The Cliffs of Moher story

A full in depth history around the folklore of the Cliffs of Moher. Find out where the name Hags Head came from and who built O’Briens tower. Also included is some information about the Burren region and Doolin Cave.


The Cliffs of Moher tour is one of our most popular tours and a must see for any tourist.




There is plenty to do at the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience in County Clare and preparing for your visit will help you to get the most from it. How long you spend here will depend on how many of the different things you wish to do. Weather and the number of other visitors onsite will also have an impact. Remember this is one of the busiest visitor attractions on the island of Ireland.


Visiting the Cliffs

The busiest months are July & August and the busiest time of day is between 11am and 4pm. Weekend days are often busier than weekdays except during the school holidays. However, with long opening hours in the summer months and year round operation (closing only on 24th 25th & 26th December) it is possible to visit the Cliffs of Moher when it is not so busy at any time of the year.


Hiking along the Cliffs of Moher

There are over 600 meters of pathways and viewing platforms along the cliff edge. These allow the visitor to enjoy a spectacular and healthy cliff walk. The amazing views of the Cliffs, the famous Aran Islands, Kerry mountains, Galway Bay, O’Briens Tower and the thousands of seabirds make the Cliffs a magical place. If you are lucky on your stroll you will hear and see the Cliffs Buskers playing traditional Irish music along the Cliff pathways. Talking telescopes are dotted along the paths as you go.

If you are a serious walker or hiker there is the 20 kilometer Cliffs Coastal Trail that can be accessed from the Cliffs, the walk to or from Doolin to the Cliffs of Moher will take approximately 2.5 hours (8 kilometers). Starting at the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre a round trip to Hag’s Head (12 kilometers) will take approx. 3 hours.