Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Cliffs of Moher

           Cliffs of Moher is one of the outstanding  features of coastal Ireland. Located in County Clare and just south from the village Doolin and Burren.  The cliffs  got it’s name from the ruined of fort “Mothar” closed to the site which was built 1st century BC. It was originally a site of  gigantic  river delta that were formed 320 million years ago.

Cliffs of Moher At Sunset

           Being almost vertical their sheer drop into the heaving Atlantic ocean is a haven  for sea birds. The highest point of the cliff is the O’Brien Tower. From the cliffs  we can see the Aran Island, Galway Bay, Twelve Pins, and  Maum Turk Mountain to the north and Loop Head to the south.

Cliffs of Moher
Doolin Village View From The Cliffs of Moher

          Being  the haven for sea birds, the Cliffs  of Moher  is home to huge number of nesting birds, These include the Atlantic Puffin, Razorbills, and Common Gull.

          At   the downhill  there’s  a visitor center  where  an  audio visual  theater, restaurant, exhibition and retail area. You can find various  of  souvenir  mainly on the cliff.
O'Brien  Tower

         Such a  beautiful  and spectacular  panorama and one of the most impressive landscape and a heaven for photographers.  Many film makers  came to the Cliffs of Moher to capture the panorama in their film. Such a popular that have been shot here are Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince. Cliffs of Moher the natural landscape and beauty of the  Irish.

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