The Cliffs of Moher tour brings you to one of the most spectacular spots of Ireland’s west coast - The Cliffs of Moher , combining it with a photo stop at Limerick’s King John’s Castle, an exploration of the karstified limestone area of the Burren, and stops at various places of interest such as 12th Century Corcomroe Abbey, and the scenic harbour village of Kinvarra.As the tour heads out to the west of Ireland, keep an eye out for tower houses /castles on the way, built by the Irish gentry and Normans alike, serving as cold, damp places of refuge in times of uncertainty.At Limerick City the tour traverses the famous spine of Ireland: the River Shannon, do a photo stop at the Treaty stone with King Johns Castle viewed across Thomond Bridge, before passing Bunratty Castle on the bumpy boggy roads on the way to the cliffs. The spectacular Cliffs of Moher is a 200 meter high, 8 kilometer long ridge of cliffs jutting out into the ocean. Spend your time wandering along the cliff edge, looking over to the Gaelic speaking islands of Aran. The adjacent interpretive centre explores different elements of the mighty Cliffs: ocean, rock, nature and man. The virtual reality cliff face adventure movie called “the Ledge Experience” is not to be missed.Lunch is available in the village of Doolin - famous for its traditional music.Walking on wild remote limestone features in the Burren, you will be surprised to find it to be home to a vast array of flora, including Arctic and Alpine flowers that grow surprisingly alongside Mediterranean species - all thanks to the heat absorbing limestone, ecological farming practices, and the last ice age. The dry stone walls, on the one side, and the wild Atlantic Ocean on the other, leave a lasting impression of this rugged but fertile coastline.Corcomroe Abbey is a 12th century Cistercian monastery, now in ruin, romantically set in a valley surrounded by farmland. The abbey is noted for its detailed carvings and other rich ornamentation. It is said that the local king - an O’ Brian - who commissioned the building, executed the five masons who completed the abbey to prevent them from constructing a rival masterpiece elsewhere.The quaint village of Kinvara on Galway Bay is a seaside village with a fisherman’s harbour that hosts Galway Hooker boats with their signature red sails, while the enigmatic Dunguaire Castle can be viewed across the bay, beautifully nestled on its own tiny headland surrounded by water.
Office 37, College Green, Dublin
1 Jan - 31 Dec
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