Located at the south-western edge of the Burren region in County Clare and part of the Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark, they soar 120 metres (393 feet) above the Atlantic Ocean at Hag’s Head to their maximum height of 214 metres (702 feet) just north of O’Brien’s Tower. The cliffs are named after an old fort called Moher, which once stood on Hag’s Head.
There are over 1,968 feet of pathways and viewing platforms along the cliff edge, offering great views of the Aran Islands, Connemara’s Twelve Bens and Galway Bay, and even as far as Kerry’s Dingle Peninsula. Thousands of seabirds wheel around overhead. The variety of birdlife here is quite incredible, and the cliffs are a designated Special Protection Area.
Serious walkers can follow a range of signposted 2 or 3 hour walks. Or if you prefer a guided tour of the cliffs as a way to learn more about them, then take a nature walk with one of the Cliffs of Moher Rangers from the Visitor Centre.