Saturday, March 20, 2010
Cliffs of Moher
(click photo to enlarge -- I dare you!)
The Cliffs of Moher are located near Doolin, County Clare, south of Galway. The cliffs range in height from 400 ft. above the Atlantic Ocean at Hag's Head, to a maximum of 702 ft just north of O'Brien's Tower, five miles away. The cliffs boast one of Ireland's most spectacular views. A visitor center is bermed and built into a hillside, so as not to disturb the natural beauty of the site. Over one million people visited the Cliffs in 2006.
The Cliffs are currently one of the 28 finalists for the New Seven Wonders of Nature; the official list will be declared in 2011.