FROM 5,800 YEAR OLD POULNABRONE DOLMENS AND FAIRY FORT'S, TO VERTICAL CLIFFS WITH AN ABRUPT EDGE, THIS IS A "BUCKET LIST" ADVENTURE.
Exclusive Day Tour of the Cliffs of Moher from Dublin
This is a private Chauffeur Driven tour to the Cliffs of Moher from your Dublin Hotel
King John’s Castle
We depart Dublin and make our way towards the south- west of Ireland.
With a turbulent history dating back to the Viking times, the Castle has undergone numerous sieges, battles and triumphs over its history.
The foundation of the city is dated back to 922 when the Viking leader Thormodu Helgason established a base on King’s Island, the area where King John’s Castle now stands.
Galway Bay (Irish: Loch Lurgain or Cuan na Gaillimhe)
The bay of Galway is about 30 miles long and up to 20 miles in width in areas. There are numerous small islands in the bay in addition to the Aran Islands which are to the west across the entrance. The rocks are Granite to the west of Galway but they are Limestone to the south.
We take you to the famous “baby cliffs” with the opportunity to ramble over the magical limestone landscape known as the Burren region.
The Burren & The Cliffs of Moher
The Burren is home to 75% of Ireland’s native flora & location of numerous ancient monuments including the Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb. The Tombs are two prehistoric wedge tombs located in the north central area of the Burren.
A neck ornament dating from c.800 to 700bc, concealed in one of the limestone grykes is now displayed at the National Museum of Ireland (Kildare Street site) in Dublin.Amaze at the 5,800 year old Poulnabrone Dolmen and Ballyalban Fairy Fort – home of the little men with green hats and orange beards!
Arrive at the world famous Cliffs of Moher, one of the world’s great natural attractions where you can enjoy breathtaking views.
Lonely Planet wrote:
“The Cliffs of Moher are entirely vertical and the cliff edge is abrupt. On a clear day, the views are tremendous, with the Aran Islands etched on the waters of Galway Bay. From the cliff edge, you can just hear the booming far below as the waves crash and gnaw at the soft shale and sandstone.
With a due-west exposure, sunset is the best time to visit”
– Lonely Planet
Poem by Pulitzer Prize winner, Wallace Stevens;
The Irish Cliffs of Moher
Who is my father in this world, in this house,
At the spirit’s base?
My father’s father, his father’s father, his—
Shadows like winds
Go back to a parent before thought, before speech,
At the head of the past.
They go to the cliffs of Moher rising out of the mist,
Above the real,
Rising out of present time and place, above
The wet, green grass.
This is not landscape, full of the somnambulations
And the sea. This is my father or, maybe,
It is as he was,
A likeness, one of the race of fathers: earth
And sea and air.