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CLIFFS of MOHER TOUR - ITINERARY

The Cliffs of Moher tour is a day tour starting and ending in Killarney featuring a drive past Bunratty Castle and Folk Park to Ireland’s most visited natural attraction. At the cliffs tour can be adapted  to form a segment of the Wild Atlantic Way with a trip around the Burren with drop off in Galway.

Following a pick up from your accommodation.  Our itinerary then proceeds along segments of the Wild Atlantic Way  as follows:

Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

 

Bunratty Castle - built in 1425 - is the best preserved medieval fortress in Ireland.  It was restored in 1954 to its former medieval splendor complete with 15th and 16th century furnishings, tapestries, and works of art.  You can explore at your own leisure; let your imagination recreate the mood of those times and marvel at the fixtures and fittings. At night time, the castle is the impressive setting for the popular medieval castle banquets.

At the Folk Park. Here you can absorb the sights, sounds, tastes and scents of an earlier time as you stroll from house to house around the charming village. The street is  complete with school, post office, doctors house, hardware shop, printers and of course McNamara’s pub.  The gardens of the Park - modelled on the original Regency period garden which supplied fruit, vegetables, and flowers to Bunratty House - have been refurbished in typical Victorian style.

Cliffs of Moher

The cliffs stand 214m (702 feet) at their highest point and stretch for 8 kilometres (5 miles) along the Atlantic. they command magical vistas that will capture your heart and live in your memory forever. On a clear day you can see the Aran Islands,  Galway Bay, as well as the Twelve Pins and the Maum Turk mountains in Connemara. Loop Head, the Dingle Peninsula and Blasket Islands can be seen to the south. O' Briens tower lies  near the highest point and  serves as a viewing point for visitors. The cliffs are home to thousands of seabirds, including puffins. 

The Burren

The Burren exhibits a unique lunar like landscape - a vast cracked pavement of exposed glacial-era limestone. It is renown for  cliffs and caves, fossils, rock formations and archaeological sites. It also hosts a rich  mixture of fauna and floral species.  On the run to Galway we pass examples of all major habitats within the Burren: Limestone Pavement, Calcareous Grassland, Hazel scrub, Ash/Hazel Woodland, Turloughs, Lakes, Petrifying Springs, Cliffs and Fen.