Last week I shared how combining a work trip to Ireland with our 20th wedding anniversary turned a difficult situation into a pleasant surprise for us both. I also promised to share our visit to the Cliffs of Moher during this trip. So here we go!
A Picturesque View From the Sea Cliffs
The Cliffs of Moher are sea cliffs that run for about 9 miles. They have been carved by nature over time and are home to a vast array of flora and fauna as well as marine life. Several movies have been filmed here, the most popular ones being Harry Potter and The Princess Bride. Did you know that around 1.5 million people visit the cliffs every year? Incredible right?
The Spectacular Cliffs of Moher Visitor Center
Another fascinating fact is that the Visitor Center that is built into a hillside close to the cliffs cost €32 million! The goal was to build a modern center without intrusive man made facilities. Even if you come on a day where the fog is so significant that you can’t enjoy the spectacular views, the visitor center is equipped with huge multimedia screens. These screens give visitors a bird’s-eye view from the cliffs and the underwater caves below the cliffs.
This is especially important for visitors to the trip to the Cliffs. If you’re coming from Dublin, like we were, it is quite the journey! Our tour guides had actually forewarned us not to be angry or disappointed because the weather had not been cooperating and they have not had a clear view in over 6 weeks.
Rewarded With A Crystal Clear View
We got super lucky and were rewarded with magnificent crystal clear views. I love how crisp the air was and how free you felt in such a vast, untouched and open land. The musicians playing the bagpipes as we walked towards the cliffs filled my heart with so much joy.
Click on the video below to listen!
What would you like to know about our visit? Have you been to Ireland or the Cliffs of Moher?
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XoXo, Mirfie & the Chan Fam
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