Ireland’s #1 Must-See Destination!

Céad Míle Fáilte! An Irish saying for “a hundred thousand welcome’s!”

The Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland are such beautiful countries! You must go! Explore both of them from one end to another. You will see such rich scenery and be graced by such warm hospitable hearts. So many beautiful places to see! So many beautiful people to meet!

The Cliffs of Moher, however, was by far the most beautiful spot of our whole trip. It brought me to tears. I AM. NOT. KIDDING.

Starting from the parking lot you will find even from the side walks, the shops’ building structure, and the signs are all formed like the zig-zag’s of the cliff’s. I was wooed! Oof!

My husband and I approached the safety-barrier of the cliffs and at first sight of the view, I grasped my husband’s hand tightly. My breath was literally vacuumed out of me! I began to cry, but not like a sob. I was rather silent, breathless even. Still, I cried for a good moment. What a sight!

We could chalk this up to “she’s a really sensitive person,” and I am lol. But I’m just gonna leave these photos right here, and uh, you know, let them speak for themselves.

You’ve come to the right place!

We started on the Cliffs trail about midday. The whole hike from the beginning to the end of the cliffs was about 5 miles (about 8km). The sun had already gone down by the time my husband and I reached the end, rendering us having to walk back in the dark. This is not the best thing to do on this trail. Many parts of the trail follow along the edge of the cliffs with no barriers!  

Luckily for us, we had our headlamps in our day-backpack. Preparation is a survival skill, my friends. Sadly, the cliffs have a long history of people falling from the edge, so be very careful. Watch your footing and no horsing around!

The view from the beginning of the trail.

Approaching the naked edge of the Cliffs of Moher for the first time. The video was taken by Carey Crawley.

Cliffs of Moher.

Sabrina, at the beginning of the trail, looking at the trail’s end.

A look back at O’Brien’s Tower.

A look back at O’Brien’s Tower.

A look back at O’Brien’s Tower.

Sunset at the Cliffs of Moher

At the beginning of the trail, you’ll find a small wood and wire fence where lovers would attach a lock, much like the tradition of the Pont des Arts (the Love Lock Bridge in Paris, France) and the Ha’penny Bridge (Dublin’s Love Lock Bridge). 

We knew about the Love Lock Bridge of Dublin and had purchased a lock for this purpose. However, when we saw the tradition done at the cliffs we thought immediately, this HAS to be the place for our love lock.  We wanted our love lock to be closer to the ocean. So, unfortunately, the fence didn’t suffice for us. 

There was a small building at the end of the trail. It could have been used for utilities at one point. However, it was completely gated off by a tall metal fence when we saw it. A part of the fence extended past the cliff, suspended over the ocean. Carey and I then looked at each other and nodded.

Sunset on our love lock at the Cliffs of Moher.

Our love lock at the end of the Cliffs of Moher trail.

For information and facts about the Cliffs of Moher, please visit their website!

Cliffs of Moher

Hope you enjoyed taking a virtual walk through our visit to one of Ireland’s most popular attractions. If you decide to make a trip and visit, definitely stay in the area. You’ll want plenty of time to explore.

Would you want to visit the Cliffs of Moher? Did you enjoy the photos, any particular favorite?

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