Cliffs of Moher
Cliffs of Moher excursions depart regularly from Dublin and Galway, and typically include a guide and round-trip transportation. Some incorporate city tours, boat rides, or stops at sites such as Kilmacduagh Abbey and the Aran Islands. Multi-day Ireland adventures almost all visit the Cliffs of Moher, alongside Cork, Blarney Castle, the Ring of Kerry, and Galway Bay.
Once at the cliffs, explore several winding coastal trails and pathways, capture photos of the dramatic scenery, and visit the on-site Visitor Centre for educational exhibits and gift shops. The O’Brien’s Tower viewing platform provides stellar views over the Aran Islands, Galway, and the Atlantic Coast.
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Things to Know Before You Go
Tours from major Irish cities are typically the easiest and most convenient ways to experience the Cliffs of Moher.
Allocate at least two hours to explore the area.
Weather can greatly affect visibility at the Cliffs of Moher; in the case of foggy conditions, admission tickets can be reused in the next 24 hours.
The Cliffs of Moher site is both wheelchair- and stroller-accessible, and baby changing facilities are available.
There's also free Wi-Fi at the Visitor Centre.
How to Get There
Most tours to the Cliffs of Moher include convenient round-trip transportation and stop at other points of interest along the way. You can also reach the cliffs by car in a few hours from most major Irish cities and public buses run between Galway and the cliffs.
When to Get There
The Cliffs of Moher are a popular year-round destination, although you'll typically enjoy better weather and viewing conditions in the sunnier summer months. However, summer is also peak season at the cliffs, with the viewing platforms filling up around lunchtime. Visit in the morning or late afternoon to avoid the largest crowds, or take a chance on a quiet winter visit.
The Wild Atlantic Way
Found in the Burren National Park region of County Clare, the Cliffs of Moher form part of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way which runs from Cork to Donegal. Along with your stop at the iconic cliffs, see more of the Atlantic edge with a coastal drive that includes visits to Bunratty Castle, Corcomroe Abbey, Dunguaire Castle, the quaint fishing village of Kinvara, Galway Bay, and Connemara.
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