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Unchanged for millennia, visitors have flocked to the Cliffs since the 19th century to marvel at their splendour. They are now a Signature Discovery Point on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way and offer a world-class visitor experience.
The Cliffs are home to Ireland’s largest mainland seabird colony with up to 30,000 breeding pairs and the popular Puffins, which can be seen from April to July. There are 750m of safe pathways and raised viewing platforms along the cliff edge which allow you to enjoy a spectacular view and healthy cliff walk.
The award winning eco-friendly visitor centre opened in 2007 and is set into the hillside offering an all-weather experience. Inside are the public toilets, gift shops, cafés, first aid facilities, and visitor information.
The Cliffs Exhibition must be seen and brings to life the story of the Cliffs of Moher, presenting the geology, wildlife and human aspects of the Cliffs in an entertaining and educational way.
O’Brien’s Tower, built by local landlord Cornelius O’Brien as a viewing point for visitors in 1835, stands at the highest point of the Cliffs and offers the best photo opportunity from the top viewing platform. Amazingly, one can view 5 surrounding counties and the Aran Islands on a clear day!
Rangers are onsite for conservation and safety and offer cliff edge guiding and information on wildlife and geology. Why not come later in the day to enjoy a magical sunset and spectacular photo opportunities?
- Panoramic views of an iconic breath-taking landscape
- O’ Brien’s Tower, from where you can see 5 counties & the Aran Islands on a clear day
- Ireland’s largest mainland seabird colony which includes Puffins
- The Cliffs Exhibition which brings to life the geology and wildlife of the Cliffs of Moher
- Award-winning eco-friendly visitor centre with gift shops and cafes
- Free Cliffs of Moher audio guide app for Android and Apple (and free Wi-Fi)
- Under 16s go free!
Open Year Round
November - February
Daily 09:00 - 17:00
March & October
Monday - Friday 09:00 - 18:00
Saturday - Sunday 09:00 - 18:30
Monday - Friday 09:00 - 18:30
Saturday - Sunday 09:00 - 19:00
May & September
Monday - Friday 09:00 - 19:00
Saturday - Sunday 09:00 - 19:30
Monday - Friday 09:00 - 19:30
Saturday - Sunday 09:00 - 20:00
July - August
Daily 09:00 - 21:00
Closed: December 24 to 26. During times of extreme weather, the Cliffs may be forced to close. See 'Other Useful Information' section below for more details.
Last admission: 30 minutes before closing
Approx. visit duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Cliffs, Visitor Centre and Parking
Seniors (aged 65+): €4.50
Students (with valid ID): €4.50
Child (under 16): Free
O’ Brien’s Tower
Other Useful Information
Free leaflets available in Irish, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Latvian, Russian, Chinese, Mandarin, Japanese and Hindi.
DINING / REFRESHMENTS
The Puffin’s Nest Café provides hot & cold drinks, sandwiches, soup, salads, cakes and more. The Cliffs View Café provides tasty home-cooked meals, snacks and baking. Picnic tables also available.
Gift shops selling souvenirs and gift items from Cliffs branded merchandise to guide books, DVDs, jewellery and craft items.
Car and coach parking on-site (included in ticket prices).
The Visitor Centre is fully accessible and includes accessible toilets. The cliff viewing areas are partially accessible.
Group rates available (minimum 10 people). Pre-booking required.
WI-FI & APP
Free Wi-Fi available in the Visitor Centre, main viewing platform and Cliffs View Café. Free Cliffs of Moher Audio Guide App for Android and Apple devices available.
During times of high winds or hazardous weather conditions Met Eireann weather warning protocols are followed. During Yellow Warnings, visitors are required to exercise extra caution. Orange Status means conditions are too hazardous to visit the Cliffs, although the centre remains open as a refuge for those already on-site. During a Red Warning, the centre closes and all visitors and staff are evacuated.
ACCOLADES & AWARDS
- ‘Best Cliff View on the Planet’ by Conde Nast Traveler, 2015
- Green Hospitality Award 2010
- Irish Building Magazine award for geothermal heating system 2013
- ‘Contribution to Conservation’ Award in 2014 from the Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark
- The Public Sector Magazine, Excellence in Business Awards, Outright Winner for Tourism, 2015
- Silver level STEP certification from Sustainable Travel International between 2011 & 2014 and Green Hospitality Certified in 2014 & 2015
The Cliffs are located on the West Coast of Ireland, close to Liscannor village in Co. Clare. They are easily accessed by road from Galway (1.5 hours), Ennis (40 minutes), Limerick (1.5 hours) and from the ferry to and from Killimer in Kerry (45 minutes). Dublin is approximately 3.5 hours via Limerick.Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience Nearby Attractions