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Cliffs of Moher, Republic of Ireland

Today we left Galway and continued our southern heading journey towards the famous Cliffs of Moher. Along the way we stopped at Dunguaire Castle for a quick photo-op. The bus dropped us off at the car park, it was here we discovered there was a back door! (So I’m a bit of keener and sat near the front of the bus and this was the first time we used that entrance!)

The castle was built in 1520 and sits just outside of Galway, the castle is open for guided tours but this was a quick stop for us so beyond enjoying some photos and the breeze as you can see from the flag and my hair we continued on our journey.

Next Stop was the “Little” Cliffs of Moher

Our next stop, the cliffs of Moher!!!! Just kidding, before we got to the cliffs we had a short park on the side of the road at what our Guide Gemma dubbed “The Little Cliffs of Moher” where the rock face stood about 20ft above the ocean. We had a chance to wander around the site and look over the edge, we were the only tourists when we arrived but a couple of cars stopped and other tourists came down to see the site as well while we hung out enjoying the wonderful weather.

The “Little Cliffs of Moher”

The make-up of our Shamrocker Tour Group had changed from the northern portion of the All Ireland Rocker, with tour-mates on the Giant Rocker (Northern Tour) having left back to Dublin and the tour-mates on the Southern Rocker joining us. It was time to get another group photo!

Now the cliffs of Moher have their own micro climate due to the ocean air currents coming up against such a sudden tall land barrier, so despite our luck with the weather it was a coin toss what kind of weather we were going to encounter at the cliffs, we got lucky, more clear skies!

The Cliffs of Moher!
Additional Cliffs of Moher – There is a Significant Trek if one has the time to venture along the craggy cliffs
Recently they have started putting up barriers to keep tourists from the edges of the cliffs but if you walk far enough you can reach a point where the slate stones no longer separate you from the cliff.
You really need to visit the Cliffs of Moher yourself to truly appreciate how awe inspiring they really are!

One Last photo from the Cliffs of Moher as I head back to towards the bus so we can head to our next exciting location!

One Last Look at the Cliffs

By Graeme

Graeme is a traveler who enjoys photographing pretty much anything. He is also the webmaster for MegaPixelTravel.com

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