Cliffs of Moher
Located along the west coast of Ireland, the Cliffs of Moher stand a staggering 214 m (702 feet) above the Atlantic Ocean. From the tops of these sheer cliffs, one can wander along this 8 km (5 miles) stretch taking in the sights and sounds of this beautiful landscape. Be prepared to stay for at least a couple hours, if not more! You will often spot cows grazing in the pastures nearby. They definitely aren’t shy around tourists since many of them are often right next to the path, unbothered by those passing through.
My fondest memory of the cliffs was standing along the edge quite a ways out from the beginning point, and looking out towards the incoming storm system. You could physically see the clouds creeping closer, and the water slowly becoming more turbulent – what a cool sight to see!
The Dingle Peninsula is a scenic 47 km (30 miles) drive characterized by its rolling green pastures, central mountain range, rugged cliff sides and ancient archeological sites. Begin your drive in the charming town of Dingle. Stop by a local pub for a pint of beer or grab a quick bite to eat at any the quaint family restaurants. We grabbed some delicious fish and chips from Out of the Blue and a scoop of homemade ice cream from Murphy’s before setting out for the day.