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Cliffs of Moher

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The Cliffs of Moher are a range of cliffs near the town of Liscannor on the western coast of  Ireland. They rise to 214 m above the Atlantic Ocean over a length of eight kilometers.


A natural attraction

An unmissable place for tourism in Ireland is the most visited natural site in the country; the Cliffs of Moher fascinate with their beauty and dizzying slopes. These masses of limestone and shale eroded by the wind and the ocean often unleashed near these coasts are trampled by more than a million tourists a year, not without consequences on the wild nature. Improvements had to be built to protect this exceptional site.

Since 2008, this area has been protected in order to preserve the fauna, mainly made up of sea birds. The presence of the human being materialized by the construction of numerous partitions or stone walls.

The O'Brien Tower was built in the middle of the cliffs in 1835 by Sir Cornelius O'Brien to provide a vantage point for many tourists who already came to the site. On a clear day, you can see in addition to the Aran Islands and Galway Bay, which lie off the Connemara Mountains (the Maumturk and the Twelve Bens).

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