I has visited the Cliffs of Moher before, I had proposed on top of the Cliffs of Moher to my other half, so decided to pay them a visit again.
So twhat are the main facts about the Cliffs:
a) They are designated as a special protected area (SPA) under the EU Birds Directive 1979.
b) The cliffs are the home to Ireland's largest mainland seabird nesting colony.
c) They rise up to 214m at the highest point
d) They cover a range of 8km
e) Beneath the cliffs if the famous Aileen's wave, producing up to 30ft waves
f) One of the sea caves at the bottom of the cliffs was used in Harry potter & the half blood prince
My first walk was towards o'Brien's tower. This tower was built in 1835 by Cornelius O'Brien as a viewing point for tourists.
And on the day i visited the Cliffs of Moher, the sun was beaming down on the 100's of tourists visiting these majestic cliffs although it was only mid February.
After o'brien's tower, I decided to walk towards the South platform and beyond so i would get great views of An Branan Mor (Sea Stack).
This seastack stands at 67 m tall and was once part of the cliffs, but coastal erosion slowly removed the layers of rock joining it to the mainland.
After my walk, I decided to head into the visitor centre building which opened it's doors in 2007. The centre is set into the hill minimizing the visual impact.
Within the centre, you can enjoy the cliff exhibition or watch the 2 short movies " The Clare Journey" or the " ledge experience". There is also a restaurant and a tourist souvenir shop.