The Cliffs of Moher have been one of Ireland’s most popular tourist attractions, and for good reason! Standing 214m (702 feet) at their highest point they stretch for 8 kilometres (5 miles) along the Atlantic coast of County Clare in the west of Ireland. From the Cliffs of Moher on a clear day one can see the Aran Islands and Galway Bay, as well as the Twelve Pins and the Maum Turk mountains in Connemara, Loop Head to the south and the Dingle Peninsula and Blasket Islands in Kerry. O’Brien’s Tower stands near the highest point and has served as a viewing point for visitors for hundreds of years.
There is no question why these epic Cliffs have appeared in a number of Hollywood films such as “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” “Blind Pass,” and “The Princess Bride.” The Cliffs are inviting with allure of lost secrets and mysteries to the breaking water that crash up against their bases.
Musical performance in the open air at the Cliffs of Moher has been a long standing tradition. Visiting bands and choirs often request to perform onsite and local groups including school groups conduct charity and community performances. Here you can hear the Celtic harp played on the cliff edge, enjoy jigs and reels by tin whistle and flute players, be serenaded by ballads from banjo and guitar players and enjoy the concertina played to the accompaniment of the birds cries.
If the famous Irish legends and stories are of interest to you, the Cliffs have even more to offer you still. Here you can hear tales about the Mermaid of Moher, the Corpse Eating Eel, the Lost City of Kilstiffen, the Leap of the Foals, and the love story of the Hag and Cu Chulainn.
No matter what your interests, the Cliffs of Moher have so much to offer beyond their breathtaking views. Without a doubt, be sure to visit this amazing natural giant.