautiful and amazing!


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Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany Author

Thank you Enlydia Listener for your comment and your follow. Have a good weekend.


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tammyswallow 3 years ago from North Carolina

Visiting Ireland is on my bucket list. These pictures are just amazing. I can't imagine how wonderful it is to see in person. I love your travel hubs!


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cabmgmnt 3 years ago from Northfield, MA

This is a beautiful hub. I have always wanted to visit Ireland. This just gives me more incentive to go. Thanks.


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Kathleen Cochran 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

This is truly one of the most awe-inspiring places on the planet. Write about Ireland all you want. Enough cannot be said for its beauty and hospitality. I'd love to go back!


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Suzie HQ 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

Hi Thelma,

You are truly an honorary Irishwomen my friend!! As an Irish "cailin" or girl it is lovely to read what someone else makes of our stunning countryside and The Cliffs of Moher are just that. The west coast of Ireland is so dramatically different in landscape to the south or east coast which is even greener! Congratulations on a great put together, accurate piece on our fair land which obviously holds a special place in your heart.

Vu +++++, shared and pinned!


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freecampingaussie 3 years ago from Southern Spain

Thanks for sharing - We look forward to seeing them for real !


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany Author

Hi Tammy! I´m sure you will love Ireland and the people. When you visit Ireland be sure to have more than a weeks holiday. There are lots of awesome places to visit. Thanks for stopping by. Take care;-)


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany Author

Thanks Cabmgmnt for dropping by. I hope you will visit Ireland someday. You´ll love it there. Have a nice day!


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany Author

You are right Kathleen. Once is not enough in visiting Ireland. Once you were there, you´ll always want to go back. That´s how I feel about Ireland. The first time before I went there, I thought it´s just another country like the others. But no, it´s not. Ireland has it´s own beauty. Words are not enough to describe the beauty of the Emerald Island. Thanks for stopping by;-)


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany Author

Thank you Suzie. I´m proud to be an honorary Irish woman. I love your country and the Irish people. Maybe one day I can visit my friends in Ireland again. It´s only 1 hour and 15 minutes by plane to Dublin from Düsseldorf, Germany, but then I have to travel 4 hours by car or by bus to Belmullet, Co. Mayo to visit my friends. We´ll see. Ireland will always be special in my heart. Thanks again for sharing this hub to others. Have a lovely day!


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany Author

You´re welcome freecampingaussie. I´m sure you´ll love the beauty of Ireland. I wish you a happy Ireland holiday. Thanks for stopping by;-) Have a great day!


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FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

I agree with you -- a very beautiful place. My extended family and I were able to visit in 2007 and absolutely loved it. Ireland just might be the most beautiful place on earth.


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany Author

Ireland is the most beautiful place on earth that I have visited. I love travelling there because of the nature and the friendly people. Thanks for your visit FlourishAnyway. I appreciate that. Have a lovely week!

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