3 tips for visiting the Cliffs of Moher

1. Check the weather before visiting

The Cliffs of Moher sit above the Atlantic Ocean. It can get very foggy or windy or both. If you don’t want to end up with a picture like this below, check the weather forecast before going! It would a pity if you go all the way there and not be able to see anything!

Met Éireann (met.ie) is the national meteorological service in Ireland. You can find the most updated information there. Ireland’s warning system is pretty straight-forward. Yellow, Orange and Red. The Cliffs of Moher visitor centre and parking area are usually closed if there is an orange warning or a red warning. They would still be opened if it is a yellow warning. You can always check the Cliffs of Moher’s Twitter page for the most updated information. The staff at the Cliffs do a very good job in updating their twitter account.

2. Best time of the day to visit the Cliffs of Moher

If you are staying somewhere close by, like Galway, try to go to the Cliffs before 11am or after 4pm. Most of the tourists are doing a day trip from Dublin to the Cliffs of Moher. It is around 3 hours to drive from Dublin to Cliffs of Moher. So starting from 11am, the Cliffs is packed with people.

Apart from being able to enjoy the Cliffs with less people around, you can also save a bit of money! From 2020, the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre is actually cheaper to visit before 10:59am or after 4pm. At the moment, adult ticket is 8 Euros for peak hours and 4 Euros for off peak hours (This article is written on 10 May 2020).

3. How to take a cool picture at the Cliffs of Moher

Definitely not by crossing the fences at the Cliffs of Moher. I understand how important it is to take a cool picture or video at a tourist attraction. Doing handstand, jumping up in the air, pretending to fall off etc.

But not at the Cliffs of Moher please! Risking your life for a picture is just stupid. Never cross the fences and lines at the Cliffs. And do not ignore all the warning signs! There have been reports of people falling off the Cliffs. It might seem safe and far from the edge, but there are winds from the Atlantic Ocean!! STRONG and SUDDEN winds!

However, it is still possible for you to take a cool picture that would make your friends jealous. And that is to take a picture of the Cliffs of Moher from the bottom! Go to Doolin and take a boat trip from there. You can see the Cliffs of Moher real close and enjoy this number 1 tourist attraction in Ireland from a different angle.

*The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of Finn McCools Tours.

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