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Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Ireland

I wanted to do a handstand…But Meredith wouldn’t let me.

Still one of my most favorite places we’ve explored. One of the Wonders of the World, the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland. We were very fortunate that day to have clear skies and the pictures just don’t do it justice. Seeing them in person absolutely took our breath away.

Here’s some other details:

>The Cliffs rise to 702 feet (214 m) at their highest point and range for 8 kms (5 miles) over the Atlantic Ocean

> The Cliffs are a special protected area (SPA) for seabirds with over 20 species represented. They welcome over 30,000 breeding pairs annually including guillemots, razorbills, kittiwakes, peregrine falcons and the ever popular cute puffins. These Ireland Cliffs are also home to many rare flora including Cat’s Eat and Sea Pink.

> The Cliffs in Ireland are located on the west coast, close to Shannon International Airport, the cities of Limerick and Galway are close by. (County Clare).

> From the cliffs, and from atop the tower, visitors can see the Aran Islands in Galway Bay, the Maumturks and Twelve Pins mountain ranges to the north in County Galway, and Loop Head to the south.

> The cliffs rank among the most visited tourist sites in Ireland, with around 1.5 million visits per year.

> A wide range of sea life can also be seen, from grey seals through porpoises, dolphins, minke whales and basking sharks, as well as, occasionally, sunfish. On land, feral goats, foxes, badgers and the Irish hare are found, along with various breeds of farm cattle.

We hope to travel back there again someday. Have you ever been?

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