Cliffs of Moher are top of the list in every travel guide and a ‘must visit’ in Ireland. We have to admit they are spectacular and have one of the most dramatic landscapes from all the cliffs we have visited. It is much easier to show its beauty on the photos then talking about it so we have some cool shoots for you to enjoy.
Cliffs of Moher were our main destination of the day. As usual when traveling to the west coast we have been checking weather constantly as it changes quickly and can be unpredictable. When you are travelling in Ireland the best way to check the weather is on met.ie. New version of the website is actually really good you can check the weather hourly for 3 days ahead in every part of the country. As per meteorological institute there supposed to be clouds at 10am but we were hoping weather will change shortly after. When we got there it was dark as night, wind was blowing it started to rain – we were freezing cold! Cliffs looked really dark and unwelcoming. But grandeur of cliffs of Moher can’t be overshadowed by weather nor tourist crowds (which is most likely when you visit). We would love to come back and stay in one of nearby BnB to watch golden hour from tourist free cliffs. Luckily the weather changed dramatically and we could enjoy the views in rays of the sun.
Admission is not free anymore and you have to pay 8 euros when entering the car park but you are not paying for parking it is an entrance fee. You can park the car somewhere else but you will probably have to walk few kilometers there is no system in place to check the tickets yet so we’ll leave it up to your conscience. You can also buy ticket upfront cheaper in there.
When you visiting cliffs you can enter O’Brien’s tower to climb a few stairs but we were satisfied enough with the views and left it for another time.
Cliff trail is fenced due to security reasons, you can bypass and go to the edge but you have to be really careful in high winds of when wet it is easy to slip and accidents happened before.
We were planning to eat in Galway (didn’t manage as ran out of time) but got hungry while on cliffs. Michelin publish list of the best pubs in UK and Ireland and we are always checking if there is anything around. This time it was one just 4km from Cliffs – Vaughan’s Anchor Inn Pub so we didn’t think twice. At his time of the day they had short lunch menu on offer with prices in usual range. We took Fish and Chips for 16 euros and Prawns with chips for 19 euros. Fish portion was enormous with crispy batter – super tasty! All made in house including tartar sauce. It was probably the best F&C ever and service was super efficient and quick.
If you visiting Cliffs of Moher do not hesitate to lunch in this pub. Full list of Michelin pubs you can find there. We want to visit all 30 of them so far, we are not disappointed and we will keep you updated on the progress.