Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Ireland Day 3 Cliffs of Moher and The Wild Atlantic Way

It was a rainy day and it was a sunny day and it was also rainy and sunny at the same time!
Upon the recommendation of our Monograms local host, Yvonne, we booked the Paddywagon day tour to the Cliffs of Moher, the Burren and Bunratty Castle.
I would highly recommend the tour as it left us plenty of time to explore the cliffs and we didn’t have to worry about navigating the crazy narrow roads where barely 2 cars can travel by each other.  We were considering renting a car to go there but we decided to sit back and enjoy the ride this time.  John, our driver, was an expert!

It was raining quite hard when we got to the cliffs but then it stopped and the wind was blowing so hard it dried us off! Perfect timing! and then the sun came out!

The Cliffs of Moher are situated in County Clare along the Wild Atlantic Way and have majestically faced the Atlantic for over 350 million years! 

The Cliffs rise to 702 feet (214 m) at their highest point and range for 8 kms (5 miles) over the Atlantic ocean. The sheer scale and dramatic impact of the cliffs is breathtaking.  


A little music adds to the atmosphere.

The Next Stop - The Burren

It has the most extraordinary landscape. The Burren may look rugged, but it is also a fragile place and is always under threat from increased human activity. It is amazing how seeds have blown in with the wind and flowers and grass emerge from cracks in the rocks.  It feels like you might be walking on the moon.

 Lunch and then a quick stop at Bunratty Castle then back to Limerick.

Time for a Guinness
Tomorrow...Off to Killarney

Penny and Dan

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