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Name Cliffs of Moher County Nearest Town Doolin Access Road N67 About In the list of places that one must see on a visit to Ireland, the Cliffs of Moher must surely rank at or very close to the top.

The Cliffs are 214m high at the highest point and range for a distance of eight kilometres over the Atlantic Ocean on the western seaboard of County Clare.

They are located in the parish of Liscannor at the south-west edge of the Burren area near the town of Doolin, which is famous for the music sessions that take place there throughout the summer.

O’ Brien’s Tower stands proudly on a headland of the majestic Cliffs.

From the Cliffs, 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.

Moher Tower, located at Hag’s Head, is a square stone ruin.

It appears to be the remains of a watchtower placed during Napoleon’s reign in Europe.

In 2007, a stunning Visitor Centre was opened by Clare County Council.

This magnificent piece of architecture is set into the topography of the cliffs and provides incredible views of this great natural wonder.

There is an IMAX 360 degree virtual tour of the cliffs which is quite awesome.

Nothing beats the reality though, and a walk along the edge illustrates the forces of nature that created and carved these cliffs.

The devastating power of the Atlantic Ocean crashing into cliffs is deafening and leaves one reeling at the unharnessed power of nature.

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