The cliffs were one of my favorite things in Ireland. The cliffs run for about 5 miles, but there is only one “official area” where most everyone goes.
You are warned of the risk of falling.
I love this sign! They did have t-shirts with this printed on them, but I didn’t get one. Maybe I should have 😀
We had downloaded an app that gave an audio tour of the cliffs – and it was free! It was fun to have that.
The cliffs are truly breathtaking.
I was just kind of gaping at them because it really is impressive. It almost didn’t seem real to look at.
This is one of those times when the camera just does not do something justice. The cliffs are majestic. We were there in the morning, so there was some mist on one side. The sun was hitting the other side of the cliffs.
The highest point of the cliffs is O’Brien’s tower:
This looks huge here, but it’s not like a castle or anything. The tower was built in 1835 as a viewing platform for the cliffs. You can pay money and go up into the tower, but it’s really not that much higher than the wall you can see just to the left in that picture.
From here, you can see the Aran islands:
We got the the end of the official visitors area and then crossed over to the footpath. You are warned when you go past it that it is at your own risk. The footpaths run almost the whole 5 miles, I think.
It is scarily close to the edge. If it was really windy, we wouldn’t have been on it.
The cliffs on this side:
You can see all the people walking along the path behind us. They look like goats on a mountain!
Where we came from:
Strike a pose!
You can see O’Brien’s tower almost at the middle of the picture. I am glad we decided to walk along the trail for a while. It’s beautiful.
We turned around and went back to the other side. It was very sunny by this point.
When you turn around from the cliffs, this is the view behind you:
Yes, the cows were that close to the viewing areas, although there was a wire fence between them and the people.
Here is a view from the other side looking at O’Brien’s tower:
This is definitely a must-see for anyone going to Ireland. Very impressive. I would love to go back again and view in the evening to see the sun setting on the cliffs. We are already talking about what we would do the next time we go to Ireland LOL!