Cliffs of Moher tours
1 day trip to the cliffs of moher from Dublin leaves Dublin everyday
We have all heard of the world famous cliffs of Moher! These amazing formations on the atlantic swept wild west coast of Ireland have long been on the tick off list of places to see in the world.
And by, are they worth it? Well, in a nutshell yes they are! Nearly 300 metres vertical above the sea with the waves crashing around you will leave you gobsmacked.
When we arrived in Dublin we were looking for a tour that would take us to the Cliffs of Moher. I knew it was the other side of the country and didn’t want to rent out a car as I heard the roads can be very small over there. We found a company called Extreme Ireland who run a day tour to the cliffs of Moher. Their website www.cliffsofmohertours.ie looked interesting and we checked it out.
They have flyers in the Dublin Tourist Office and were also in our hotel so figured they must have been around for a while!
The tour was prices at €65 euro which isn’t bad as it begins before 7 in the morning and you don’t get back until 7 that evening. Lunch is not included but everything else is and there is a lot you get to do on that day.
Our guide Keith immediately took us onboard and introduced himself as an Irish speaker from the east coast of Ireland, teaching us some Irish as we were leaving Dublin. He took us through each county on the way to Limerick City and told stories about each one.
We stopped in Limerick city to see the Treaty stone and also King Johns Castle which were really interesting as they have a lot of history to them.
After this on our 1 day tour from Dublin to the cliffs of Moher, we made our way towards the cliffs. The roads got smaller all of a sudden, lucky we had a good driver!
We made our way to the seaside town of Lahinch where allied planes seemingly practiced landing here during World War 2. Onwards to Liscannor where the guy who invented the submarine is from, John Holland! Trust an Irishman to invent this!
Just up the road from this we visited St. Brigid’s well where people leave message in the hope that they help sick friends or family members.
2 minutes away from this we arrived at the Cliffs of Moher where we parked and had an hour and a half seeing this awesome sight. We walked along the cliffs up to O Brien’s Tower and then the other side. They now have a wall up that you can cross, although there were a few brave souls jumping over and going around the corner!
We then went down to the village of Doolin for some lunch in a small pub where I got the chowder which really filled me I have to say!
The Burren was the next step on our 1 day trip from Dublin to the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren.
This limestone region is like a lunar landscape which is wonderful, lots of flowers and wildlife running around. We were really surprised at this landscape; I had never seen anything like it before.
We then visited Corcomroe Abbey a Cisterian abbey on the way back towards Galway Bay. We stopped at Galway Bay in a village called Kinvarra where we took a 10 minute walk to a castle called Dun Guaire castle. This was pretty cool but was about the 20th castle I seen that day, and im not joking.
So after that it was afternoon and we meandered our way back to Dublin where we got back at a healthy time of 6:45 p.m. ready for dinner. Keith, our guide was excellent. Thanks guys,
So if you want a real good tour when you get to Ireland check out http://www.cliffsofmohertours.ie
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We run outdoor and cultural tours of Ireland. We are based in Dublin but tour nationwide. Some of our day tours include 1 day tours to the cliffs of Moher and the Giants Causeway, http://www.cliffsofmohertours.ie and http://www.giantscausewaytours.ie