Cliff Coast

Raw beauty and timeless traditions on the Wild Atlantic Way

The Cliffs of Moher, County Clare

Speaking about the Cliff Coast, Lonely Planet said, “The land is hard, the soul is not." It's here that Ice-Age landscapes meet west-coast warmth and unbroken views connect the mountains to the islands that dot the Atlantic.

Improbable landscapes like The Burren and the Cliffs of Moher hum with rare plants, puffin colonies and dolphins, while Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney described it as a place that can “catch the heart off guard and blow it open.” Enough said.

Cliffs of Moher
Cliffs of Moher

No Ireland bucket-list is complete without a trip to the Cliffs of Moher. Part of a UNESCO Global Geopark and Special Protection Area, these iconic rock stars soar to heights of 214 metres (702 feet) at their highest and are home to over 20 species of seabirds. Signposted routes and nature trails make walking here a pleasure, as do the panoramic seascapes of the Aran Islands, Galway Bay, Twelve Bens mountains and the Dingle Peninsula. Insider tip: book online for the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience and you'll get the best rates, best times and guaranteed entry. Avoid the crowds and enjoy reduced rates if you visit before 11am or after 4pm.

Loop Head
Loop Head

Loop Head is a lot of things. Scenic peninsula, coastal drive, award-winning travel destination, maritime beacon and whale-watching paradise, to name a few. Huge Atlantic swells pound miles of sheer granite cliffs and weather-beaten caves, making for some dramatic road trips. Perched at its tip is Loop Lighthouse. Established in 1670, it claims views across the Blasket Islands and allows visitors to sleep in the Lightkeeper’s House.

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