Unchanged for millennia, visitors have flocked to the Cliffs since the 19th century to marvel at their splendour. They are now a Signature Discovery Point on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way and offer a world-class visitor experience.
The Cliffs are home to Ireland’s largest mainland seabird colony with up to 30,000 breeding pairs and the popular Puffins, which can be seen from April to July. There are 750m of safe pathways and raised viewing platforms along the cliff edge which allow you to enjoy a spectacular view and healthy cliff walk.
The award-winning eco-friendly visitor centre opened in 2007 and is set into the hillside offering an all-weather experience. Inside are the public toilets, gift shops, cafés, first aid facilities, and visitor information.
The Cliffs Exhibition must be seen and brings to life the story of the Cliffs of Moher, presenting the geology, wildlife and human aspects of the Cliffs in an entertaining and educational way.
O’Brien’s Tower, built by local landlord Cornelius O’Brien as a viewing point for visitors in 1835, stands at the highest point of the Cliffs and offers the best photo opportunity from the top viewing platform. Amazingly, one can view 5 surrounding counties and the Aran Islands on a clear day!
Rangers are onsite for conservation and safety and offer cliff edge guiding and information on wildlife and geology. Why not come later in the day to enjoy a magical sunset and spectacular photo opportunities?
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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