Ireland: The Magical Cliffs of Moher

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My first post is about magnificent Ireland and one of its most famous sights – Cliffs of Moher.

So I decided to pick up this blogging thing again. Good thing I had programming wizard Kevin to help me out. I don’t know how would I have set this up without him. Anyways, blogging again, yes. I think I have stories and pictures to share with you guys. Especially since I will move to Paris next month and I’m sure there is plenty to blog about there. And of course I can’t shake my wanderlust and I’m sure I’ll be visiting some new places very soon.

To people who don’t know I am spending my summer interning at the Estonian Embassy in Dublin and I try to spend my weekends at the Irish countryside. People say you haven’t really seen the Emerald Island when you haven’t been outside Dublin. True that because Ireland is blessed with the most amazing nature you can possibly think of.

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Cows, sheep and horses EVERYWHERE! These two were just hanging out at the cliffs

Cliffs of Moher are located in the west of Ireland, on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. The cliffs rise up to amazing 240 meters above sea level, and, if you are lucky enough to visit the cliffs on a clear day, you will have an absolutely breathtaking view of the cliffs and the ocean.

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They have built these stone barriers but lots of people simply climb over them
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Unfortunately Ireland has a reputation for notoriously bad weather and crazy rain, wind and chilly temperatures are nothing new. We too only had about 15 degrees Celsius that day but at least it didn’t rain. And what a blessing it was because next day it was pouring down like crazy and visiting the cliffs would have been a dreadful experience. Oh, and for those who don’t know, there is no use of an umbrella there. If anything, it could actually be dangerous to open an umbrella because the winds are insanely strong and worst case scenario it would just drag you into the ocean. Wouldn’t be the first time for it to happen there. Also, to make it even creepier, Cliffs of Moher are one of the most popular suicide destinations in Europe.

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Reminder to not fall off the cliffs
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Memorial at the Cliffs
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The waves were pretty intense down there

Tip for people visiting the cliffs – if you have a choice, don’t take a regular tour bus. The thing is that all the tour buses from all over Ireland arrive about the same time – around noon. It gets extremely touristy and busy there around that time. Also, the tours only give you about 1 or 1,5h total to spend on the cliffs. However, me and Kevin were there for 3,5 hours. The visitor centre is cool, maybe you would also like to have a hot cup of coffee and the cliffs are worth seeing from different angles.

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Until next time,

K.

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