Cliffs of Moher and the Burren – It’s all grand!

Cliffs of Moher
Cliffs of Moher

Last week I was able to see some of the most beautiful landscapes as we visited the Burren, an area in the West of Ireland covered by limestone that was formed over 350 million years ago due to the excess of rain in Ireland, on an international student group tour. We drove past the green landscapes, rocky hills, and herds of sheep to make our way to some incredible sights.

The first sight was Poulnabrone Dolmen: A tomb that has been standing since the new Stone Age in 3000BC.

Poulnabrone Dolmen
Poulnabrone Dolmen

We also were able to see Galway Bay by making a stop in Ballyvaughan. It used to be a port that imported and exported goods from a nearby town.

Ballyvaughan, County Clare, Ireland
Ballyvaughan, County Clare, Ireland

Our next stop was the Doolin Village and Pier. From here, the Cliffs of Moher are visible. Also, in order to get to the sea, you have to cross through the limestone pavements of the Burren.

Doolin
Doolin
Doolin
Doolin
Doolin
Doolin

The most spectacular spot of the whole day was visiting the Cliffs of Moher. They are over 700 feet high and are just incredible. Spending a couple of hours just walking around the cliffs was a great experience and walking along the edge was just so exhilarating. Yet, it was very relaxing when I sat down and stared at the cliffs, could listen to the ocean waves crash, and felt the breeze glide through my face. It has been filmed in movies such as The Princess Bride, Leap Year, and Harry Potter.

Cliffs of Moher
Cliffs of Moher

Our last stop was at Lahinch Beach. It is a super popular beach for surfing even during winter. It has a beautiful little village situated on the edge of the beach.

Lahinch Beach
Lahinch Beach
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