How Old are the Cliffs of Moher?
The cliffs are 320 MILLION years old.
Ancient rivers laid down sediments on the sea bed to form the rocks of the Cliffs of Moher – sandstone, siltstone and shale.
How High are the Cliffs of Moher?
The Cliffs of Moher are 702 feet (214 meters) high and span across eight miles (12.8 km) along the Wild Atlantic Way. The highest point is at Knockarden, near O’Brien’s Tower, which was built by Cornelius O’Brien in 1835.
They are not the highest cliffs in Ireland (the tallest cliffs in Ireland and Britain are at Croghaun on Achill Island off the Mayo coast at 688m). But the Cliffs of Moher are the steepest, due to the type of rocks here – see above!
Is There Any Movie Magic to the Cliffs of Moher?
These cliffs have made more film appearances than some movie stars..These include Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Ryan’s Daughter, The Mackintosh Man, and the Princess Bride.
What Birds Nest at the Cliffs of Moher?
The Cliffs of Moher are home to 40,000 birds from 29 different species including Puffins, Razorbills, Guillemots, Kittiwakes and Chough. The seabirds nest all along the rock shelves and especially on the sea stack An Bhreanan Mor, which is best seen from our Cliffs of Moher cruise. The famous Atlantic Puffins burrow into the grassy sections, hiding away from predators.
How Many Visitors Are There to the Cliffs of Moher Each Year?
In 2014, more than 1 million visitors came to these spectacular cliffs, which meant for the first time ever, the Cliffs of Moher overtook Dublin Zoo as Ireland’s second most popular tourist attraction (the Guinness Storehouse is #1).
The number of people visiting the north Clare hot spot has climbed by more than 15pc in 2015, prompting management to urge visitors to come at off-peak times to avoid the large crowds.
Want to See the Cliffs of Moher?
Join Groupit Travel for our exclusive, private group tour, Irish Invasion 2017, as we spend St. Paddy's Day week in Ireland.
Click Here for more information. Stacey Ray, CEO of Groupit Travel, will be escorting this trip and is a Certified Destination Specialist in Ireland! You can also contact her at 919-578-9028, ext. 101 or by email
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