Cliffs of Moher is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Ireland
Cliffs of Moher in Ireland
The Cliffs of Moher, which has a breathtaking view of the Isles of Arne and Galway Bay, is one of Ireland’s most popular tourist attractions.
The Cliffs of Moher, which attracted almost 1 million visitors in 2006, was one of the most dangerous tourist areas in the world, and a wrong step on the edge of this precipice can lead to a fall from its height of 213 meters. into the Atlantic Ocean. The safest way to see the beauty of this abyss is through the official path or one of the three platforms that are intended for tourists.
The name of the Cliffs of Moher is derived from the name of the old fort that was once located at Hogs Head at the southernmost point of these cliffs. This fort was still standing until 1780 and was mentioned in a report by John Lloyd called A Short Tour in Clare (1780). The tower that is located near the site of the former fortress today is a guard tower that was built during the Napoleonic wars.
The Cliffs of Moher are mainly composed of Namurian shale and sandstone beds, and the oldest rocks are located at the bottom of these rocks.
The name of the Cliffs of Moher is derived from the name of the old fortress
Many animals live on the rocks of Moher, most of them are birds. It is estimated that 30,000 birds of more than 20 species live in this place, among which we can mention birds such as the Atlantic puffin that live in large colonies in remote parts of the Cliffs of Moher and on the small island of Goth.