A Day Trip To The Cliffs Of Moher


I'm still confused at how I could have gone to Europe as many times as I have and still not get up to Ireland. But that dilemma was finally solved on my latest trip this fall. The boy and I flew from London to Dublin and spend 4 days on the Emerald Isle. Something I needed to do while we were there was to take a day trip to the Cliffs of Moher. Having seen photos of them for years, I knew it was a place I couldn't go to Ireland without seeing. I wish I could have gotten to more places, but the travel budget was not big for this trip, so I settled on a 40 Euro day trip with Paddywagon tours.


Our day began quite early as we set off for the West coast of the country. Our first big stop was in a small village called Kinvara, which is near Galway. We only got about 30 minutes there, but it was quite adorable and charming. It was also incredibly colorful, and I had a nice time walking around the main area and getting some shots of the hues.

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The Baby Cliffs

Right before getting to the main cliffs, we stopped off at the Baby Cliffs, just 15 minutes away. This almost felt like a nicer area to me because I could totally see myself just sitting down and writing a poem or something. We didn't get much time here either, but I was glad our tour guide let us get a quick taste.

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The Cliffs of Moher

Of course, right when we got to the main event, it started raining like crazy. It is Ireland though, so it was kind of expected. But I didn't expect it to be hard, cold rain. We trekked up the path to the main sight point and I tried to push through the freezing rain and my soaking clothes and hair. Even with the rain and fog, I still could get a nice view of the cliffs and tried to enjoy it through the discomfort.

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