Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher are a major tourist attraction in Ireland. Realizing this potential Cornelius O’Brian built a tower near the highest point of the cliffs so that he and others could admire the beautiful views the cliffs had to offer. When we arrived it was chilly, windy, and rainy but even poor weather conditions could not diminish the beauty of the Cliffs of Moher. At the highest point they stand at more than 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. They are made of sandstone and shale and were formed through erosion by the continuous waves in the Atlantic Ocean and frequent rainfall in Ireland.  The top of the cliffs can be very windy at times and there isn’t fencing around all the cliff edges either. The Irish say there are an average of 10-15 deaths every year occurring from those that chose to ignore the warning signs that read, “Do not go beyond this point”. Some who continue beyond the safety of the rock barricades are blown off the cliffs by high winds. The Cliffs of Moher are a stunningly beautiful sight to behold!


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