The Cliffs Of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher in Co. Clare are one of the most visited and impressive tourist attractions in Ireland.  They rise to a maximum height of 214 metres, and have been used as a location for films such as The Princess Bride (as the Cliffs of Insanity), and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.  I had visited them several times but was never lucky enough to get good light for photography.  In July 2013 however, on a family holiday in Clare, the bad weather we had suffered for most of the week, cleared briefly one evening.  I made a dash from Ennistymon where we were staying, to the cliffs, arriving as the last light was fading.  As dark was falling there was no time for a walk to Hags Head at the Southern end of the cliffs, but the late hour meant I almost had the place to myself.

The cliffs catching the last of the evening sun.  You can just make out Moher Tower at the far end of the cliffs, built as a look-out tower during the Napoleonic Wars.

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Looking North to O’Brien’s Tower and Branaunmore sea stack.

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O’Brien’s Tower against the sunset.  The tower was supposedly built to impress women!

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The view to the North of the tower.

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A final shot of the cliffs in the twilight.

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