Cliffs of Moher (Atlantic Edge Exhibition)
Liscannor, Co Clare
Phone: 065 7086141
- O’Brien’s Tower
- Puffins on Goat Island April to July
- Ireland’s largest mainland seabird colony
- View the Aran Islands, Kerry Mountains and Galway Bay
- Healthy and scenic Cliff walks
- Live traditional music along the Cliff edge
- Rangers on the Cliffs offering information
- Many picnic areas and picnic tables
- Puffins Nest Café
- Long Dock Restaurant
- Shannon Heritage Gift Shop
- Cliffs of Moher Bird ID Cards
The Cliffs of Moher are Ireland's most visited natural attraction. The Cliffs of Moher are 214m high at the highest point and range for 8 kilometers over the Atlantic Ocean on the western seaboard of County Clare. From the Cliffs of Moher one can see the Aran Islands Galway Bay as well as The Twelve Pins the Maum Turk Mountains in Connemara and Loop Head to the South. A unique experience is always encountered at the Cliffs including stunning views of the dramatic Atlantic coastline along 600m of pathways.
Eco-friendly Visitor Centre is set into the hillside and offers an all weather experience. The centre is a unique cave like structure which minimises the visual impact on this fabulous scenic location and uses a range of energy saving and eco-friendly features including geo-thermal solar energy and water recycling.
Atlantic Edge Exhibition is a must see in the visitor centre and is the ideal way to learn about the Cliffs of Moher. The “Ledge Theatre” gives a virtual reality birds eye view of Cliff edge life above and below sea level.
O'Brien’s Tower was built in 1835 by local landlord Cornelius O'Brien as a viewing point for the tourists that even then were flocking to the Cliffs of Moher. The tower stands near the highest point of 214m. The views from the top are spectacular, the tower is open daily for tours of the exhibition on the first floor and the viewing area at the top. The Aill na Searrach wave view point is at O'Brien’s Tower. Aill na Searrach is the place where the 40ft wave raises it's head several times a year. Surfers can be seen surfing the wave from this point.
Cliffs of Moher Admission per person 2010
Adult: €6.00; Children under 16: Free; Senior Citizen: €4.00; Student: €4.00; Disabled Visitor: €4.00.
The admission charge includes entry to the visitor centre, all external areas of the visitor zone including the cliff pathways and platforms, unlimited vehicle parking and provision of first aid facilities and safety onsite. Admission to the Cliffs Exhibition is also included.