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Wild Joy Wanders: The Cliffs of Moher

One of the only things I put on my one hundred percent, you *must* do list of Ireland is visiting these cliffs. While we were in Ireland we stayed right outside of Dublin, which is all the way on the opposite side of the country from the Cliffs of Moher. We had a rental car though, and the drive to the cliffs isn’t a bad one, taking about 3 and a half hours on the M7 highway. The best time to get to the cliffs is early in the day, so we set out around mid-day, with a plan to make it most of the way there, and find a bed and breakfast to spend the night in. The place we found had JUST the right number of rooms left for us (one single, and one double room.) It was like destiny!!

We had a pretty lovely time wandering around Bunratty that evening. We got in around 7pm, and since it was summer, we had a good many hours until the sun went down around 11 to walk around and explore. We grabbed a bite to eat, and then just walked around the little shops and pubs.

The next day we got up fairly early, and headed out. We got to the cliffs around 9am, and at first it was chilly and overcast. However, the sunshine and warmth managed to find us about an hour into our visit, it warmed up into the 80s, which was crazy.

The cliffs were one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen. When you start out, there is a fenced tourist area, where most of the people will be. My favorite part was the cliff hike, which is a 2.5 mile trail along the cliffs. It was intense. There are no rails or guards, you can get right up to the edge (but, like, don’t do that.) It was amazing, and I’m so glad that we went. There were a few people that warned us it might be too touristy and packed, but as soon as you get past the part of the hike with the rails, the crowds thin waaaay out. It was peaceful, and gorgeous, and I hope I can go back one day.


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    • Thank you so much Kate!! It was one of the most amazing experiences I’ve ever had, no question :)