Come rain or shine, these cliffs hanging over the sea offer incredible views
The cliffs of Ireland
Imagine that, although it means crossing right from one side of Ireland to the other, it only takes three hours from when you leave Dublin to reach the fabled Cliffs of Moher. You’ll almost certainly recognise them as soon as you get there due to the number of films and videoclips that have been shot with the backdrop of this amazing geological formation, which at four miles from the Atlantic Ocean stands 120 metres above it. The view is stunning, regardless of whether you go on a clear day or when the cliffs are covered by thick fog hanging over a rough sea. From the lookout point of O’Brien Tower, built in 1835, you can contemplate nature at its wildest, a spot where numerous ships of the Spanish Armada ran aground at times of invasions, wars and defeats. If you don’t want to go back to Dublin the same day, Galway Bay is a good place to look for a restaurant and a place to stay, and you can continue your excursion first through the prehistoric remains of The Burren and then those of Norman castles which crop up on the way there.