Walk the safe, paved pathways and view the famous Cliffs of Moher on Europe’s western frontier, offering spectacular vistas over sea, land and sky.
Towering above the Atlantic Ocean and overlooking an expansive horizon, the Cliffs of Moher have that rare capacity to take your breath away. The Cliffs are situated within the Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark.
The 800 metres of pathways lead to beautifully appointed viewing areas from which the Aran Islands, Galway Bay, the Maamtaurks and even faraway Kerry can be viewed on fine days. Speak to experienced guides who illuminate the story of O’Brien’s tower and share knowledge of history, mythology, geology, and folklore.
The visitor centre is nestled into the hillside and it’s eco-friendly design has minimal visual impact on the surrounding landscape. The unique cavelike structure accommodates a full range of facilities and attractions underground.
Enjoy locally sourced gourmet food from one of the cafes or order a picnic to enjoy whilst drinking in the views. Browse the craftworkers street along the promenade outside the centre, as well as the craft and gift store within, which offer a wide range of locally produced goods.
The Cliffs of Moher hosts major colonies of nesting sea birds and is one of the country’s most important bird-breeding sites. The area has been designated a Special Protection Area (SPA) for Birds and Wildlife. View the antics of the 30,000 pairs of seabirds that nest at the cliffs during breeding season. Binoculars are available on loan.
Open Daily Year Round
November to February: 09.00-17.00
March, April, September & October: 08.00-19.00
May to August: 08.00-21.00
Last admission: 30 minutes before closing
Visit duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Closed: December 24-26
Please book your tickets online at https://bookings.cliffsofmoher.ie/ to be sure of entry.
Reduced rates available online only for off-peak visits (08:00-10:59 & 16:00-close)
Early bird and sunset visitors will be rewarded with a much quieter peaceful experience
LANGUAGES: Free leaflets available in Irish, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Latvian, Russian, Chinese, Mandarin, Japanese and Hindi.
DINING / REFRESHMENTS: The Puffin’s Nest Café provides hot & cold drinks, sandwiches, soup, salads, cakes and more. The Cliffs View Café provides tasty home-cooked meals, snacks and baking. Picnic tables also available.
SHOPPING: Gift shops selling souvenirs and gift items from Cliffs branded merchandise to guide books, DVDs, jewellery and craft items.
PARKING: Car and coach parking on-site (included in ticket prices).
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: The Visitor Centre is fully accessible and includes accessible toilets. The cliff viewing areas are partially accessible.
GROUPS: Group rates available (minimum 10 people). Pre-booking required.
WI-FI & APP: Free Wi-Fi available in the Visitor Centre, main viewing platform and Cliffs View Café. Free Cliffs of Moher Audio Guide App for Android and Apple devices available.
WEATHER: During times of high winds or hazardous weather conditions Met Eireann weather warning protocols are followed. During Yellow Warnings, visitors are required to exercise extra caution. Orange Status means conditions are too hazardous to visit the Cliffs, although the centre remains open as a refuge for those already on-site. During a Red Warning, the centre closes and all visitors and staff are evacuated.
TOP TIP: Stay the night in County Clare and visit in early morning to avail of reduced rates (available online only), and enjoy a much quieter, peaceful experience.
ACCOLADES & AWARDS:
The Cliffs are located on the West Coast of Ireland, close to Liscannor village in Co. Clare. They are easily accessed by road from Galway (1.5 hours), Ennis (40 minutes), Limerick (1.5 hours) and from the ferry to and from Killimer in Kerry (45 minutes). Dublin is approximately 3.5 hours via Limerick.
Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare, Ireland
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