The Cliffs of Moher: 8th Wonder of the World | Small Group Tours Ireland
The Cliffs of Moher feature in many of our tours of Ireland. The magnificent ‘8th wonder of the world’ as they are know to many are worth seeing and taking in fresh Irish air that you’ve never experienced before. After this unique experience your Irish private chauffeur will be ready and waiting to escort you to other tourist sites or back to your hotel. Here’s why the Cliffs of Moher are so special…
The Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland’s top Visitor attractions. The Cliffs are 214m high at the highest point and range for 8 kilometres over the Atlantic Ocean on the western seaboard of County Clare. O’Brien’s Tower stands proudly on a headland of the majestic Cliffs.
From the Cliffs one can see the Aran Islands, Galway Bay, as well as The Twelve Pins, the Maum Turk Mountains in Connemara and Loop Head to the South. The Cliffs of Moher take their name from a ruined promontory fort “Mothar” which was demolished during the Napoleonic wars to make room for a signal tower.
The Cliffs of Moher are home to one of the major colonies of cliff nesting seabirds in Ireland. The area was designated as a Special Protection Area (SPA) for Birds under the EU Birds Directive in 1986 and as a Refuge for Fauna in 1988.
The Burren National Park is a short journey from the cliffs in your private driven vehicle. The name Burren is from the Irish word ‘boireann’ meaning rocky place, and it certainly is! Mainly formed of limestone rock the Burren stretches over 15,000 Acres and is the smallest National Park in Ireland. There have been many tombs found around the Burren, made from the rocks, the famous being the Portal Dolmen, proving people have lived in the Burren for over 5,000 years. It’s a very different landscape during your trip to Ireland as there’s no lush green grass and it’s easy to forget the the vast area of rock landscape is still the Emerald Isle.
Aillwee Caves are remotely located in the heart of the Burren and is one of the oldest caves in Ireland. Opened in 2008 the Birds of Prey Sanctuary at Ailwee Cave is an impressive addition. Allow yourself to be entertained by the flying exhibitions of some of the world’s most beautiful eagles, falcons, hawks, and owls. If you stick around long enough you could be lucky and witness the unique ‘meals’ these amazing winged creatures feast on, not to be missed!
After a day of exploring the magnificent Cliffs of Moher then you need the pampering at the 5 star Savoy Hotel. It is a luxury boutique hotel located in the heart of Limerick City within a vibrant shopping and theatre district of Limerick City in south-west Ireland. The luxurious hotel offers spa treatments and delicious dining. If a deluxe tour of Ireland is what you’re looking for then this hotel delivers!
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