Cliffs of Moher, Ireland
The island of Ireland makes a good phrase that says that the best essences are stored in small bottles. Having lived almost 9 years in it, I think it is the definition that best fits the reality of the Emerald Island.
And it is that emerald are its forests, fields and even, in some points, its waters. It is a beautiful place populated by open and friendly people that make you feel at home.
Among so much natural beauty, there are some points in Ireland that stand out above the others. It is the case of cliffs of Moher, considered the first tourist attraction in Ireland.
I visited the Cliffs of Moher on no less than 5 occasions during the years I spent there, and I recognize that I never got tired of doing it. It was the place where I took all the friends and family who came to visit me for the first time and wanted to know something about the island. A classic that never failed.
If you are planning a trip through Ireland and want to visit the Cliffs of Moher, Here I leave you a good guide, based on my experience, so that you do it in the best possible way:
You have several options to reach the cliffs of Moher
The cliffs of Moher are on the west coast of Ireland, somewhat below the central point of it.
Most travelers visiting the Cliffs of Moher decide to do so from Dublin.
The roads of Ireland are not exactly the best in Europe and once you leave the comfort of the two lanes in each direction of the M4 (the road that crosses the central part of Ireland from east to west), you enter what comes to be a tangle of narrow side roads in which you have to keep watching that the sides of your car do not rub with any fence of the farms or houses that you find along the way.
The distance that separates Dublin from the cliffs of Moher is 286 km and travel time usually exceeds 3 hours (without stops).
Another option, much more comfortable, is to spend two or three days on the excursion and first explore the nice and vibrant city of Galway.
You can spend a night in it and leave the next morning towards the cliffs of Moher. The distance from Galway to the cliffs is about 75 km.
On the other hand, if you have more days we advise you to read our article dedicated to our favorite routes by car through western Ireland.
Fields near the cliffs