Situated in County Clare and bordering the Burren Area, the Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland's most spectacular sights. Standing 230 metres above the ground at their highest point and 8km long, the Cliffs boast one of the most amazing views in Ireland. On a clear day, the Aran Islands are visible in Galway Bay as well as the valleys and hills of Connemara. To the south of the cliffs is Hag's Head and the cliffs reach their highest point just north of O' Brien's Tower. The Tower was built by Cornelius O' Brien, a descendant of Brian Boru, to impress female visitors. The seastack, Breanan Msr, stands over 70 metres above the foaming waves.
You are advised to dress warmly when visiting the cliffs because of the cool Atlantic winds blowing in off the ocean. Nevertheless, a walk along the cliffs is not to be missed. Be very careful as there are no safety barriers and sections of the cliff sometimes give way. Those with a head for heights can easily walk to the edge of the cliff and view the Atlantic Ocean below. There is a tourist centre and a small shop, which sells souvenirs. The Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland's most visited attractions and when you've been there, you'll know why.